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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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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

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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

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Power Outage Alfredo Chicken Veggie Rice

I pondered where to post this recipe. Here on TrailCooking or on our homesteading site, Never Free Farm. In the end, I decided here instead as it would be good for families or groups cooking as one, or for base camping (or in a cabin or RV). We had a good storm this week, and… Continue reading Power Outage Alfredo Chicken Veggie Rice

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Backcountry Alfredo Pasta

With prep at home (by that I mean ordering a few staples) you can have an indulgent dry alfredo pasta mix to take on the trail. And it tastes like the real stuff, instead of the weak substitute that is sold in packets at the store. Both the heavy cream powder and the butter powder… Continue reading Backcountry Alfredo Pasta