Fish Stew

Warm and hearty, this stew makes an excellent meal after a cold day hiking. If you are going to be doing any fishing on your trip adding some fresh fish to the recipe will make it even tastier. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup dried fish (order from Amazon through…

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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

My Sri Lankan neighbor was kind enough in sharing her delicious chicken curry recipe. I have taken it and modified it into a great dehydrated backpacking meal. The original is below and is worth trying out at home: Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried chicken 1 teaspoon powdered ginger or dried diced ginger 1 teaspoon garlic powder…

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Ingredients: 1/4 cup shredded dehydrated chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dried cilantro 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried lime zest 1/4 teaspoon coriander 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger 1 tsp garlic powder 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon dried minced onion or 2 tablespoons dried onion chives 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup…

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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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Chicken Pot Pie

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes at home to measure and pack Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Tools Needed: Pot that will fit two servings Additional pot or skillet with lid or nesting cover Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried chicken 2 chicken boullion cubes 2 tablespoons dried onions 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder…

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Turkey with Gravy

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes at home to measure and pack Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Tools Needed: Pot that will fit two servings Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried turkey or chicken 1 chicken boullion cubes 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 2 tablespoon dried peas (or other vegetable) 1 tablespoon…

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Marinara Meat Sauce

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves: 2 Most of the ingredients below can all be purchased online but it is usually more cost effective (and tasty!) to dehydrate things yourself. Tools Required: Larger camp saucepan for two. Ingredients: 1/4 cup dried ground beef 1/4 cup dried sausage 2 tablespoon dried…

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Tacos con Wild Edibles

One of my favorite things about tacos is the fresh greens mixed in with the warm and savory meat. Since I wasn’t about to backpack in a head of lettuce I thought tacos were best left for at home. As I was hiking and noticed some dandelions it dawned on me that wild edibles can…

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Breakfast Burritos

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes at home to measure and pack Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Tools Needed: Pot that will fit two servings In one container pack: 1 tablespoon dried bell peppers 1 tablespoon dried chopped mushrooms 1 tablespoon dried onions 2 tablespoons dried sausage In a separate container…

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Chicken Fajitas

Recipe: Prep time: 5 minutes at home to measure and pack Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves 2 Tools Needed: Pot that will fit two servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried chicken 4 tablespoons dried onions 4 tablespoons dried bell peppers 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper…

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