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Aug 25, 2010 03:32 PM

Backpacking--No Fire--Tasty Eats

I'm going on a 2 1/2 day backpacking trip in the Desolation Wilderness up near Tahoe. We can't have fires, and I would hate to just eat sandwiches for dinner, so I was wondering if anyone has any tips for tasty food that will keep at cool temps (it won't be too hot) for a day of backpacking and then be delicious that night.

There are the usual suspects: pasta salad with cheese in it, etc. etc. I was thinking of something fun with meat in it though--wouldn't the Middle East be a good guide (thousands of years of nomadic culture and tasty meat pies, etc.)?

I was thinking some sort of nicely spiced lamb meat pie with rice in it, but what does everyone think?

Thanks for your help (recipes--or links to recipes--would be greatly appreciated)

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