Trail Cooking

Backpackers Pantry: Making Cream Cheese On The Trail

Back in the dark ages (you know....10 years ago and back) if you wanted cream cheese on the trail it was a first to second day treat, or you had to find (the elusive) shelf stable versions. But what if you could make fresh cream cheese on the trail, for backpacking meals? And have it… Continue reading Backpackers Pantry: Making Cream Cheese On The Trail

Trail Cooking

Backpackers Pantry: Making Butter Out Of Butter Powder

One of the best things you can develop is a Backpackers Pantry, of base ingredients, so you can pull meals together without chasing down hard(er) to find items. I'll be talking about that in the near future. Butter powder is a great ingredient to up the calorie count in backpacking recipes, adds flavor and what… Continue reading Backpackers Pantry: Making Butter Out Of Butter Powder

Trail Cooking

Backpacking Recipes: Hemp and Blueberry Oat Bowl

This easy to pull together oatmeal recipe will fuel you on cold mornings while hiking. To make gluten-free, make sure to buy verified gluten-free oats (Bob's Red Mill for example). This recipe is easily prepared using all the main cooking methods for backpacking recipes: One Pot, FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) and Insulated Mug. In theory… Continue reading Backpacking Recipes: Hemp and Blueberry Oat Bowl

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

Fort Ebey State Park sits in the central section of Whidbey Island, just outside of Coupeville, but close to Oak Harbor. Years ago I hiked all the trails there with my oldest son, him strapped into a jogger stroller. Since we moved back to Whidbey Island, I hadn't gotten back here much, and it clicked… Continue reading Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

Trail Cooking

Backpacking Recipe: Blueberry Rice Pudding

You can think of this backpacking recipe as either a sweet breakfast or a dessert. Your choice! It's both gluten-free and plant-based (vegan). Bag up, seal, and it's ready to go. Coconut milk powder has become easier to find in grocery stores, and can be found online. It's a great source of calories, and will… Continue reading Backpacking Recipe: Blueberry Rice Pudding