Hiking food

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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…

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    Cooking and eating utensils for hiking

    Trail meals and eating out on trail is a subject of many hiker discussions, eating is a necassary part of bouncing back and be able to hike the following day. It restores your energy and gives you a full belly to sleep on. In this post I will go over the different cooking utensils and cleaning up after yourself on trail. Basic cooking kit layout Your basic cooking kit consists of the following items. A cook pot where you boil your water and food in, a burner or stove to do the heating up with and a utensil to shove it in your mouth with. Other items to have next…

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    Trail Meal | Veg and Sausage Noodle Soup

    Trail meals are easy meals you can prepare and cook within a quarter of an hour. These are excellent to take with you hiking. This article will explain the basics of a go to recipe of mine, feel free to add in any ingredients you like. For the basis of this recipe you will need to stock and prepare the following ingredients. Noodles, take your favorite kind. Dried Cauliflower Dried onions Dried peas Smoked sausage of any kind Your favorite spices or the spice packet in the noodles. The cooking gear you need for this recipe out an the trail are as follows: Mess kit – I carry my Esbit…

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    Trail meals for hiking and backpacking

    Food is something you can enjoy at anytime, in the modern world you can have the option for Italian for dinner and African for lunch. When out backpacking and hiking choices are a little more limited. But there are some great innovative meals out on trail. In this article Ill share some of my favorite quick and easy meals to make out on trial. Some homemade and some you can scrounge together in supermarkets. MRE’s and ready made freeze dried meals are a good option but I am not going to cover in this article. Ideal time a hiking meal should take When your hiking all day and set up…

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    Drying Sage for backpacking

    Sage is a integral part of my cooking spices and I always miss having it around when backpacking. Drying sage and taking it with you backpacking is easy and fast. Follow along with the steps to upgrade backpacking recipes! Equipment list Pairing knife Bowl Cutting board Dehydrator, oven or summer sun. Sage Step 1, pick the sage For backpacking and hiking I like to pick only the younger and greener leaves. For drying at home picking the whole twig is more commonplace. But when out backpacking and hiking this is not needed as your only using the leaves. I am fortunate enough to have a garden with a huge sage…