Trail Cooking

Eight Books Join Our Collection

It is fun finding obscure trail cookbooks – the hunt for them is always fun. Especially when you find one you didn’t know existed (that is always a pay off!). If one searches the heyday of the genre was the 70’s and 80’s. SO many books came out, many only in print for a couple years. Before the days of the interwebs these books were left to wither away in dusty book stores. So as I find them (thank you internet!) I add them to collection in our office – books of a time long gone.
Backpacker’s Cookbook – By Margaret Cross and Jean Fiske, 1974.
The Backpacker’s Budget Food Book: How to Select and Prepare Your Provisions From Supermarket Shelves by Fred Powledge, 1977.
Backpacker’s Recipe Book: Inexpensive, Gourmet Cooking for the Backpacker by Steve Antell, 1980.
Good Food for Camp and Trail: All-Natural Recipes for Delicious Meals Outdoors by Dorcas S. Miller, 1993.
Hungry Hiker’s Book of Good Cooking by Gretchen McHugh, 1982 edition.
Supermarket Backpacker by Harriet Barker, 1977.
Chef in Your Backpack: Gourmet Cooking in the Great Outdoors by Nicole Bassett, 2004.

-I added new copies of these books as my copies could not be found (did they develop legs? Who knows 😉 )
The Well-Fed Backpacker by June Fleming, 1985 edition.
Simple Foods for the Pack: More than 200 all-natural, trail-tested recipes (Sierra Club Outdoor Adventure Guide) by Claudia Axcell, Vikki Kinmont Kath and Diana Cooke, 3rd edition 2004.


3 thoughts on “Eight Books Join Our Collection

  1. The Well-Fed Backer . . . Well, I know where your copy of that is. You sold it to me a couple of years ago, along with a bunch of Washington hiking books, and a set of tiny pots.

    Virtual hugs,


  2. I still have my copy of “Supermarket Backpacker.” This book inspired me many long years ago to create my own backpacking meals from foods I could purchase at the local grocery store rather than relying on expensive freeze-dried meals that tasted like soggy cardboard. FBC has given me many new ideas and menus.

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