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    Default What's in YOUR spice kit?

    spiCes &herbs : so light! so versatile! they can really change a meal in
    just a PINCH!

    I'm curious...
    what's in YOUR spice kit?

    are you the salt& pepper only type?
    is garlic a necessity?
    what can't you hit the trail without?


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    Mine is unusual, but I like to cook:

    *Garlic powder
    *Onion powder
    *Cajun mix (Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and a few things I forget)
    *Black pepper with lemon
    *Mixed Italian (Mostly oregano and basil, with other stuff)
    *Dill (mainly for tuna fish)
    *Curry powder
    *Crushed red pepper flakes

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    I have gone with a variety of options, but lately have mostly cut back to just salt and while not exactly a spice, I sometimes take hot sauce.

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    I usually carry garlic powder (because, garlic. It's magical!), either paprika or chili powder with a bit of cumin mixed in, and a mix of basil, oregano, and thyme. I sometimes carry some Lawry's seasoned salt also. AND last, but most certainly not least, a tiny little bottle of sriracha, spicy blessedness of the gods. My boyfriend thinks it's silly, but quite frankly, a few spices can totally transform a crappy, bland meal into one that's really tasty for only an ounce or so of pack weight. Well, well worth it!

    What do you carry yours in? I usually use those little 1 1/2 in by 2 in plastic bags you find in the craft section of Walmart. They work pretty well, but have to be replaced every month or so on the trail which could be annoying if you weren't doing the occasional maildrop.

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    Little Lexan pepper grinder, dehydrated onion and garlic. Packets of hot sauce. Packets of honey for my coffee.

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    curry for mash potatoes...
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    old bay, and straight MSG.

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    Of course garlic is a necessity.
    "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." John Muir on expedition planning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donde View Post
    old bay
    I have often thought of carrying old bay, but have not yet done so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garlic08 View Post
    Of course garlic is a necessity.
    I assume that means fresh garlic. Garlic powder is a very poor substitute IMO.

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    Tony Chachere's, the "More Spice" blend (lower sodium for me)
    sometimes Basil
    sometimes Cinnamon
    sometimes Tabasco or Louisiana hot sauce

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    Garlic Salt and Curry Powder. Everything I want to salt is improved by garlic, so I don't carry regular salt anymore. May start carrying onion powder or flakes, too.

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    any and every type of packet i can find.

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    Rum. It's a very tasty spice.

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    This is the most amazing hot sauce in the world - I dilute it with a little balsamic vinegar and put it in a tiny vial - - I can go 300 miles in 15 days on about 1/4 ounce of this - I also carry curry powder and occasionally this stuff which I am known in some circles for: http://www.vitacost.com/modern-produ...ural-seasoning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    Mine is unusual, but I like to cook:

    *Garlic powder
    *Onion powder
    *Cajun mix (Seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and a few things I forget)
    *Black pepper with lemon
    *Mixed Italian (Mostly oregano and basil, with other stuff)
    *Dill (mainly for tuna fish)
    *Curry powder
    *Crushed red pepper flakes
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    Look up http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/lincolns...00/8989721.stm


    Watch the video and die laughing....
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    Cavender's is great on everything except eggs, Mrs Dash, Red Pepper Flakes, and Cholula Hot Sauce.
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    I usualy carry a bag of : " JANE'S Krazy Mixed - Up Salt "
    Contains : Salt , Pepper , Dehydrated Onion , Dehydrated Garlic , and other Herbs and Spices .
    Good for lots of dishes .

    Used to be made in Marlton , New Jersey , and only available in local stores .

    Now made by Flavor Delite, Inc. of Richburg, S.C. and in most grocery stores .

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    Currently carrying truffle oil and scotch bonnet hot sauce (the hotter the better - then you only need one drop), as well as a lemon garlic spice mix, an italian herb mix, and some salt! Covers all my favourite bases

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