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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Sep 3, 2010
Stabby

Breakfast sausage, can of baked beans, and cottage cheese. Sounds gross, but it works.


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By Cory
From Boise, ID
Sep 3, 2010
Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fun day in the Hills

I remember reading something somewhere about Yvon Chouinard living off of damaged canned cat food mixed with potatos, ground squirrel, and porcupines for one summer.


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By erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Sep 3, 2010
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good

Kia Marie wrote:
Oh, and i know ramen isn't supposed to be an option... BUT.... You can crack an egg in it while it is still boiling and it makes yummy delicious creamy protein soup.



How about the marmot youre holding? Could be pretty tasty with the right seasoning....


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By xxxxx
Sep 3, 2010

erikwellborn wrote:
How about the marmot youre holding? Could be pretty tasty with the right seasoning....


It's a HEDGEHOG. And he's much too pokey to eat. Not to mention too adorable! XD


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By JohnWesely
From Red River Gorge
Sep 3, 2010
Gunking

JLP wrote:
At least 1 trustfunder and a bunch of others likely posting from $1k+ laptops with $50+/month internet connections...


300 dollar laptop and 20 dollar internet right here.

The best lunch is peanut butter and honey sandwich. Layer it as much as you can handle. Getting at least a triple decker is crucial. Nothing beats a quad decker. Compliment this with Little Debbie peanut butter bars. A pack of six costs a dollar and each one has 500 calories. If you did your sandwich right, that is about 1500 calories right there. I usually add in a pudding cup, but they don't really have that many calories.

The best dinner is those dollar cans of ravioli with a tablespoon or two of vegetable oil mixed with as much noodles as you can handle. Chopping the ravioli up gives you a passable meat sauce. The can has about 500 calories, and a good amount of noodles has that much too. The oil adds another 300 hundred. Pretty decent dinner.


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By Brad W
From San Diego
Sep 3, 2010

rick gardiner wrote:
Kevin got it right. Franzia all the way!!!!! I'm having a glass right now!

When did Franzia start being drunk from a glass?!


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By freddy burg
Sep 3, 2010

Penne pasta, Vodka sauce, sauteed onions, garlic, jar roasted red peppers, and sliced smoked sausage. salt pepper. fukin amazing and feeds 4 for like 1.50 each. colman stove and one skillet.


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By freddy burg
Sep 3, 2010

Penne pasta, Vodka sauce, sauteed onions, garlic, jar roasted red peppers, and sliced smoked sausage. salt pepper. fukin amazing and feeds 4 for like 1.50 each. colman stove and one skillet.


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By Choss Chasin'
From Torrance, CA
Sep 4, 2010
Black Mountain

JohnWesely wrote:
The best lunch is peanut butter and honey sandwich. Layer it as much as you can handle.


+1

I use spun honey (yes I know less dirtbaggy than normal honey but its worth it). That way you can really layer it up and the bread doesn't turn all soggy.


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By Rob Gordon
From Hollywood, CA
Sep 5, 2010
Tough Mantle Problem.  Haven't sent yet...

I got two... pretty much all I eat. Vegetarian if you eat eggs and cheese.

#1
Cook a half box whole wheat pasta shells (couple bucks), strain, add one small can of store brand tomato sauce (39 cents) and a third block of sliced colby or cheddar cheese (couple bucks). Scramble 3 eggs (50 cents?) and mix all together till cheese melts. Season. (I usually mix up a batch of salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder together before a trip).

Probably over 1000 calories. Can also add a half can of corn.

#2
Cook a batch of brown rice. I know it's a pain but cheap and hearty. Add either a half can of great northern beans or garbanzo beans. Scramble 3 eggs mix together. Shredded jack cheese on top is good. Season with soy sauce and seasoning.


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By Jake Hutchins
Sep 5, 2010

Mac and Cheese

-Noodles
-Block of Cheese
-can of Campells Cheese Soup

Boil noodles. Drain water. Add cheese soup, and diced cheese. Heat up let cheese melt. Serve.


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By JohnWesely
From Red River Gorge
Sep 5, 2010
Gunking

Choss Chasin' wrote:
+1 I use spun honey (yes I know less dirtbaggy than normal honey but its worth it). That way you can really layer it up and the bread doesn't turn all soggy.


