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    Anyone have any low sodium meal ideas? Would love to find freeze dried but hard to find
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    If you make your own dehydrated meals, you get to control the sodium.
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    You might be able to find a low cost dehydrator at a thrift store. You can also dehydrate in your oven.

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    Purchase Mountain House in #10 tins and then use a sieve to extract most of the salt.....repack into ziplocks....enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xMagnolia View Post
    You might be able to find a low cost dehydrator at a thrift store. You can also dehydrate in your oven.

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    Alligator's suggestion is a good one. But you might also find, if you are doing strenuous hiking in hot weather, that your need for salt will increase. I say this from personal experience, as I don't normally use salt much in my cooking, but didn't try to avoid in on my section hikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiptoe View Post
    Alligator's suggestion is a good one. But you might also find, if you are doing strenuous hiking in hot weather, that your need for salt will increase. I say this from personal experience, as I don't normally use salt much in my cooking, but didn't try to avoid in on my section hikes.
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    On a warm-weather section in Shenandoah, I remember feeling light-headed and a little weird after a few miles over fairly easy trail. I was close to a Wayside and stopped in for lunch: the usual burger and fries. All that salt fixed me right up. After that, I started carrying a tiny vial of salt on my hikes.

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    Be careful since you could wind up with cramps.

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    Contact your doctor. Most hikers piss out way too much sodium anyway due to dilution (i.e., significantly increased intake of H2O).


    A civilian (arm chair and couch potato) diet is not a hiker diet. My body generally (subconsciously) tells me what it needs on an hour-to hour and day-to-day basis. It's a bit scary sometimes actually how my body craves exactly what it needs.
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    Or cook from scratch. Red lentils with a quick cooking starch (basmati rice, bulgher wheat, buckwheat). Bring to boil and let set in a pot cozy. Add seasoning (I like curry), olive oil, dried veggies as desired. I find salt helps, but you can add as much or as little as you want.

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