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Backpacker Magazine – April 1999

Pass The Powdered Beans

When it comes to punching up a bland menu,there's a whole world of flakes, granules, and sprinkles waiting to be tried.

by: Dorcas Miller

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AA/AlpineAire Foods. For a list of retailers, contact P.O. Box 926, Nevada City, CA 95959; (800) 322-6325;

AF/Adventure Foods, 481 Banjo Ln., Whittier, NC 28789; (828) 497-4113;;

AFS/Asian food stores-bigger cities usually have one or two Asian groceries

BP/Backpacker's Pantry, 6350 Gunpark Dr., Boulder, CO 80301; (800) 641-0500

CAS/Cabot Annex Store, Rt. 100, Box 332, Waterbury, VT 05676; (802) 244-6334

CC/Chamy Co., 3131 Western Ave., Ste. 329, Seattle, WA 98121; (800) 322-7010

GWR/Gibbs Wild Rice, P.O. Box 277, Deer River, MN 56636; (800) 344-6378

HF/Harvest Foodworks, RR 1, Toledo, ON, Canada, K0E 1Y0; (800) 268-4268;; thefolks@harvest.on.caHFS/Health food stores

JT/Just Tomatoes, Etc., P.O. Box 807, Westley, CA 95387; (800) 537-1985;

M/Melissa's, P.O. Box 21127, Los Angeles, CA 90021; (800) 588-0151;;

MH/Mountain House. For a list of local suppliers, contact P.O. Box 1048, Albany, OR 97321; (800) 547-0244;;

PFO/Paradise Farm Organics, 1000 Wild Iris Ln., Moscow, ID 83843; (800) 758-2418;

R/Richmor. For a list of local suppliers, contact P.O. Box 8092, Van Nuys, CA 91406; (800) 423-3170;;


TBC/The Baker's Catalogue, P.O. Box 876, Norwich, VT 05055-0876; (800) 827-6836;

WA/Walnut Acres Organic Farms, Penns Creek, PA 17862-0800; (800) 433-3998;

Dorcas S. Miller stalks trail-food ingredients in Chelsea, Maine. She is the author of Backpacker's Backcountry Cooking:

From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes ($16.95, The Mountaineers Books, 800-553-4453) and Good Food for Camp and Trail:

All-Natural Recipes For Delicious Meals Outdoors ($14.95, Pruett Publishing, 800-247-8224).

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Jamie in Colorado
Apr 19, 2011

We have started a new company that sells fully cooked and dehydrated pinto and black beans. They are quickly prepared with boiling water and let set for a few minutes. Check us out at!

Apr 23, 2010

This article in google books has the list of resources.

Anne in Colorado
Aug 11, 2009

AA -- Alpine Aire
AF -- Adventure Foods
BP -- Backpacker's Pantry
MH -- Mountain House

I don't recognize the rest, but I know Cache Lake, PackIt Gourmet, and Savory Spice Shop carry some of these items.


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