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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

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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

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No Cook Backpacking Recipes

No cook backpacking recipes are fantastic for many reasons. From being able to eat a real lunch while hiking long days (so much better than facing another rock hard energy bar), to not having to cook in a downpour to just carrying less gear (and weight). These 6 recipes will get you going, and find… Continue reading No Cook Backpacking Recipes

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Backpacking Recipe: Cheesy Grits and Bacon

Savory comfort food, for the cold mornings or nights? Grits are the creamy and warming bowl of yum for backpacking. I have made a different version of this recipe before, this one is streamlined for easier prep, using powdered cheddar cheese. Cheesy Grits and Bacon 2 packets instant grits In a snack bag (if doing… Continue reading Backpacking Recipe: Cheesy Grits and Bacon