Spend any amount of time in the outdoors, and you have probably found that mealtime is full of trade-offs. Do you choose foods that fuel your body or foods that satisfy your taste buds? Do you spend the extra time to prepare a real meal, or grab a protein bar on the go? Cook a meal? Eat no-cook?
In 2004 we changed the way backpacking meals were made when FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking™) was coined, and we brought out hundreds of recipes. Freezer Bag Cooking™ minimizes these trade-offs by changing the concepts of traditional outdoor food. It offers simplicity, convenience, and variety, then whirls them together with the philosophies of lightweight outdoor adventuring. The cooking gear needed is minimal, lightweight and can be bought, found or even made. Meals are prepared at home using dried ingredients and put into zip-top freezer bags. When ready to eat, the meal is prepared in, and eaten out of the freezer bag. Mealtime becomes fast, effortless and cleanup is as easy as rinsing your utensil and sealing the zip top bag. Also, with meals portioned into individual freezer bags, making meals for multi-day trips, families or a group is painless. Everyone gets what they like, and sized to their appetite.
As we continued to hike and backpack over the years, we also got into developing recipes for One Pot Cooking, and even further gourmet camp recipes.
So whether you like to be fancy with your food, or keep it simple, Freezer Bag Cooking™, and our many one-pot recipes that make up Trail Cooking, can be your ticket to better eating and enjoyment of your outdoor experience.
You will find many recipes, from hearty comfort food favorites to gluten-free, vegetarian, allergy-friendly, clean eating/Paleo, and so many more. How to dehydrate, and store a hiker’s pantry. What kind of gear your kitchen needs. Resources, and so much more….enjoy your wanderings!