When I first started hiking a lot I'd order meals from Campmor's catalog (and for all of us oldies...the hand drawn catalogs were the best). They carried packets of eggnog drink mix which I'd buy every order. I really liked not having just hot cocoa on trips back then. It was one of my first… Continue reading Trail Recipes: Hot Eggnog
If you want to eat your best in the wilderness, having a well stocked hiker pantry goes far. Being able to grab what you need, and make the meals, means you are less likely to buy prepackaged meals...or eat a bowl of ramen on the trail. Having it well stocked means you can make alllll… Continue reading Thrive Life Black Friday Sale: Stock Your Hiker Pantry!
I love to look at Google Maps and see potential ideas for hikes, be short or long. I have found local trails in towns, that allow people to cut across towns or get around safely, when the roads have no sidewalks. Usually it's a safe bet the trails actually exist, but sometimes they don't. I… Continue reading When Google Maps Claims There Is A Trail…..
I was trying for a risotto when I dreamed this recipe up, but it ended up as a pilaf. And that is OK, it was still a tasty recipe. It's a filling recipe, and is gluten-free. This trail meal is both FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) and one pot method friendly. I call for in this… Continue reading New FBC Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Rice
Reviewing this commercial meal from Backpacker's Pantry got me to thinking of making my own version of the meal - that recipe is coming soon to TrailCooking. The reason is this meal carries the dreaded "contains a bioengineered food ingredient". It most likely comes in the form of corn, possibly in the corn starch in… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Chicken Risotto