MSR Backcountry Café: French Press Coffee

A French press can produce rich, strong coffee that will supercharge your day in the backcountry. Collapsible presses allow you to use your cooking pot for a brewing vessel, saving weight and space in your pack. Best of all, good French press coffee is simple: 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 course-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. Normal drip coffee will work if you can’t find the proper grind; our presses are designed to work with generic drip grounds too. The Water: Backcountry water…

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Outdoor Cooking with Tim & Christine Conners

“Lipsmackin Backpackin’” is an essential item for your packing list that outdoor enthusiasts Tim and Christine Conners have authored, along with six other outdoor cooking books.  These two are not only familiar with all things food, when not writing you will most likely find them camping, backpacking the Appalachian Trail and kayaking! Title’s that might come in handy while on your next adventure: Lipsmackin’ Backpackin Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin The Scout’s Outdoor Cookbook The Scout’s Dutch Oven Cookbook The Scout’s Backpacking Cookbook The Scout’s Large Group Cookbook Expect a new series to be released this year for 2013 and visit Tim and Christine’s website to get one of these essentials for your outdoor equipment packing list!  

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