I have a big bag of powdered milk that I use for making yogurt. I don't have a wood stove to set the milk on while it sours, but I do have the internet (from which to gather 20 variations on the theme of making cottage cheese from powdered milk). I can no longer push this lower on the list of Things I get to do today. I'm making cottage cheese or something similar.
What really has my interest is a trail snack food that could take you the whole trip if necessary: Dried Cottage Cheese--14 oz. of canned pineapple and 16 oz. of cottage cheese. Put the two ingredients into the food processor to puree. Then spread it on to non-stick sheets and dry it in a food drier.* Filled with protein, sweet, chewy and good for you, this is a healthy snack if you are a nibbler like me.
|Heating the soured milk|
|Whey draining from the curds--ready to use in a few minutes.|
*From MaryJane's Outpost; Unleashing Your Inner Wild, by MaryJane Butters, Clarkson Potter/ Publishers, 2008, p. 188.