Apple Cobbler

Who says you can’t have a little culinary luxury in the woods? Apple cobbler is surprisingly simple to make and you will impress your backpacking friends when you whip it up in the middle of nowhere. Up the ante by using my snow cream recipe to give them the closest thing to ice cream and…

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How to Dehydrate Sausage

Sausage can add a big kick of flavor to any trail meal but dehydrated sausage is pricey in stores. Follow the recipe below and you can have your own dehydrated sausage on the cheap. Using a sausage with a lower fat content, like chicken or turkey sausage, will make it keep longer. If you are not…

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Unstuffed Peppers

Mmm, I love stuffed peppers. You can’t exactly dehydrate a whole stuffed pepper and rehydrate it at your campsite though. While this doesn’t have the aesthetics of a beautifully stuffed pepper, the flavor is very similar. So when you are done preparing this recipe, close your eyes and pretend that you just cut up your…

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How to Dehydrate Ground Beef

Ground beef can be used in all kinds of meals from Cuban Picadillo to traditional camp chili. Dehydrating it yourself also saves money and means you can do a little at a time as your budget allows. I always wait for sales and then stock up and do a big dehydrating session. You will need to…

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How to Dehydrate Chicken

Chicken is our most versatile meat and having it dehydrated and on hand makes planning trail meals easy. Dehydrating it yourself also saves money and means you can do a little at a time as your budget allows. I always wait for sales and then stock up and do a big dehydrating session. You will…

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Mushroom Risotto

The warm earthy flavor of Mushroom Risotto is delicious anytime. Out in the woods, surrounded by nature, it seems even more fitting. I like to make this for lunch on cool fall days. If you are fortunate enough to know the art of identifying wild mushrooms this is an excellent dish to incorporate them into….

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Egg and Veggie Scramble

There’s very few breakfasts that fill you up like a nice egg omelet. While an omelet is a little hard to pull off in camp cookware this egg and veggie scramble isn’t and tastes the same. Pack along some shelf-stable bacon for an added kick of flavor. Some camp bread in the form of biscuits…

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Swedish Meat Sauce

While rehydrating meatballs would use up all the fuel in our camp stoves, this Swedish Meat Sauce rehydrates more quickly. It may not be as pretty as regular Swedish Meatballs but the flavor is excellent. Serve it with some thick noodles or instant mashed potatoes and you will have a hearty trail meal. Recipe: Prep…

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Best Ever Popcorn

While this is heavier than most of our whole meals, I think the treat is worth the weight.  Also, it is a space saving trail food that can be made in the morning at camp. Extra virgin coconut oil gives popcorn a great flavor. It is delicious by itself but adding a bit of butter…

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Gumbo

While making a true gumbo on the campfire is more work than I’d like to do while camping, (who wants to stir flour and oil for a half hour while out in the woods?) this is a close approximation. Cornstarch fills in for the thickening agent that is normally fulfilled by the roux. The recipe…

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