Making pasta worked well, here is a photo of slicing noodles out of a rolled up sheet of dough, with a stick paddle drying rack in the background. Using 6 oz dry wt of dough mix, meals for two is about as far as I'd want to go with this, as the rolling out and slicing could get pretty time consuming. In order to make the rolled sheets more manageable, I cut the dough into quarters and rolled out 4 separate sheets. The unrolled dough was kept under the blue bowl, so it wouldn't dry out too much while it was waiting its turn. I used a small stainless thermos for a rolling pin, because pasta dough needs to be fairly dry (or it will stretch apart on the drying rack), and the nalgene bottle was too large of a diameter to easily push the dough into a thin sheet. For this trip I tried a knorr sauce packet in one meal, and then a small jar of sundried tomato pesto in another. Found that the pasta flavor is mild, and a strong flavored sauce will cover up its flavor completely. The pesto worked good, though.
Don't know that this would work very good in wet or very windy weather - though on a nice evening it was fun sitting out on the beach and making the stuff.