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hikerduane
Ordered this by mistake a few weeks ago when I made up a food order for potential multi-night backpacking trips.  Omeals beef stew, cool factor was add 3-5oz of water, close package and let it react and steam the meal, what there was of it.  Serving size was good for maybe under 6 youth.  8oz. of food was all.  Plenty of packaging waste, taste wasn't as good as a can of Dinty Moore stew.  You are stuck packing out the swollen heat pack then.  Less weight for one night than even a alcohol stove kit.
Caribou Wilderness north of me, almost 2 hour drive to this one trailhead. 
Duane
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Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Tgarner01
I'm sure you have tried some of these 
https://www.packitgourmet.com/home.php
I don't get out as much as I like to, but they make some tasty stuff for sure.
Toby Garner
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JimL
How did Repo feel about eating the remaining meals?  How did he feel about you eating his food?

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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hikerduane
Toby, never heard of that company,  I usually order from REI to use my dividend up.
Jim, wasn't enough to share with Repo, he did look at me while I ate, the whole time.  He had his own food I packed for him this time since there was no need to pack water like my dry camps.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Tgarner01
Give them a try. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Only like a year long shelf life, but very good for dehydrated meals. Also I believe everything is done in house, at least it was somewhere in Texas. Plenty of portion also... At least for me ðŸ˜
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Tgarner01
https://www.packitgourmet.com/Texas-State-Fair-Chili.html
This one comes to mind as one of my favorites. Can't tell it from homemade... In hindsight I guess it is... Just dried and rehydrated ðŸ˜œ
Toby Garner
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1hpycmpr
I really need to try some of the new stuff on the market.  Years ago, in the last century, I used Mountain House (?) brand when backpacking and I remember that they were pretty salty.  Then we got a dehydrator and started making our own meals.
Looks like you and Repo packed into a nice area, Duane.  Repo looks to be enjoying the cool off in the lake!
Mark
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hikerduane
I like the variety of brands REI carries, one small company quit making a Seafood Chowder I loved.  Nice thing about the freeze dried dinners REI has is their shelf life.  If I don't use them one summer, I can use them later, usually only for multi-night backpack trips.
Repo enjoyed the hike, he headed for shade a couple times when I decided to go back down to a lower lake instead of where we had lunch, then when we got to plan B, the site I wanted was occupied so we went to the far end of the lake.  Saw a Osprey later, heard his splash after that when he missed a fish.  Didn't think there were fish in it anymore.
Up this AM at 4:30, on trail 50 minutes later.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Rfieldbuilds
Beautiful.  
Randy
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hikerduane
Thanks Randy, hot up there, only swam once, if I had a towel, I would have gone again after dinner.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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JimL
I didn't comment on it earlier, but you always have the most awesome scenery in your outings.  I for one am envious!

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. - Dave Barry
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hikerduane
Thank you, many places are just a few minutes walk from home.  I'm a five minute walk from FS land.  Neighbors on the other side of our creek butt up to FS land.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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holliswood

Very nice pictures and campsite Duane!! 

-Fred

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Gasman64
Very nice scenery, Duane, you are quite fortunate to be able to spend time in such nice places.
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Steve
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austin65uri
Omeals seem like surplus military MRE's repackaged. Ugh.😃 Nice Repo pics!
Bill.
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hikerduane
Thank you guys, very nice country here in Plumas Co.  More travel to come in July.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Bumpkin 95
Nice pictures again Duane.  I have used a few of the mountain house and they tast pretty good. But I usually just pack a Knorr pasta side or rice dinner. 
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hikerduane
I"ve been tired of bringing a boxed pasta meal, so twice in the last couple months I have just brought a no cook dinner, tried this one to get rid of it and its shorter shelf life.  No need for a stove, so had bars for a quick breakfast also, but no coffee.  I like my stove time.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Majicwrench
Wait....what.....how...........NO COFFEE????????????????????????????? 

How did you survive?? Did you have to crawl out?? Prop your eyelids open with pine needles?? Repo drag you out??  How much stuff did you forget??

Jeesh talk about roughing it. You're a tougher man than I.

You know cold coffee is good, especially so when you have no other options.....
Keith
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hikerduane
Keith, 
I managed to get home real early and beat the heat.
Why has that 96 not been out yet?  Not letting a little kero smell hold you back?
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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GeraldJP
Great photos my friend. Thanks for the review, I had considered this, but not anymore.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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hikerduane
The small serving is a deal killer.  Convenient, but not enough reward.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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weto
I'll second those packitgourmet meals. Wife and I usually split one  of the wrap style ones for our lunches while on trail. sure beats PBJ every day.

They aren't cheap though.
-Erik
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hikerduane
I saw that price for the gourmet meals, free shipping for orders over $150.  REI is $50.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Lhoffm4coleman
Duane, with country like yours to tramp around in, you should start a youtube channel featuring you, Repo and all your cool adventures in the wild.  Seriously you could be making bank!  Get some sponsors to give gear reviews on, etc. Between your VW bus, Coleman collection and hiking adventures you certainly have plenty of material to shoot vids on.  As for those ready meals, I always kept a few in the car and pack but mostly tried to hunt small game and fish for main meals.  I grew up in rural PA, so we didnt have the scale and splendor of your part of the country, but any dirt time is better than no dirt time for sure.  Keep up the good work.  Thank you for sharing.
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hikerduane
Hah!
No VW bus. I can barely post pics, let alone do YouTube.   I make more money now than I did working.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Newfie
The backpacking meals cost a small fortune where I live in western Canada.

I watched an interesting YouTube video last week featuring a woman who dehydrated her own meals. She then packed them in mylar bags, threw in a food grade dessicant packet, and sealed the bag using her iron to lengthen the shelf life. Then she labelled it with the contents and date of packaging.

It will be more work for sure but it would be cheaper and kind of fun to do. 
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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