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    Do you Eat Funny/Different Food on the Trail Only? Like SPAM!

    I guess we all know just how good food taste before,during and especially after hiking. For me the box or package the food comes in could even taste good after hiking. But I was wondering does anyone have any kind of food they rationalize they can eat only when they go hiking or any special recipe that is strictly Camping/Trail food. What edibles are taboo for every day living and Outdoor Munchies for you only. I've got some great SPAM recipes but only rationalize (and taste good) after a few Peaks under my belt for the day.
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    those nasty-ish beef jerky sticks with the even nastier processed cheese sticks.......never would touch them just sitting around the house, but I eat them all the time when I am hiking. I guess i do it for the sodium and the longer lasting energy that fat provides over simple sugars. And Combos....man i do love me some Combos when I am hiking.

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    ohhh yea

    at one time or another
    1)bologna
    2)imitation crab meat
    3)beef jerky
    4)chunks of odd german susauge
    5)canned osyters
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    Quote Originally Posted by giggy
    ohhh yea

    at one time or another
    1)bologna
    2)imitation crab meat
    3)beef jerky
    4)chunks of odd german susauge
    5)canned osyters

    You dont eat #'s 1 and 3 any other time than on the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiguy
    I guess we all know just how good food taste before,during and especially after hiking. For me the box or package the food comes in could even taste good after hiking. But I was wondering does anyone have any kind of food they rationalize they can eat only when they go hiking or any special recipe that is strictly Camping/Trail food. What edibles are taboo for every day living and Outdoor Munchies for you only. I've got some great SPAM recipes but only rationalize (and taste good) after a few Peaks under my belt for the day.
    The only time I eat power bars, pepperoni, Gatordade or ready-to-eat salmon in little bags is on the trail. My diet is almost completely different on the trail...
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    I try to avoid junky sugars almost all of the time (alright - I do eat ice cream occasionally, but only for the calcium ), but on the trail I will eat chocolate in winter, peanut M & M's all year and drink Gatorade. I do not do these things otherwise.

    Also have only had Wasabi peas on the trail...never anywhere else.
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    Peanut butter and Fluff sandwiches on Matthew's 9 grain and nut bread. They pack well, taste great, and give me the energy I want, yet I only crave them when hiking. Yum!
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    Big fat summer sausages and dry salami. Can't even look at them anywhere else but on the trail.
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    whoopi pies
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    Hey, I ate a whoopie pie on the presi traverse!....I eat so much GORP (the good kind with almonds, dark chocalate, craisins, and the rest..) on the trail, I shy away from it at home....I eat healthy on and off the trail but with a higher concentration of fats, potassium, salt and protien....and bugs...

    My old boyfriend and I still chuckle about the time--in 1972--he ate a whole can of SPAM in one sitting while out on the trail...let's just say it came back up shortly afterwards in the very same dimensions...Specially Processed American Meat, is that really what SPAM means??

    I could go for one of those jelly donuts right about now skiguy!

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    Ah yes, SPAM... the stuff is great for getting something nice and heavy in your stomach.

    An all time favorite is also Vienna Sausages... YUM!!

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    I like to bring pb sandwiches, which i never eat at home. I didn't think they still sold SPAM - I haven't eaten that in years and I don't remember it being something I'd eat again--on or off trails. I also like to bring some kind of trail mix and a power bar that I nibble on the way up for energy-rarely eat these at home. I don't bring Cytomax anymore because the sugar was not satisisffying my thirst, but I may try that again just to get in the electrolytes.
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    raisins(good source of iron but high on the GI) M&M's and hard candies

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibones
    I like to bring pb sandwiches, which i never eat at home. I didn't think they still sold SPAM - I haven't eaten that in years and I don't remember it being something I'd eat again--on or off trails. I also like to bring some kind of trail mix and a power bar that I nibble on the way up for energy-rarely eat these at home. I don't bring Cytomax anymore because the sugar was not satisisffying my thirst, but I may try that again just to get in the electrolytes.
    you can make a very respectable trail jambalaya with cut up spam and various pouched seafoods.

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    Tins of sardines, MRE's, Tang, SPAM !, gorp & gin
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    tuna fish in other stuff besides a grinder roll with BBQ sauce (which is normal to me)

    tuna with mac'n'cheese!

    tuna with ramin!

    tuna with pasta!

    tuna on a bagel with pepperoni and monterry pepper jack cheese.

    the salmon in a bag in mac'n'cheese is amazing too, but never made it at home.
    the starchild chill will

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