A French press can produce rich, strong coffee that will supercharge your day in the backcountry. Collapsible presses, available as accessories for our Windburner® and Reactor® stoves, allow you to use your cooking pot for a brewing vessel, saving weight and space in your pack. Best of all, French press coffee is simple and delicious: get the grind and water temperature correct and you’re likely to have a great cup (or three). The Coffee You’ll need about one ounce of coffee per finished cup. It should be coarse-ground and stored in an air-tight container. With French press coffee, an even grind is important—use a burr grinder rather than the blade type. Tip: Normal drip coffee will work if you can’t find the proper grind; MSR presses are designed to work…
High-ranking camp meals for satisfying everyone, anywhere.
I grew up in a family that embraced the convenience of freeze-dried meals and deviled ham when it came to camping trips. It wasn’t until a college spring break trip to Baja’s Bahia Concepción that I discovered it’s possible to actually, you know, cook while camping. We’d procured some scallops from the bay. My friend Caroline, an avid cook, sautéed them with garlic and chili flakes, adding a splash of her beer and a squeeze of lime to finish. I was gobsmacked—left to my own devices, I’d been subsisting on canned frijoles refritos and tortillas. That pivotal moment not only inspired me to go to culinary school, it redefined what I thought of as camping fare. Today, there are certain ingredients that are staples in my home and backcountry kitchen….
Liven up the pasta, boost the oatmeal, and up the ante in your meals and trail snacks.
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.
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.