I always find that the honey crystallizes from oxidations, so it never really makes a mess.


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Sep 5, 2010

-1 for no ramen

not extreamly cheep but tasty
meal 1-- spam single cut up into ramen, and flavored instant mashed potatos on the side. $2.50 725claories, 30g fat, 95g of carbs, 22g protine.

meal 2--- instant flavored mashed potatos with foil packet flavored tuna of your choice (cook potatos then add tuna) instant stuffing 1/2 a box on the side a one whole package of saltine crackers for the potato tuna contraption. $4.00 650 cal, 12g fat, 110g carbs,26g protine.

snacks--- cliff bar $1 , penutbutter and saltine crackers $1.00,

meal 3--- 1 lb of hamberger, box of mac and cheese, can green chile and tomatos $5.00 feeds a few people.

maybe i will add a few more later.


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By Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Sep 5, 2010
smoke break, pitch 5 or 6 (or 7??) of Dark Shadows

+1 for rattlesnake bake (organic snake, greens, shrooms) for elegance, originality, and cost. -50 for complexity and required planning.

+1 for the brook trout. Nutritionally packed full, and free after you get the equipment to fetch it. And if you ditch the shake and bake, you can boil it in the coffee pot after you've made coffee.

Kia +1 for eggs. Eggs are an awesome superfood. Ramen probably takes more nutrients to digest and shit out than you get from it.

Rob +1 for being the first to mention whole wheat and brown rice.

Eggs, potatoes, garden salsa: Super cheap, and almost nutritionally complete. Lots of protein and long-lasting calories. Although not as fun as catching rattlesnakes, brookies, or hedgehogs.


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By Doug Metcalf
Sep 5, 2010

Elk


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By rangerdrew
From Loveland
Sep 6, 2010
Evans Aprons

Cory wrote:
I remember reading something somewhere about Yvon Chouinard living off of damaged canned cat food mixed with potatos, ground squirrel, and porcupines for one summer.


Let My People Go Surfing-think he mentions it in there


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By rangerdrew
From Loveland
Sep 6, 2010
Evans Aprons

JohnWesely wrote:
Compliment this with Little Debbie peanut butter bars.


+1 crazy cheap and tasty


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By icymonsters
From ct
Sep 6, 2010

sardines with mustard and chef boyardee total cost 1.69 just don't try to kiss anyone


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By England
From ?
Sep 6, 2010
Alpine toothpick.

Kia Marie wrote:
I propose extra points for vegetarian meals.

No Way.
PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals.


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By ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Sep 6, 2010

PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals. X2


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By HoseBeats
Sep 6, 2010

Mac 'n Beans

Cook up some mac and cheese, mix with one can baked beans. Looks like crap, tastes great. Filling and cheap, feeds 2 easily.


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By xxxxx
Sep 6, 2010

England wrote:
No Way. PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals.

Eff PETA. Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I support PETA. Thanks for being open minded though.


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By P LaDouche
From CO
Sep 6, 2010

beer, cheetos.


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By Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Sep 6, 2010
smoke break, pitch 5 or 6 (or 7??) of Dark Shadows

Kia Marie wrote:
Eff PETA. Just because I'm a vegetarian doesn't mean I support PETA. Thanks for being open minded though.


Eggs aren't vegetables.


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By Dani
Sep 7, 2010
Middle pitch of Coors Lite

This is a little gourmet for a dirtbag's mac-n-cheese meal, but I find it's worth the extra dollar or so...
1 box Kraft/etc. mac & cheese, cooked with broccoli pieces. Drain, add powder, throw in as much real cheese as you can handle, add a can of tuna, and pepper the dickens out of it. MMM-MMM.

Courtesy my friend who is shortly catching a plane for Peace Corps, Cameroon:
(per person) 1 pack ramen, 1 appropriately sized ziplock bag, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 can chicken.
Cook & drain the ramen. While it's still hot, throw it and everything else into the bag and mush it up. The result is a version of some Asian dish that (just guessing) most self-respecting eaters would scoff at, but in the dirty outdoors it's passable.


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