Sweet and Sour Chicken

Healthier than your typical Chinese takeout, this recipe still has all the flavor you could want. With its sweet flavors, it is a hit with kids. Recipe: Serves 2 Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 cup dehydrated chicken breast 1 tablespoon minced dried onion 2 tablespoons…

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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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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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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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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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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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