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

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Freeze-Dried Yogurt Review

Years ago, when our boys were little I would often write about all the baby and toddler products I found. One was freeze-dried yogurt drops when they first came out on the market. The old blog was destroyed a couple years ago, by a mean spirited hacker. When I rebuilt TrailCooking, I left out all… Continue reading Freeze-Dried Yogurt Review

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Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

Firepot is a British company of backpacking meals. REI is where we sourced ours, to give them a review. Firepot will ship to the US, and they have the directions on this page (scroll to the bottom). REI carries 7 of the meals. Firepot meals are dehydrated, rather than freeze-dried, and are cooked in large… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

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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