Although it rarely receives it, your backpacking food weight deserves at least as much consideration as the weight of your gear.
Ready to stop buying freeze-dried meals? Here’s how to prep your own easy, delicious and high-fuel backpacking meals.
When I began my journey of exploring the wilderness, initially I didn’t put much emphasis on meal prep, primarily focusing on the physical activity. During one college summer, I was working as a volunteer for the National Forest Service and my meals consisted mostly of Top Ramen® and Mountain House®. I had a personal stove, which I only used to boil water, and a variety box of Clif Bars® to fill in the gaps. I’m certainly not the first to survive on such a diet, but over the years I have learned to value quality nutrition and I now enjoy real cooking as part of my outdoor experience. These days, I train quite frequently for skiing, climbing, etc., and my body craves more legitimate nutrients. I am also a creature…
Heat-and-eat meals don’t have to be boring or bland.
DIY dehydrating is easy. Here are a few tips to get you started, plus 2 recipes.
Meet MSR’s PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit. Plus, get two delicious boil-only recipes.
Motes of ochre and gold cover our shoes. Grains of sand, millennia-old and shaped by wind and water, feel as insubstantial as flour or dust. Yet all around us, we see towers and walls hundreds of feet tall, sculpted into wondrous forms from these same grains. A thousand kilometers to the north the Pyrenees are locked deep into winter mode, ski tourers and mountaineers playing on frozen faces and in deep powder. Here in Andalusia, we’re bathed in bright light, desert heat and cricket chirps. The smells of a desert environment are totally different, judging by Whip the dog’s intense sniffing and tail thumping. He’s static, nose in the air, nostrils flaring as he takes in the scent of wild animals, dust and a million other molecules that we can’t…
High-ranking camp meals for satisfying everyone, anywhere.
Whether you prefer the pour-over or the French press, these are our favorite tools of the trade.