Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

Firepot is a British company of backpacking meals. REI is where we sourced ours, to give them a review. Firepot will ship to the US, and they have the directions on this page (scroll to the bottom). REI carries 7 of the meals. Firepot meals are dehydrated, rather than freeze-dried, and are cooked in large… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest

Price Sculpture Forest opened up recently, at the end of October, 2020, just outside of the city limits of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. In a blend of private philanthropy and non-profit preservation, this parcel of land was saved, to be enjoyed by the public. While not old-growth forest, it was maintained over the past 100… Continue reading Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meals Review: Trailtopia Pasta Dishes

Trailtopia was a brand of backpacking meals I had overlooked until recently. I picked up two pasta dishes to check them out and see how they were. The company sells a breakfast line, hot lunches, dinners and desserts. The lunch meals picked my interest me as they serve 1 person. I became a fan of… Continue reading Backpacking Meals Review: Trailtopia Pasta Dishes

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Desserts: Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Roundup

Over the years I have tried and reviewed many freeze-dried/instant desserts while backpacking. Most have come up...rather lacking. They are often just weird textured, and too sweet (yes, too sweet even for my sweet tooth can be a thing). It's not shocking that the big companies have trimmed down their dessert selections, I can't imagine… Continue reading Backpacking Desserts: Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Roundup

Trail Cooking

Backpacking Recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

Simple recipes can be satisfying when backpacking. A bowl of pasta, with savory mushrooms giving a pleasantly chewy texture, enrobed in cheese. Easy to make, easy to eat. Cheesy Mushroom Pasta In a sandwich bag: 8 ounces pasta, small shapes In a snack bag: 1 ounce dried mushrooms, white button or cimini In a snack… Continue reading Backpacking Recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Pasta