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Paul

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The best foods for the bush
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:22:10 PM »
OK I know everyone has their favorite snack foods while in the bush. Sometimes I will take off before light and won't return to camp until after last light, some of the biggest whitetails I have killed in between 10am and 2pm. So I like to take snacks and food for the trail. My favorite

These hidden valley sweet and salty peanut bars, they are very filling and tasty, one of these mid morning or afternoon really fills a guy up



OK something I also like to do is make a little fire and cook up a can of Puritan horse meat stew, yeah I know it's disgusting, but it sure makes a good quick lunch, cooks in the can and can eat it with a handmade stick spoon. And yeah I am pretty sure they use horsemeat, but who gives a shit, if you ate Chinese food you probably ate worse

« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 09:24:48 PM by Paul »

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 09:56:37 PM »
LOL, I just stick to powerbars, great nutrition, light and great energy.  I will have to try the horse stew.   If I do buy something in a can, I usually stick to something that has a pull top lid. 

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 11:10:30 PM »
I bbq steak, chops, or chicken breasts (or wild game) and cut them up lengthwise, stick the meat in a big pita, squirt on a but of bbq sauce and wrap it up.  I put it in a Ziploc bag, suck out the air and we are good to go.  I make 4 of them, and I am good for the whole day.  I like the Nature Valley Almond granola bars, Craisins, and a bag of honey raosted peanuts. 


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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 05:15:08 AM »
I usually carry granola bars, jerky or dried sausage and water on a day trip.

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 08:21:01 AM »
Hard boiled eggs (shell them) and a hunk of cheese in a sand. bag, those wafer sesame snacks, Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar (only time I like them is when I'm hunting), can of mussles with the zip top, sometimes leftover halloween candy.  I like whatever's quickn'easy with lot's of energy.

Of course there's nothing better than hunting in Nov. with freshly made antelope jerky in your pocket.

I have been known to carry a little backpack stove and frypan for fresh liver though.

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 09:56:32 AM »
I am still old school,, still have to have my sausage and bun with mustard with me. Make a fire and have a hot lunch nothing beats sausage over the fire. I also am a big fan of the granola bar products. Lately its been the Trail mix and or the Sweet and Salty mixes.. Good stuff to fill an aching stomach.

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 02:48:54 PM »
Best food for the bush? Gotta be wieners.

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 02:54:38 PM »
Sheep hunting is all freeze dried and power bars.  Actually lived off of Powerbars for 2.5 days while chasing a sheep around and didn't have a chance to get back to camp for some real food.  Surprisingly the power bars kept me feeling pretty good energy wise. 

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 06:16:43 PM »
puritan irish stew.... and fresh made bread with canned corn beef in the middle topped off with a little margarine and mustard.... best darn bush lunch going!!!  if your in camp of course... if not the nature valley or similar bars are light and filling and a ziploc bag full or trail mix nuts and little wrapped candies like werthers for that sugar energy jolt

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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 06:23:26 PM »
Since most of my hunting is done just after Halloween, my pockets and daypack are usually filled with left over Halloween treats.  Those Reeces peanut butter cups and other mini chocolate bars get me by until a good dinner at camp.
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Re: The best foods for the bush
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 09:30:10 PM »
i'm a big fan of Clif bars. i find Power Bars tasteless and very difficult to chew, especially when they get cold. Clif bars keep me going between meals. my hunting day is usually up before dawn, hunt until about 11AM. back to camp for an elaborate brunch of bacon, eggs, pancakes, hashbrowns and black coffee strong enough to stand a spoon up in. then it's time to perform camp chores, maintain my gun, shoot the shit a bit and have a nap until about 3pm. then it's back out hunting until dark. back to camp for a hearty meal of stew, hot dogs over the fire, chili etc.

quite a regimented system, only thrown for a loop if an animal is dropped.