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Recipe: Banana Leather (Flattened Dried Bananas)

While researching our future hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept reading about these flattened dried bananas from Trader Joe’s. Since we aren’t Americans, I couldn’t just go pick some up to try. However, the concept seemed simple enough, and apparently they are delicious, so I did a bit of poking around online and

The Primal Life: Roasted Kabocha Squash (Japanese Pumpkin)

While perusing the grocery store recently, I came across a bin of mixed squash.  The usual suspects: butternut, acorn, and spaghetti were present, but among them was also a squash I am not familiar with, kabocha (also known as Japanese pumpkin).  I picked one up, just to be a bit adventurous, because we all know

Recipe: Coconut Cashew Chicken Curry

This is one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten on the trail (Mike concurs) and so I thought I should share this fantastic recipe with everyone!  It’s also ridiculously easy to make and packed with protein! This recipe is portioned to serve 2 people, but you can double or triple it with ease. Ingredients: 1

Recipe: Trailside Miso Soup

Few things warm you up on a cold day as much as a hot bowl of soup.  At the end of a long days hike in foul weather, a quick-to-make steaming cup of miso is just the things to warm you up. There are instant miso soups available at Asian food stores (T&T carries quite

Five Backpacking Foods You May Not Have Considered

There are a lot of food staples that we all reach for when we are planning a backpacking trip: trail mix, instant rice, bags of strange shriveled meats and veggies, and jerky.  However, while planning for our longest trip yet, I’ve discovered some non-typical options that can add some excitement to your usual repitoire!  While

Recipe: Tofu Jerky

Tofu Jerky Recipe Ingredients: 1 brick of firm or extra firm tofu 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 head of garlic, or 2 tbsp of minced garlic (you can adjust this to taste, we like a LOT of garlic) Pepper to taste Directions: Combine everything except tofu in a freezer bag, and

Recipe: Basic Dehydrated Tofu

Tofu is a great option for vegetarians, or an alternative protein if you’re getting bored of the usual.  Fresh tofu is heavy, so dehydrating it is the ideal way to make it backpacking friendly! Dehydrated Tofu Recipe Ingredients: 1 brick of firm or extra firm tofu Seasonings or sauce to taste (see below) * You

Recipe: Dehydrated Ground Beef

Add a little beef to your backpacking meals! When people think of dehydrating meat, beef jerky is usually the first thing to come to mind.  While jerky is a trail favorite, and a staple of many back-country expeditions, there are plenty of other options for dehydrated fare that can add flavor and fullness to your repertoire. Ground beef goes

Recipe: Cake In An Orange

After being inspired by a video on Backpacker, we decided to try our hand at making cake in an orange.  While it may not be the most practical for backpacking (although you can totally do it!) we thought it would be perfect for car camping with the kids.  It could also be a fun way

How To Make Your Own Cheese In Three Easy Steps

I recently stumbled upon a rather simple recipe on Offbeat Home for making your own cheese using nothing but whole milk, lemon juice, and a bit of cheesecloth.  Awesome! So, I rounded up the required ingredients (as it was, it worked out perfectly, as I required lemon zest, but not the juice, for Ukranian Easter

Recipe: Mixed Berry Crisp

    This delicious and simple treat makes for a great accompaniment to breakfast, or for dessert after a long day on the trail. Berry Crisp At Home: 1. In one bag mix ¼ cup brown sugar and 1 tbsp cornstarch (label: filling) 2. In a second bag, mix ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup rolled oats,

Recipe: Logan Bread

Logan bread (named for Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada) is a dense, calorie-packed bread that lasts for up to a week in your backpack.  It was developed by climbers before the age of power bars and pre-packaged hiking food.  There are plenty of variations to the recipe (I myself modified ours to taste)

Video: How To Bake Cake… In An Orange!