ONP-Mink Lake

I am a rainy day hiker. Living in the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, you either deal with the weather, or you hike during the summer. And by summer, I mean the few weeks it decides not to rain…as much. The last couple years have been dryer than usual, but these things go in cycles … More ONP-Mink Lake

Beef BBQ Wrap

Enjoy the big and bold flavor of beef your next trip out! This easy recipe has very little prep work required at home and has a tangy flavor of BBQ sauce with the crunch of cabbage. Cabbage is one of those veggies that actually packs well, handling the travel in a backpack with ease. Beef … More Beef BBQ Wrap


One of my favorite dinners on the trail is also one of the easiest. Tortellini can be served in a variety of ways, so even if you have it twice in a five day trip, it won’t be boring. It is relatively light, though might be considered a bit bulky by some. What I consider … More Tortellini

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce Makes 2 servings 1/4 cup tomato powder 1/2 tsp oregano 1 tsp granulated garlic 1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper 1/4 tsp onion powder 1 tsp dried basil Mix ingredients in bowl and divide into 2 servings/freezer bags, if desired. In camp, add 1/2 cup hot water per serving and knead until reconstituted. … More Basic Tomato Sauce

Chicken Ranch Wrap

Chicken Ranch Wrap 1/2 cup freeze dried chicken 1/2 cup freeze dried broccoli 1-2 flour tortillas 1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet 1.5 oz At home, add chicken and broccoli to freezer bag. Add 1 1/4 cup cold water to re-hydrate. This can be done before you reach your stopping point if you are short on … More Chicken Ranch Wrap


Food. We choose the food we eat outdoors based on many factors. Time to prep, time to cook, clean up time, nutritional value, availability, taste, carry weight, and cost are among those factors. Here are those factors broken down and why you should be thinking about them.   Prep Time: This is the time it takes to prep … More Recipes