Food Finds · Foraging · Local Adventures

Whidbey Island Foraging

To walk in a park, or on a trail...or well, even the back of parking lot, there is some much free food to enjoy on Whidbey Island, which sits in the Salish Sea in Washington State, just below the San Juan Islands, at the entrance to the Puget Sound. Whidbey Island is the largest island… Continue reading Whidbey Island Foraging

Trail Cooking

The History Of The Trash-erole Recipes

Far, far too long ago, in the heyday of creating backcountry recipes, while backpacking 2 to 4 times a month, I had a feature on the blog called "Tater Tuesday" where I plunked down a new recipe most weeks that featured...potatoes. The trashiest of the carbs of course. (Now then, the old blog doesn't exist… Continue reading The History Of The Trash-erole Recipes

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Cheesy Chicken

A few weeks ago Thrive Life announced a new line of products. Meals ready to go, with a 20 year shelf life. And as I saw the first photos I was smiling - these were backpacking meals! Big, huge backpacking meals, with both meat and vegetarian options. The first 2 meals went up for sale… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Cheesy Chicken

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Campfare Meals

I came across Campfare Meals due to a ad on social media and decided to try out 3 meals from them. Finally having a sunny (though chilly) day in the PNW, we got out for a hike and lunch. Watching the ferry cross the Salish Sea from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend, on the Quimper… Continue reading Meal Review: Campfare Meals

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas are an awesome choice for dinner, be it at home, on the road at a restaurant or in camp after a long day of hiking. And they don't have to be hard to make. Be sure to check the notes at the bottom of the recipe for ideas and tips. The recipe uses… Continue reading Chicken Fajitas