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hookset
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05/18/2016 08:29AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Hey all, I am looking at taking the beloved boxed hashbrowns in with me this year. Our group is 5, three men two lovely ladies.

Box says serves 7, but only a 1/3 cup portion. I was thinking I will take two boxes as we are bound to be hungry and some good taters for breakfast will be welcome fare.

What's your experience with them? How many will one box feed in canoe country?
 
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inspector13
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05/18/2016 10:14AM  

I buy them for more than canoe trips; and honestly who would only eat a 1/3 cup serving? Even with adding a bell pepper, onion, and zucchini and serving it with sausage, I’ve only got 3 servings out of a box.

 
05/18/2016 10:23AM  
I usually split a box to get 2 individual freezer bag meals, even with some sausage and peppers added. 7 servings/box isn't something I can wrap my head around.

 
Swampturtle
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05/18/2016 10:47AM  
I get 3 servings from a box, no more than that. It's 1 lb of potatoes rehydrated.
 
eOar
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05/18/2016 11:07AM  
One all my trips the two of us would eat one box.
 
Saberboys
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05/18/2016 11:12AM  
One box feeds myself and two sons, but I'm sure that we could finish off two!
 
schweady
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05/18/2016 11:31AM  
FWIW: We make instant mashed potatoes one meal and the box says 16-17 servings. No matter the size of the group of 6-9, it's gone.
 
05/18/2016 02:37PM  
quote eOar: "On all my trips the two of us would eat one box. "


+1 (sometimes 3 or 4 people depending on the group)
 
Old Hoosier
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05/19/2016 11:49AM  
I usually trip with only grown men and hungry teenagers. And we base camp, so weight is less an issue than for trippers.

On my food planning I usually double all printed serving sizes on containers. Normally I weigh out all meal items into zip locks, so I can get my target portions accurate. So a 7 serving hash brown box is likely 3 or 4 in my book.

But if the containers are easily doubled I might leave it in original container. Hash browns are nice because you can rehydrate in the container with hot water.

Old Hoosier.
 
CrookedPaddler1
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05/23/2016 11:23AM  
I always figure 1 box for 2 people....
 
05/23/2016 11:59AM  
quote CrookedPaddler1: "I always figure 1 box for 2 people...."


+1
 
05/24/2016 06:42PM  
If they are savory :) Two boxes for five people per sitting. Five Jethros four Five hungry men three boxes.
 
05/24/2016 08:01PM  
quote overthehill: "If they are savory :) Two boxes for five people per sitting. Five Jethros four Five hungry men three boxes. "

+1....My Sherpa can put down a box with no trouble at all.
 
Koz
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06/15/2016 07:34PM  
I agree, two boxes per 5 people per sitting would probably be perfect.
 
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