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Backpacking Recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

Simple recipes can be satisfying when backpacking. A bowl of pasta, with savory mushrooms giving a pleasantly chewy texture, enrobed in cheese. Easy to make, easy to eat. Cheesy Mushroom Pasta In a sandwich bag: 8 ounces pasta, small shapes In a snack bag: 1 ounce dried mushrooms, white button or cimini In a snack… Continue reading Backpacking Recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

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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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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