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Time Tested Backpacking Kitchen Gear

There was a time when I flittered from stove to stove, always searching for the newest. I had a new cookset every spring. And I reviewed a lot back then, often having been sent kit after kit to try out - and to review (hopefully). I had Rubbermaid bins of gear stacked up. When we… Continue reading Time Tested Backpacking Kitchen Gear

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Hiking Hacks: Keeping Warm On The Cheap

I am a frugal person in life. To the point it can be eye rolling. Kirk often has had to tell me that I worth the real thing, and to just spend money on quality. But there are times when my hiking gear hacks work just the same. And I save a lot. And so… Continue reading Hiking Hacks: Keeping Warm On The Cheap

Trail Cooking

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

Trail Cooking

Backpacking Recipe: On The Trail Fruit Crisp

This is an open ended backpacking recipe. You can swap it up by adding different fruit and berries, and by switching up the granola. You can even use it for fresh berries, when it is huckleberry season on the trail. And more so, this recipe might be thought of as a dessert, but it works… Continue reading Backpacking Recipe: On The Trail Fruit Crisp

Trail Cooking

Backpacking Recipe: Peas & Pesto Pasta

Backpacking is for me when I can eat carbs, and just simply enjoy them. Pasta dishes to me are comfort food, for dinner after a long hot (or cold) day of hiking. This one pot recipe is quick to make and fills the belly up. The peas add in a punch of protein and fiber.… Continue reading Backpacking Recipe: Peas & Pesto Pasta