But my boat is small, an 18-ft Tracker bass boat. No room for big camp stoves and coolers full of food. How do you go light and still satisfy the appetites of hungry fishermen?
No problem. I just packed MountainHouse meals in pouches and used my tiny backpack stove to heat the required water. The meals make excellent food for camping, backpacking and, it seems, boat camping.
Mountain House pouches contain freeze-dried food. To prepare them, just pour boiling water into a pouch, seal it and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Easy. You can eat right out of the pouch, if you want. Most pouches hold 2-3 servings and so we elected to use paper bowls, to share the bounty.
And the food actually tastes pretty good. On this trip the guys seemed to particularly like the beef stew and breakfast skillet. Both are safe bets for most groups.
I like to camp, backpack and boat camp and so I keep Mountain House pouches on hand. They also come in hand during emergencies. If the power goes out, I can still boil water and serve tasty, nutritious food. It's a win all around.
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-- Dave Webb