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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

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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

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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

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Freezer Bag Cooking: The FBC Recipes That Started A Way

The summer of 2003 changed me. I was backpacking constantly, and had burnt out on commercial freeze-dried meals. I was also broke that year (I had moved that year), and I was ready to save money so I could hike more. I had met Kirk the year before, and he brought to our relationship his… Continue reading Freezer Bag Cooking: The FBC Recipes That Started A Way