A well stocked ‘hiker’s pantry’ makes the job of meal planning a lot easier, but is also a smart idea for at home use as well. Store your mixes in glass mason jars, and most will stay fresh for up to a year (and often longer), although if a mix contains nuts (which one below […]
You are a hiker who likes the finer things in life, even if it means packing in wine in your backpack. You want fresh foods. You are there for the views, the company, the fresh air. Yes, it might only have been a 3 mile hike in, but your classical music is playing softly, your […]
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up this week – and that means it is the “official” start to backpacking season, no? But you say….I’m too busy to go pack food. I hear I can go to Costco and buy a bin of freeze-dried meals. Or…I’ll survive on ramen. Or a stack of flour tortillas and […]
Dried mushrooms have an intense flavor that is perfect in backpacking meals – it is very concentrated and adds a depth you don’t get other ways. While finding dried mushrooms has become easier in the past decade (thank you internet), many dried mushrooms take a while to rehydrate. An easy solution? Mushroom powder: finely ground, […]
While out this week I saw something that caught my eye. It is a new line called “Simply Cocoa”, touting the new line of natural drink mixes. It is better than most sold in the instant cocoa aisle but you still have the limitation of not being able to control what kind of cocoa, sugar […]
Two new recipes added to TrailCooking recently – S’mores Granola Bars: Pasta Primavera: Enjoy!
Pizza on the trail can be done. And it can be done easily, with minimal mess and taste so good…..How does this look? Tasty right? These are “Last Minute Meat & Olive Pizzas” from our book, Trail Eats (find on pages 78-79), and I had to share the recipe on TrailCooking. Because good food should […]