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Jack Daniels Pulled Pork

Whiskey Jack Mash: An Instant Winter Backpacking Meal

The last thing you want on a winter backpacking trip is to wait a long time for dinner to cook or rehydrate. You need hot food – immediately – to stay warm while you melt snow to resupply your drinking water and to keep your “furnace” burning throughout the long winter night. Here’s a rich […]

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Dehydrating Ratatoille

Recipes for Adventure: The Backpacking Chef’s Dehydrated Food Bible

The Backpacking Chef, Glenn McAllister, recently published a backpacking and camping cookbook called Recipes for Adventure (available on Amazon), which is chock full of healthy, hearty, and homemade backpacking recipes. I know this first-hand because I’ve made many of them, like this Ratatoille. But while the meals and snack recipes in Recipes for Adventure are […]

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Apricot Lovers Quick Cook Bulgur

Apricot Lovers Quick Cooking Bulgur Wheat One-Pot Backpacking Meal

Bulgur is a quick cooking form of wheat that is an excellent alternative or substitute for rice or couscous in one-pot backpacking recipes. Best known as the grain ingredient in tabouli salad, Bulgur has a pleasant nut-like flavor which is high in fiber, rich in B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous Ingredients: Servers 1 1/3 cup […]

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Mountain Gruel

Backpacking Recipes: Mountain Gruel

If you liked the Polenta Mush recipe I published last week, you’ll probably like this one too. Mountain Gruel is another simple, one pot backpacking meal that you can eat as sweet hot cereal or a savory vegetable porridge depending on what ingredients you add to the basic recipe. This gives you a lot of flexibility depending […]

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Alpine Spaghetti

Backpacking Recipes: Alpine Spaghetti (Modified)

Alpine Spaghetti is a simple pasta dish that’s easy to make and quite filling. However, I’ve had to make some changes to the original recipe published in Simple Foods for the Pack to make it work for a single person as a simple one-pot meal. When making pasta dishes on backpacking trips, the use of […]

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