The key to meal planning for backpacking is to bring food that is calorie dense and lightweight. Backpacking is hard work, so it’s important to provide your body with enough to sustain you without weighing down your pack.
I tried out several freeze-dried meals from RightOnTrek. Offered in one, two, and four serving sizes, these meals are more affordable than most packaged options.
In this Middle Eastern-style rice bowl, roasted vegetables are combined with chicken and rice and topped with a yogurt-tahini sauce spiced with cumin and garlic.
Not only is dehydrating your own ingredients a great way to save money on backpacking food, it’s also a good method for controlling the quality of the items used in meals.
This is a list of dehydrated or freeze-dried ingredients that can be used for making your own backpacking meals – a great way to control the quality and eliminate the additives and preservatives found in most commercial meals.
Choosing your kitchen gear for backpacking should be based on how you plan to cook and eat meals on trips. This posts includes the gear that I use, as well as info on how to store your food in the backcountry.
What’s not to love about an alfredo pasta dish with spinach and artichokes? Add bacon jerky and mmm… I could eat this all the time!
This backpacking stuffing recipe – with winter squash, mushrooms and sausage – is like having Thanksgiving in the backcountry.
Tips for setting up a camp kitchen, how to store food in the backcountry, and a step-by-step guide to hanging food using the PCT method