Weird food that satisfies

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  1. hicountry

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    What's the weird food that satisfies you in the wild ?

    Salty vinegar soaked pickles are actually big sources of probiotics.
    Not sure why, but you crave this kind of stuff on the trail especially when it's hot and dry.

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    Sardines, in salt & oil or just water, give an amazing energy boost.

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    Homemade sports drink with lemon base quenches the thirst better than store bought chemicals.
    I add Rosemary and Spearmint.

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    Grapefruit is given out in the French Foreign Legion desert operations..
    High mineral thirst quencher like no other.

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    Pickled Brussels Sprouts,
    extra weird but excellent.

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    There's more on my list but this is a start.
     

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    Well there is spam and bacon...
     
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    I also like brains.... they are tasty on toast.
     
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    You are correct about the grapefruit. After a hot day at work nothing satisfies me more than grapefruit. It make everything right in the universe
     
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    Smoked Oysters!
     
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    I miss grapefruit. Bad interaction with one of my meds. :(

    My wife and kids love it too. They gorge and I just block them from my view:mad:
     
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    Grapefruit (in moderation) is one of the few 'fruits' I still eat on the extremely low carb diet. I'm dying in the heat right now (no AC in my house.) I'm going to go eat one!
     
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    If you made them yourself the old fashion way there would be, but I doubt you'll find much living beneficial bacteria in that jar.

    On topic though, when I add my most typical fermented chili, beets and carrots in a salad they definetly give a boost.

    It's not that weird these days I guess, but whole cacao beans work.

    If you don't mind getting a little "suoer foodie" like then for the ultimate survival food in a small package, as long a you have water, would probably be marine phytoplancton powder. Won't taste like a big, juicy, marbled steak, but your internal furnace will certainly react like it is. Not cheap, but for a lightweight emergency ration it would outclass those sugary wheat blocks by miles.
     
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    Burned out on Spam & Ramen :mad:
    Out here in the desert plain water doesn’t cut it.
    Seems like citrus mineral electrolytes absorb better than fizzy drinks.
     
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    We do homemade Kraut blends & pickles.
    Definitely a different animal than store bought.
     
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    I've been known to put streak o lean over a fire. Salty, full of fat, ain't good fer ya at all, but damn it's good in the woods. joe
     
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    Depends on the season mostly. In the spring I really like the new growth on the end of spruce and red fir boughs. I call them spruce tips. They are a very very vibrant light green color and the needles are very tender, not sharp and hard like they are later in the year. They taste very strong but are delicious none the less and are found in abundance in the spring time. Eating too many at once, especially on an empty stomach can be rough (I do it every year :9:) but reasonably consumed they are supposedly a good source of vitamins, C I think among some others.

    Adds a lot of flavor to water as well and can be brewed into a tea.
     
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    I had to look up what a streak o lean was. Learned something new.
     
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    Since I was a kid I've eaten Maple leaves just after they open.
     
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    "Since I was a kid I've eaten Maple leaves just after they open."

    Basswood leaves when they are new taste a lot like good lettuce. Then when the blossoms open up and smell really sweet there is that tiny hit of sweetness when you eat one. If you have honeybees around they will be working the blossoms like crazy, if you can find it basswood honey is great stuff.
     
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    Buttered beach leaves are awesome too.
     
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    A little shot of cider vinegar is good for sinus drainage .
     
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    When I used to run AC service ,
    mostly on shopping mall rooftops . It would be always 10 degrees above the 80 ,90 degree temps on the ground .

    A local gas station chain kept Grapefruit sections in their own juices in a quart glass bottle . Always in the cooler and they kept their coolers cold .

    I’d build my thirst for a few hours and then chug the juice and grapefruit sections . It was one of those fantasy moments you’d bring up when you were dying of thirst out on some dusty trail .
    They were some famous brand I can’t remember now .
     
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    Whenever I try fasting for more than a few days I start to get strong cravings for borscht.

    I find it quite weird.

    While I like borscht normally and eat it occasionally it's nothing like the cravings I get when I haven't been eating solid food.
     
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    Kimchi. Never had it before I went to New Orleans. Ate it down there, and really liked it.
    Pickled Okra.
    Hot and Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles.
    Kosher Dills doused with Texas Pete.
    Kippered Herring on Saltines
    Extra Sharp Cheddar with summer sausage makes a fine midday meal
     
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    Almost forgot the original salty V8 juice.
    When you're hot and sweaty, bottoms up.
    My dad put crushed pepper on his.
    Takes a real man.

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    This what you mean ?

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    With grana padano cheese, on toast.....
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    I actually had a cold can while I was outside working. Quite refreshing
     
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    Pepper is absolutely necessary. And Tabasco sauce. Some celery if you've got it. Doesn't get any better.
     
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    Corona with a lime!!

