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
The Ingredients: Meat I eat fairly healthy, but admit to having foods along on my trips that I don’t normally eat at home. Some of these foods I am trying to modify into healthier, less processed versions of their former selves and you will see the process here as that is half of what this … More The Backpacker’s Pantry: Part 1
‘Tis the season, but this recipe is one I pack almost every trip. Right now, being the holiday season, is a good time to stock up on instant mashed potatoes and stuffing mix and throw some extras in your backpacker pantry. It is warm comfort food that can be enjoyed on a cold day hike … More Thanksgiving to Go!
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 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 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
Back in the day, when I was a young sprout, before I went out on any backpacking trip, I would head to the store. And then go back to the store. And then stop at the store on the way to the trail. I got wiser, and while I still will stop at the store … More The Backpacker’s Pantry: Why Have One