Hiking food

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    Trail Meal | Semolina Soup

    This time on Trail Meals is a dead simple recipe that is great for any hike. Semolina soup with only a handful of ingredients. Ultralight and very tasty. The recipe is an adaptation from a few different sources and ideas. And adapted to make it as easy to prepare with limited resources and weight out on the trail. When experimenting with other types of soup ideas I stumbled onto research from an old German cookbook. The recipe described here is not really similar but kind off. Feel free to share the correct way to do it or the traditional way. But I had to improvise a little to make this…

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    Foraging Wild Food along Hiking Trails

    Foraging Wild Food when hiking is a great way to boost your otherwise shelf stable backpacking meals with fresh ingredients. Here are some tips and plants. Foraging wild edibles and food is something I grew up with since my family always did it. When times are tough or you just want to try it out along your next hiking trip I can highly recommend it. Eating the same few different hiking meals that you have had for the last few weeks can get quite boring. With wild foraged food you can often stretch food supplies, improve or add an interesting flavor and save weight while on hiking trips! Quick jump…

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    Cooking with Alcohol Stoves

    Alcohol stoves are great lightweight stoves to take hiking. Fuel availability, price, and DIY advantages are some of their perks. Here is how to cook with them. As a long-time user of Alcohol stoves, they have accompanied me on many hikes in the past and will do so in the future. With their great fuel availability, you can go pretty much anywhere with these stoves and not have to worry about the right gas cartridges. Stored in a simple plastic bottle or fancier alternative the fuel can last for a good time if you know how to cook with alcohol stoves. How to cook with an Alcohol stove This answer…

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    How to take eggs with you hiking

    Eggs are awesome, and they can taste as amazing as how you make them. Here are all the ways to take eggs with you on your next hiking trip! Taking eggs with you on a hiking trip always serves me as a way to have the comfort of home food out on trail. As a 2 egg a day person I can hardly leave my friends at home now can I? That is why I have explored a lot of options to take eggs with you out on trail. Here are some of the best methods to take eggs with you hiking or backpacking! Quick jump guide What kind of…

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    Backpacking oil and spice kit

    Spices breed life in to otherwise pretty bland backpacking meals. A spice kit that you take hiking is important for spicing up meals. Here is what to take! Having a backpacking spice kit in your gear bag is a nice feature to have and for not much more weight you can instantly spruce up any backpacking meal or trail meal. Since nearly all spices are dried or cured in some way all the water is taking out of it. The dehydrating is done for you already. If you want to read more about dehydrating your own spices and herbs take a look at the end of this article. Hiking spice…

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    Trail Meal | Couscous with vegetables

    Couscous is one of the easiest trail meal recipes you can try out. Combined with dehydrated vegetables and some spices you have a comfy meal out on trail. There are many different ways to cook Couscous and pretty much every Mediterranean cuisine has one favorite way of making it. Out on trail hiking you want your meals to be quick, easy, tasty and with minimal clean up. So I adapted my recipe from various sources to make it to my tastes. Feel free to do the same with your Couscous recipe. Ingredients 1 cup of Couscous, I use Moroccan Durum Couscous. 1 cup of dried vegetables. I’m using Leeks and…

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    Making your own backpacking meals

    Making your own hiking and backpacking meals is a fun and cheap way of eating out on trail. Where with minimal tools and work (just a bit of waiting) you can make delicious meals that are ready to eat in just a few minutes. Why make your own hiking meals? Making your own food is something I enjoy in life in general, you know what goes in it and you can adjust recipes to your liking. The same goes for trail and backpacking meals. You can make a lot of dishes that you normally like as well in the backcountry. All you need to keep in mind is the following:…

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    Trail Meal | Instant Mustard soup

    Mustard soup is a great boost of flavor that out on trail punches all the right spots to set you up for a warm night. Out hiking this is a great moral boost. Lets dive into the recipe! The ingredients for this trail meal are as follows. Mustard powder, Fresh mustard or a fast food package Dried onions Dried leeks Instant mashed potato powder Bacon bits or dried sausage Bouillon cube Salt & pepper plus your favorite spices The gear you need for cooking out on trail: Mess kit – I carry my Esbit cook kit for this. Tea towel for cleanup Spork Pocket knife  Gas stove , alcohol stove or your…

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    Trail Meal | Instant Potato and Leek soup

    Another trail meal that I enjoy cooking while out on trial. This time its Potatoes and Leek soup! Instant of course to make it as simple as possible for yourself while hiking. The ingredients for this trail meal are as follows. Dried leeks (1 cup) Dried Onions (halve a cup) Instant mashed potatoes (1/3 cup) Herbs and spices you like Bouillon cube Two cups of water Optional -> Some kind of meat The gear you need for cooking out on trail: Mess kit – I carry my Esbit cook kit for this. Tea towel for cleanup Spork Pocket knife  Gas stove , alcohol stove or any kind of heat source really. Sea…

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    Trail Meal | Dutch instant StampPot

    A staple in the Dutch cuisine is the Stamppot. Mashed potatoes with some kind of vegetable and meat. Delicious and very filling for hiking! You can make many different variations off this meal while out hiking. Lets go over them and read up some tips from a Dutch guy whose diet mostly exists off potatoes and bread. All over the western world you can find the instant types of mashed potatoes. In America you have the brand Idaho potatoes who does them, and in Europe you have Maggi. These kinds off instant mashed potatoes have the only need to add hot water to make them ready for eating. In nearly…