Dehydrated Fuel? Or Huel?

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Janne

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Without getting picky about all food being a chemical soup, it just seems to be dried nuts and seeds, ground up and sweetened. The "sweetener" and vitamin blend might be suspect if you don't like aspartame or multivitamins but aren't unusual in many people's diet.
It's the reported sheer blandness and displeasing texture that really puts me off and I quite like soup! And yes Janne, I'd prefer actual food, although I'll admit I was intrigued first time I saw this stuff.
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JamPan

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Everyone on here has started buying dehydrator now, so I'm sure we can come up with something half decent to grind into powder. :)
 

Alan 13~7

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Huel... my thinking is now...

1} too costly, couldn't find it for less than £45 minimum order for 28 servings ( if I don't like it's 27 servings wasted & 45 quid down the drain)

2} if you google flaxseed?

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/serious-side-effects-flax-seeds/#gref

3} Feedback on here from users of this product is not flattering!

well nough said,


Everyone on here has started buying dehydrator now, so I'm sure we can come up with something half decent to grind into powder. :)

Dehydration still the best option & re-hydration/cooking is fun to be fair

I bought a cheap dehydrator too, a while back, so far not used it much, probably just me but I think they are hard work so much faffing, I did around 3 tins of baked beans separated them from the sauce first did the sauce separately the beans worked fine, took fekin ages though, the sauce wasn't a success so ditched the sauce, I still have one portion of beans left, using as an added ingredient in home packed dehydrated rat pack one pot type meals etc they were fine

(for Mix & match dehydrated rat packs I bought Faff free already dehydrated individual ingredients from T~internet)

http://www.tastesensation.info/index.asp

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ONION-POW...hash=item2a33a4e4b2:m:m5iYmo3FkB75TS6ubIDlolQ

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One thing I cant seem to get on line is dehydrated potato cubes, potato powder but not cubes what might be the reason? Anyone else do spuds?

so if I can be bothered, diced potato will be my next dehydrated ingredient experiment!
 
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JamPan

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I tried eating flaxseed in yogurt for breakfast for a bit, but it's too much like birdseed. I do mix a sprinkle of it in with some ground up nuts and mixed dried fruit, so once my dehydrator arrives I'll hopefully be adding in my own dried fruit mix.

It's funny you mention potatoes as that's one of my first plans to try it in different forms. Also different types of potato. Roosters are my favourite to cook with.
 
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Huel, Is that not the sound you make as you spew it back out? once your brain has decided that it sounded better than it taste's :lmao: sorry I'm having a moment :p
 

JamPan

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As Janne says, they're good for the prostate and my dad had gone into hospital to 'bore the pipe' so I thought I'd try flax to hopefully keep it healthy. The good news is the docs rang me the other week and asked me to come in for a check up as I hadn't been in for two years. Anyway I went in this week for test results and seemed to be healthier than the 20 something nurse and she said I was a 1.8% risk, so I'll see them in five years then. :p
 

Alan 13~7

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I origeonaly bought a packet of flaxseeds to add extra fiber & omega 3 to my home made Muesli Biscuit bars, but was put off by the negitave press flax seeds get mainly possible constipation & possible weight gain....

still on potatoes, cooked all the way through or to say 5minutes to go Ie almost cooked
 
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Toddy

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Have you not heard of Smash ? it's an awful lot easier than drying out the water in spuds !

Potato cubes are sold as dried mix veg for soup. You'll find it beside the lentils and brothmix in the supermarket. Whitworth's make them.

Honestly, there's masses of stuff worth drying, but spuds take an awful long time and are easily obtainable anyway.

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Alan 13~7

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Have you not heard of Smash ? it's an awful lot easier than drying out the water in spuds !

Potato cubes are sold as dried mix veg for soup. You'll find it beside the lentils and brothmix in the supermarket. Whitworth's make them.

Honestly, there's masses of stuff worth drying, but spuds take an awful long time and are easily obtainable anyway.

M

I've not much flying hours with a dehydrator but I imagine most things that I would want dehydrated are going to take an awful long time in my opinion, I thought the instruction manual that came with mine to be a bit vague also probably why I've not used mine much... dehydrating does seem very time consuming

Yea easily obtainable as Mash Or in veg soup mix there are tiny pieces of potato in minuscule quantities, Unless I missed the Chunky potato & leek flavoured soup mix... but what I had in mind was potato chunks the size of sugar lumps like for hot pot, or chunky vegy stew/soup & similar type meals just don't seem to be available... I realize that cut to the size of sugar cubes they don't take long to cook from raw, but the main advantages of being dehydrated would be they would keep for longer & no preping (IE peeling & chopping)
 

JamPan

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For me it'll be more knowing how to make my own smash and potato cubes. :)
My dehydrator should arrive Monday and the wife is away for two weeks so I might as well experiment with everything I can find. :)
 

Toddy

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There's two things there.
Firstly, smash is pre-cooked (steamed, iirc) but the potato chunks in the dried mixes need a fair bit of cooking.

Grated potato dries well and cooks up relatively quickly though. If you soak it for a bit in hot water, then squeeze it together into a bannock shape, maybe with a little flour or an egg, it makes really good fried rosti :)

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Toddy

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We'd finished and just ran on into a related one.

I use linseed flour. It's nutritious and it's a kind of gelling for gluten free foods. It's becoming easy to find it ready ground. Most of the supermarkets carry it now, it's no longer a 'healthy food store only' type product, and is used as a kind of topping on things, from muesli to bread to salads.

Some of the Andean's crush their potatoes and dry them out for Winter storage. It's called Chuño. It's really a freeze drying process which is possible there because of freezing nighttime temperatures and hot sunny days in dry atmosphere.

Sorry Alan, I don't think we could manage it here in sodden wet Scotland :)
 

JamPan

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We lived off smash (or Swedish equivalent) and reindeer or moose stew with red berry sauce a flat breads on a dog sledding trip in Sweden. I'm not normally a massive eater, but I was eating plates of that stuff every day after running through knee deep snow etc...
I have fond memories of everything Swedish being nicer. :)
Also I look Swedish so no one spoke to me in English until I prompted them a couple of times. :D

I'm definitely a side tracker on here hah! Though when you see the amount of people online, but no threads flowing, someone has to speak. :D

A friend of mine who is a bushcraft instructor and his pals seem to take those foil ration packs on expeditions, but I think it'd be nice to dehydrate stuff to potentially replace those. Those are freeze dried though and I'm not buying a freeze drier!
 

Toddy

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I like the dehydrator, but then we do eat the dried fruits as snacks, etc.,
Folks who eat meat seem to be really pleased with their homemade jerkies. The only problem is that a lot of expensive meat quickly becomes a small bag of dried meat that seems to be scoffed in no time at all.

If you're making up your own 'rat packs', then buying a bag/sealer set up is a good idea too.

I think I'd make up a lot of trial stuff first though, and see if I actually did eat it.


Relevant conversational gambits are fine :) and considering the enormous downturn in forums in general, it's surprising just hw well BcUK is holding up. Personally I'm pleased that folks like to add their tuppence ha'penny's worth; the forums are searchable and rich in information that the other media just loses into the ether.

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