Mcgee Creek park had Ken doing all sorts of everything. So to help Ken out the other friend, lets still call him Gary decided to get the food for the trip.
dehydrated items. The next part of trail worthy is that the food is safe at room temperatures. You would not be able to backpack a half gallon of ice cream into the woods. that is why you have astronaut ice cream, they take out the water and add something to keep it solid at room temperature.
backpacking meal" runs any where from two bucks a serving just for the entree to ten dollars for the meal. With several more backpacking trips on our calendar "Gary" and Ken have been hard at work finding ways to avoid the dreaded REI purchases that cost a pretty penny and do the meals from grocery store items.
ramen noodles (we did not use the spice packet it comes with), a home made pesto, and a package of chicken breast chunks all mixed together followed up with a rice crispy treat for desert. This was a real delicacy for the trail. Breakfast the last morning was oatmeal with dried cranberries, cherries, and raisins tossed in and made fancy with a couple of mini moos and two packages of honey.
Overall this trips meals were very diabetes friendly and the only thing I missed from our last trip were the boiled eggs. I would recommend doing meals like this for any one trying to keep their backpacking on a budget.