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The bear can meal plan

The bear can meal plan

When you habituate bears and other beasts to the availability of easy food from messy or poorly secured camps, it’s always the bear that suffers from the fallout – how often do you read about a ‘problem bear’ that had to be removed, or worse, euthanized? The “problem” very likely had a human cause. And that’s not to mention the added risk of losing your food, having your equipment damaged and or having to abort a life-list trip.

by October 18, 2012 0 comments Food, Skills
Killer Granola

Killer Granola

With this granola recipe as a base, it takes on a tropical flare with the addition of banana chips and dried pineapple. A touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried cranberries…and suddenly, I’m jonesing for a roaring fire and an alpine hut.

by August 22, 2012 0 comments Food
Food on the Trail – Dispelling the Mushroom Myth

Food on the Trail – Dispelling the Mushroom Myth

Dried mushrooms are extremely lightweight and easy to rehydrate. I often dry my own if I have other foods to dehydrate but there are times where I visit my favorite grocery store or the Asian market. Dried mushrooms aren’t expensive and it saves time

by July 18, 2012 0 comments Food
Food on the Trail – Energy Mix Cookies

Food on the Trail – Energy Mix Cookies

Complete with taste and nutrition, this recipe is designed to enhance energy and endurance while utilizing flavor to become more appealing with each bite. The simple recipe takes a natural approach in creating a sweet and savory snack, mixing nourishment inside the pleasure of a cookie.

by February 14, 2012 0 comments Food
Achiva’s Chia Seed and Dehydrated Coconut Water Native Energy Drink Mix Chai Tea

Achiva’s Chia Seed and Dehydrated Coconut Water Native Energy Drink Mix Chai Tea

Achiva’s Chia Seed Energy Drink Mix One of the most common decisions I struggle with when packing for a jaunt in the great outdoors is[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments Food, Gear
10 Backcountry Kitchen Essentials

10 Backcountry Kitchen Essentials

One of the questions that I always address when teaching a workshop on trail food surrounds what is needed from a gear perspective. Many people just starting out with this type of recreation aren’t sure where to start when it comes to the camp kitchen. While my kitchen gear list varies by the type of trip, time of year, number of people, and menu these are the ten essentials you’ll always find on my adventures.

by November 19, 2011 0 comments Food
It’s Apple Harvest Time

It’s Apple Harvest Time

You can use dried apples in hot cereals, pancakes, stuffed French toast, granola, energy bars, wraps, baking, trail mix, or simply as something to munch on while you hike. You can also place a few rehydrated apple slices between two oatmeal cookies and drizzle a little bit of caramel sauce over top for a quick and yummy dessert.

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Food
Bread Getting Squashed in Your Pack? Here are some alternatives…

Bread Getting Squashed in Your Pack? Here are some alternatives…

Bannock is good to dip in soups or stews and also makes great sandwiches. Add a tablespoon of sugar and dried fruit to the dry ingredients for a sweet bannock. Add roasted garlic powder to some butter and use the bannock as a base for garlic bread.

by August 16, 2011 0 comments Food
Indian Carrot Salad from page 105

Backcountry Cookbook: Another Fork in the Trail

Need a trail cookbook? Laurie Ann March released her first backcountry cookbook in 2008 with recipes such as “Honey Mustard Gorp”, “Salmon Cakes” and “Cuban[Read More…]

by July 26, 2011 0 comments Food, Gear
An Inspiration from the Produce Aisle

An Inspiration from the Produce Aisle

Shortly before you plan to eat the salad, rehydrate the dried ingredients with cold water using a ratio of 1 part dried mix to 2/3 part water. Check the salad after a few minutes and add a little more water as necessary.

by July 5, 2011 0 comments Food