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Dad's Bars

Category: Trail Snacks

Backpack: Yes Effort: easy Serves: 7-8 Prep time: 30-60m

Ingredients:

2 cups Quick Cooking Rolled Oats (1-minute, instant, etc.)

1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter or Margarine

1/2 cup Brown Sugar or Raw Sugar (plain sugar works fine, too)

1/2 cup Raisins

1/2 cup Coarsely Chopped Dried Fruit (cranberies, cherries, apricots, blueberries, figs, prunes, etc. - but avoid dried pineapple bits (they turn hard as rocks when cooked!)

1/2 cup Coarsely Chopped Salted Peanuts or Mixed Nuts

1/4 cup Shelled Sunflower Seeds

1/4 cup Honey

1 fork (or use your fingers if you can't find a fork)

1 sharp knife

1 8" square microwavable dish (these are usually made out of glass)

1 large bowl to mix everything together in

1 coffee cup (for warming stuff in microwave)

9 zip-lock sandwich bags or freezer bags (snak-sized bags will work fine, but make 12 skinny bars instead of 9 fat ones)

How to Prepare:

Combine all dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl.

Melt the butter... cut the stick in half, plop it in the coffee cup and throw it in the microwave for 15 seconds. If it isn't all melted when it comes out, nuke it again.

Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture while stirring constantly with a fork, until the butter is evenly distributed and the mixture is well coated.

Warm the honey to make it thinner and easier to mix - that's warm, not hot! You can use the same cup you used for the butter and nuke it for 10 seconds. If it isn't warm the first time, nuke it again until it is. Add a drop or two of water if it needs further thinning.

Drizzle the warm honey over the mixture while stirring constantly until the honey is evenly distributed. Keep stirring the mixture until there are no lumps or clumps of un-mixed or un-coated ingredients.

Press the mixture evenly into the 8" square microwaveable dish (Hint: It's easier to remove the bars later if you spray the inside of the dish with cooking spray first.)

Nuke it on high for 6 minutes. The mixture will look like it isn't cooked and it will still be soft and crumbly to the touch. Don't worry, it'll firm-up when it cools down.

Let it cool - or - stick it in the 'fridge for about 15 minutes.

With a sharp knife, cut it into 9 rectangular bars, stuff each bar (and anything that falls off of it) into a sandwich bag and press out all the air before sealing the bag.

Bagged Bars can be stored in the 'fridge for 3 or 4 weeks. They'll keep in your backpack for at least a week on the trail.

Dad's Bars make a complete nutritious breakfast with coffee or Tang; or, they make a great "trail lunch" with just plain old water!

I keep mine in zip lock bags. You might want to double them to help with Black Bears ya know. :)

Jolly Water

Category: Beverages Rating: 6.2

Backpack: No Effort: easy Serves: any Prep time: 1-30m Cals 40

Ingredients:

Jolly Rancher hard candy

Water

How to Prepare:

Add 2 pieces of hard candy to your water bottle. Let the candy disolve and mix with the water while you hike.

Don't forget to treat or filter all water taken from lakes or streams.

Fish slow and easy!

Borrowed this one from..........Well you know who!

A proud memer of P.E.T.A (People Eating Tasty Animals)

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Rabbit in Mole Sauce

Category: Wild Game Rating: 5

Backpack: No Effort: easy Serves: 3-4 Prep time: 30-60m

Ingredients:

One 3 pound rabbit or chicken.

Mole Sauce: 3 ripe tomatoes chopped, 1/2 cup ground almonds, 1-4oz. can green chiles or tablespoon chili powder, 2-cloves garlic, peeled/crushed, 2 TBLspoon yellow onion chopped, 1 TBLspoon sesame seeds, 1/4 Teasp. coriander

1/4 Teasp. salt, 1/8 Teasp. cinnamon, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 oz. square unsweetened chocolate.

How to Prepare:

This is one of my favorite dishes. Chicken for the tame - Rabbit for the Game!Preheat oven 350 degrees. One 3 pound rabbit or chicken, clean & disjointed. Dip in melted butter, then in seasoned bread crumbs to coat. Cover with foil bake for 1 hour, Uncover and bake for 30 minutes, bast with butter, bake til crisp and brown.

For the Mole...

PUREE ALL at high speed one minute or ultra fine mince. Simmer puree for half an hour. Pour over Rabbit and enjoy the taste.

Fish slow and easy!

Borrowed this one from..........Well you know who!

A proud memer of P.E.T.A (People Eating Tasty Animals)

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Earth Worm Spaghetti

Category: Emergency Survival Food

Ingredients:

10-15 good sized earthworms

water

How to Prepare:

Boil worms till dead. Just drop them into boiling water like you would lobster and cook for about 2 min then serve. Tastes good kind of like fish.

Fish slow and easy!

Borrowed this one from..........Well you know who!

A proud memer of P.E.T.A (People Eating Tasty Animals)

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ah-HA! BUSTED! Tell the boss I said YOU'RE FIRED! :lol:

The Spam foil packs are pretty good, too...

I usually carry a small fold down hiker's stove fueled with Sterno and a camp mess kit. A couple small cans of stew, pasta, beans, etc. along with the spam and a few crackers can suffice for a nice hot tailgate lunch if the fish are biting...

If you don't want to buy the stove, build your own using a beer or soda can... click here...

They really work! (Did I actually use the term "soda?" What are you YANKEES doin' to me?!?!?!?!?!?!? :noway: )

TIGHT LINES, YA'LL

 

"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process." - Paul O’Neil

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It's a pop... :lol:

TIGHT LINES, YA'LL

 

"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process." - Paul O’Neil

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Terry, Wheres your sence of adventure? :huh1: I thoght you were a outdoors type mtn man. :=D: I really like the stove I am going to have to make one. It might work great for heating up caned stew! and leave the pan at home. :)

Fish slow and easy!

Borrowed this one from..........Well you know who!

A proud memer of P.E.T.A (People Eating Tasty Animals)

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