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The Backpacker's Pantry: Part 1

The Ingredients: Meat

I eat fairly healthy, but admit to having foods along on my trips that I don’t normally eat at home. Some of these foods I am trying to modify into healthier, less processed versions of their former selves and you will see the process here as that is half of what this blog is about; experiments. 922 more words

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Thanksgiving to Go!

‘Tis the season, but this recipe is one I pack almost every trip. Right now, being the holiday season, is a good time to stock up on instant mashed potatoes and stuffing mix and throw some extras in your backpacker pantry. 231 more words

Trail Cooking


One of my favorite dinners on the trail is also one of the easiest. Tortellini can be served in a variety of ways, so even if you have it twice in a five day trip, it won’t be boring. 341 more words

Trail Cooking

Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

Makes 2 servings

1/4 cup tomato powder

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tsp granulated garlic

1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper

1/4 tsp onion powder… 106 more words

Trail Cooking

Chicken Ranch Wrap

Chicken Ranch Wrap

1/2 cup freeze dried chicken

1/2 cup freeze dried broccoli

1-2 flour tortillas

1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet 1.5 oz

At home, add chicken and broccoli to freezer bag. 144 more words

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Food. We choose the food we eat outdoors based on many factors. Time to prep, time to cook, clean up time, nutritional value, availability, taste, carry weight, and cost are among those factors.  725 more words

Trail Cooking

The Backpacker’s Pantry: Why Have One

Back in the day, when I was a young sprout, before I went out on any backpacking trip, I would head to the store. And then go back to the store. 421 more words

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