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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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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State Parks Booked? Camp for Free Instead

Camping for free is easier than you think The fall and spring are prime backpacking and camping times. As a result many state and national park campgrounds book solid well in advance of those times. If you didn’t book ahead what can you do? Well, if you’re willing to do a little research and to go…

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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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Hiking Camping and Relationships: Article 4

Welcome to our series of articles on Hiking, Camping, and Relationships. This is our forth installment. If your starting out here you might want to go back and start reading at the first article here. Mistakes: On camping trips, and in life, mistakes happen, we take the wrong trail, forget something, burn the food, spill water…

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Hiking, Camping, and Relationships, Installment 2

Welcome to our series of articles on Hiking, Camping, and Relationships. This is our second installment. If your starting out here you might want to go back and start reading at the first article here. Setting up camp: How would setting up camp go with your new love interest. Would they sit back and let…

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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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