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Minnesota State Parks Guide

Minnesota State Parks Guide

As you may have guessed, we really love hiking and camping 🙂 We like being able to plan out our weekend trips ahead of time – especially when it comes to weekend trips to State Parks in our great state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website provides a wealth of information regarding all 78 of the Minnesota State Parks, including information on hiking trails, camping, recreation facilities and maps. However, we had trouble making our weekend plan decisions without…

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How To Dehydrate Food In An Oven

How To Dehydrate Food In An Oven

We would like to share with you our experience dehydrating foods using a normal electric oven. Dehydrating your foods is a great way to prolong the shelf life, lighten pack weight, and overall increase storage space. By dehydrating foods, Nicky and I have noticed we are 1.5 times more efficient with packing by using dehydrated foods, not to mention the lighter weight and exquisite flavor! So.. What will you need? An oven (obviously!) Something to jam the oven open to…

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Drying Food Table

Drying Food Table

  Fruits Vegetables Legumes (Dry beans) Pretreatments Drying Methods Other Resources Fruits Fruit Preparation of Fresh Fruit Appearance of Dried Fruit Drying Time Fresh and Dried Amounts   Apples Peel (optional), core, slice Leathery 6-8 hrs 1 lb (3) = 3/4 c Apricots Peel (optional), pit, slice, anti-oxidant dip Leathery 12-18 hrs 1 lb (12) = 2/3 c Bananas Peel, slice, anti-oxidant dip, honey dip(optional) Leathery 6-8 hrs 3 med = 1 c;2 c = 1 c Blueberries Wash, drain, split skin Chewy 12-14 hrs 1…

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