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    Absolutely!
    Probably the ONLY beer I drink out of the bottle.
     
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    Peanut butter, apple jelly and thick sliced bologna makes a great sandwich.
     
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    We are lucky to have the fermented cucumbers in the shops aswell as sauerkraut. Love the gherkins, also goes really well into a basic brown sauce with meat (especially with Pork) and spuds, just dice small and let simmer. Oh and needs less salt than normally.
     
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    Ever try Yoder's ?
    Not really that weird, but packed in heavy grease.

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    Spam, Bush's baked beans and Brown bread in a can.


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    Pickled ham hocks . They used to have them in a huge jar at a local beer joint .
    The old man got pickled one night and came home with the whole jar . It was the size of a 5 gallon bucket . Must have cost him a hundred bucks . We feasted on pickled hocks for weeks .
     
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    peanut butter + dill pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I'm crazy until they try it. I thought it was the norm, ate them my whole childhood.
    Chili and cinnamon rolls.. just cut a small piece and dredge it through that chili. sweet and spicy all in one.
    Slice of apple pie with a thin slice of sharp cheddar slightly softened but not melted on top.
     
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    Banana and mayonnaise
     
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    I'll try that! Cheese whiz & pickles is good too, as is cheese whiz & strawberry jam.

    Hmmm,,, I'd try it! Roast beef and/or pork with grape jelly is a winning combo a s well, IMHO.
     
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    Show pics folks !
     
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    A family friend of ours does exactly this whenever we are out in Utah. He is a manly man from Canada of all places.

    I for one, hydrate with as much Gatorade as possible when I am out west.

    I also love a cut of cold sausage at the end of the day when I am out in the dry heat of the western USA.
     
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    "Weird food that satisfies"

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    Don't know aboutweird, but a lot of people seem to think it is, my go to comfort food is spaghetti with a can of hormel chilli on top.
     
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    I noticed people in Cincinnati loved to eat that stuff.
     
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    I don’t eat it anymore but I used to melt a spoonful of peanut butter into my Mac & cheese

    These days I’m into picked red onions on everything: sandwiches, salads,burgers... they’re just SO good
     
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    Those look AMAZING. I am going to have to see if I can find them around here. I am one of the least picky people I know. Honestly, I think the only thing I wouldn't eat again is Balut. When it comes to new foods, I have a rule where I will try it twice before I decide I do not like it. For all I know the first time may have been cooked poorly. A perfect example of this is liver. If you overcook liver it can be downright disgusting. But if prepared correctly it can be amazing.

    As for some weird food I enjoy. I LOVE pickled beets. If I can get my hands on a really sweet onion, peanut butter and onion sandwiches are great. Just a bunch of peanut butter and a thick slice of raw sweet onion.

    I am going to have to give that a try.

    Still on the peanut butter train, whenever I make a big ole pot of home made chicken noodle soup I MUST have a PB&J to dip into it.

    A few years ago I was introduced to eating chocolate while I drink beer. It completely changes the flavor profile of both give it a try.

    One of my favorite snacks is scooping up cottage cheese with Fritos Corn Chips.

    I could probably go on an on, but I will end with this last one. I like to cube up Cantelope and Honeydew melon and dip it in balsamic vinegar. It is the most refreshing thing ever on a hot summer day. Just a quick dip and pop in in your mouth. Trust me it is a game changer.
     
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    Nothing better than some roasted Long Pig.
     
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    Smoked oysters. Can't eat them in polite company, so they were field chow when I was in the Army.
     
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    Today I saw a grown man fall in love with a burger, you know bun, meat, cheese, onion, pickled cucumber, a regular burger. And it's not like it was the first one he ever had :D
    I'm sure you will read about it one day...
     
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    Bread and butter pickles; the spicy ones if I can find them.

    I also like Iceburg lettuce and peanut butter sandwiches on homemade sourdough bread.

    When I was about 5 years old, my family lived in an apartment in Salt Lake City that was tucked behind a locksmith's shop at the end of an alley. I'd wander into the "key shop" through the side entrance where 'Rudy' was working on locks and such. He'd always have lettuce and PB sandwiches and would share one with me occasionally. Even at that early age, I developed a taste for them that I still enjoy. That was back in 1953.

    Steve
     
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    Y'all have some good ideas that I need to try out!

    When floating the Shenandoah or hiking the AT, we love love eating a peanut butter and honey mix. Guessing we mix it about 65%PB & 35% honey, until creamy and sweet to your taste. Then spoon into these tubes for transport: https://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-Squ...=gateway&sprefix=coghlans+sque,aps,136&sr=8-1

    They seal up like a tube of toothpaste. Easy and clean dispensing onto a cracker or my favorite: right into your mouth! That mix is good as a sandwich too, but the tubes give you more options.
     

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