Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Long ago in the dark ages of hiking and backpacking there were few choices for freeze-dried meals - in both brands and what you could even buy meal wise. Much of what was offered was American "classics" that were heavy on carbs, and what Boomers had grown up on. Which would make sense, considering the… Continue reading Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

Packit Gourmet's Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding might be listed as breakfast, but it makes a great meal anytime of the day. It's not polenta, nor is it corn meal mush, instead it is a smooth and thick bowl of comfort food. Studded with fire roasted corn, green chilies and lots of cheddar jack cheese,… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

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Backpacking Meal Review: Patagonia Provisions Organic Kamut® Khorasan Bulgur Wheat Meals

When I was in college there was a local natural food co-op in town. The deli was different....to 18 year old Sarah. This was before the connection was made that you could have both organic/natural dishes and that they could also taste awesome. Somehow the deli always served weird (to me then) salads made of… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Patagonia Provisions Organic Kamut® Khorasan Bulgur Wheat Meals

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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

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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