Asian Markets: The Promise Land of Backpacking Food

In making backpacking meals the hardest part can be finding the dried ingredients, especially for more exotic meals. I often dry my own ingredients but sometimes it’s nice to just pick them up the store. This is where Asian supermarkets are the place to go. In America, with our long history of not only refrigeration,…

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Zest Up Your Trail Meals

When considering recipes to convert to dehydrated trail meals, some ingredients hold us back. Citrus fruits are one of those things that you just don’t dehydrate well. Before you pass up a recipe with citrus though, think outside the fruit, the rind specifically. Lemon, lime, and orange zest pack a huge flavor punch, even more…

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Why You Should Make Your Own Backpacking Food

Yes there are simple, convenient, and with some gourmet brands now on the market, even tasty packaged backpacking food. I still think making your own is a great idea and here are my reasons… Cost: Cost is huge. Mountain house, the Hamburger Helper of backpacking food, still cost about $5 per meal, per person. If…

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How to Dry Cheese for Backpacking

Drying cheese doesn’t just mean you can have a yummy addition to your camp meal, it also saves money. Instead of leaving that half eaten block in the back of the refrigerator to collect mold, dry it. While you don’t want to eat dry cheese like you would fresh cheese, it is great added to any number…

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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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Prepping Food Early Makes Last Minute Trips Possible

Don’t let weekend excursion preparations drain your fun Prepping food in small chunks rather than trying to make a mad dash a few days before a trip, makes trail meal planning so much easier. In my childhood we typically didn’t prep early, opting to shop a day or two earlier.  This made the days before a trip…

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