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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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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

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There I was….Trying To Eat The Worst Freeze Dried Meal

The year is 2003. It's summer, in the middle of July. My oldest son had just gotten out of school and graduated kindergarten. The summer was upon us again, and we were on the trail once again multiple times a week. It was his first year backpacking with me (not just doing long dayhikes). He… Continue reading There I was….Trying To Eat The Worst Freeze Dried Meal