I ususally put dried banana's, pineappple, apricots, papaya. Planter's mixed nuts, black walnuts, and home roasted pecans. And M&M's plain, peanut, peanut butter, crunchy, almond.
In a large mixing bowl is one package of dried banana, one package of dried pineapple, one package of dried apricots, one-half package of papaya, one small can of mixed nuts, one-half bag of walnuts, and a cup of pecans, one-half bag of each of the M&M's... I then mix and put into gallon bags, or quart bags as needed. Last year, 4 people, two men and two women ate 4 gallon bags in 5 days...
What do you put into yours?????
Good Paddling, Great Fishing, and God Bless All...
Ha Ha, nothing quite like it at all. It makes you think, people usually think of "the good life" when you're up in the BWCAW or maybe just fishing on any lake or camping. Generally any situation which is not a normal day or schedual. Why then, I wonder, do so many people submit to a consumerism lifestyle, where you have to work at jobs you hate (I know not everyone hates there job) to buy things you dont need (reference "Fight Club"). Maybe I'm in the minority but being up in the BWCA is less stressful, more necessary hardwork, more fun, and just all around better. I wonder why more people do not try to live like that on an everyday basis as opposed to only allowing themselves the pleasure for one week a year?
You're ablsolutely right. Everything is better in the BWCA. It is sort of my "office space" dream to just do up there as much as possible. Just relax and explore the entire wilderness. Maybe write my own book like Beymer's. Except I would mix it up a little (his are pretty dry and don't have nearly enough detail). I really envy the people who are outfitters up there. Voyager north, maybe you could answer me on this. Can you go out every week or two, or are you too busy? If you can, you are really living the life.
Cashews big jar, peanuts big jar honey roasted, big jar salted, sunflower seeds cup full, small bag dried apricots, rasins big box, big can mixed nuts, pound or two m & m's, gonna add this and see how it goes over, cup or two of Dr Pepper jelly beans.
This is making me hungry. I keep it simple: Plain M&Ms, Salted Peanuts and Raisins. My ratio is usually 2-1-1 with peanuts being the 2.
What do people use for gorp. I remember having this when I went to the boundary waters when I would go with camp in the summer. i remember peanut butter and chocolate of some sort but that is about it. Would love some good ideas though.
My GORP ratio is a one-gallon zip-lock bag for four people on a five-day canoe trip providing there is other snack food as well. I also take some M&Ms, jerky, granola bars, etc. That's just snacks - not lunch items.
BTW - I, too, really like the Walmart/Sam's Club Tropical Mix. I'll take a lot of that. Then I'll either buy their regular Trail Mix or make my own. My own always is different, though always contains M&Ms, almonds, cashews, and garlic sesame sticks; Sometimes has Shelled Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Granola (or some kind of cereal), Raisins, and other stuff.
I simply reach down behind the cushions on the couch and grab handfuls of whats down there. Popcorn, skittles, cereal, M&M's, ect. Be sure to remove any legos or coins from the mix as they are hard on the teeth.
Some people see nature as being made "Just for them", and view others as an invasive species.....
Two years ago instead of the gorp for a trip a friend showed up with what he called "home made energy balls". If we would have had the time we would have traveled to the local store and made something else right then and there. But with fishing on our minds we decided that we would berate him the whole trip so that he could learn his lesson about screwing with the classics. The problem was that they dang things were easy to eat, tasted great and well we liked them. They were small sized balls about 3/4" of a inch apart and he had made 5 different kinds using different stuff. You could reach in and grab a couple and be good to go.
the basic stuff was made with this and he changed out a stuff and added other stuff. If they were too sticky he rolled them in different stuff like ground nuts, and coconuts.
3 cups whole-grain cereal (e.g., puffed wheat or Kashi type) 1/2 cup chopped nuts or seeds (or a combination) 1/2 (or up to 3/4) cup chopped dried fruit (one fruit, or a combination) 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed 1/3 cup creamy nut or seed butter (e.g. peanut, cashew, almond, soy; natural style is fine) 1/2 cup honey (or brown rice syrup, light molasses, sorghum, or maple syrup)
Roll into balls and coat as needed for taste.
While they haven't replaced gorp in our group we include these a couple of times a years for something different.
Great grab and go snack for canoeing, hiking and biking. This recipe is my personal favorite. "There are many like it but this one is mine" - FMJ
12oz. (3/4 lb.) Dried Fruit Mix (Fleet Farm) 1 lb. (16 oz.) Yogurt covered Raisins 1 lb. (16 oz.) Peanuts 1 lb. (16 oz.) Butterscotch Chips 20 oz. (1.25 lb.) bag of Chocolate M&M's Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, use 1/2 c. measuring cup to scoop into snack size bags. This should yield approximately 24 grab bags. Enjoy!
quote MeatHunter: "I simply reach down behind the cushions on the couch and grab handfuls of whats down there. Popcorn, skittles, cereal, M&M's, ect. Be sure to remove any legos or coins from the mix as they are hard on the teeth." Are you living in my house? Ah, probably not, you didn't mention any clothing or remote devices in your list. Fun-ny!
Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau