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The Top 10 New Foods

Backpacker Magazine
June 2003

By Buck Tilton

Some things never seem to change. Like the way a long day on the trail can empty your belly. Or the way lots of freeze-dried fare, however lightweight and easy to prepare, comes up a mile short in the taste department. But here's mouth-watering news: Backpackers suddenly have tons of tempting choices to savor. Knowing how to pick the winners from the losers is the trick. Fortunately, our crew of camp food connoisseurs has done all the taste testing for you. Here are the consensus favorites — all of them new, all of them delicious.

(quick tip)

Easy Eating
Ever notice how tough it is to dig food out of the corners of those tall, eat-in-the-bag pouches? Try this: After rehydrating the meal, cut off the top 2 or 3 inches of the pouch.

MaryJanesFarm Organic Bac'un & Egg Scrambler
2 oz., 2 serv., 130 cal. per serv., $4.80
Unbeatable real egg taste and texture, yummy cheese, and surprisingly flavorful soy "bacon" bits. Like all of MaryJane's products, this one is certified organic. The catch? Preparation could be simpler — a skillet is required, and oil is recommended (provide your own).

The remainder of this article can be found on pages 127-129 of Backpacker Magazine, June 2003.

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