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….
Although it rarely receives it, your backpacking food weight deserves at least as much consideration as the weight of your gear.
How to slow down and enjoy this Swedish ritual on the trail, with a savory treat.
This healthy, hearty camping breakfast requires no stove and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Packed with healthy fuel, this delicious snack is perfect for winter adventures.
Like spring rolls? You’ll love this backcountry-friendly version of the fresh dish.
Perfect for quick trips into the backcountry or frontcountry campouts.
For a healthy and delicious dose of protein to power the day.
Using carob as a secret ingredient to a vegan BBQ Sauce, Jen has created a delicious, easy-to-prepare and vegan-friendly Sloppy Joe recipe.