You Are Going To Starve Out There!

Person Walking Alone

Whether you are a thru-hiker, section hiker, ultralight or heavy weight, one constant every backpacker will face is, “What will I eat on the trail?”

Boys Eating Around Campfire

Our challenge is finding something that tastes better than cardboard, can be made from a few ingredients, and requires less than a commercial kitchen to make!

Here are a few trail meals that are light to carry, easy to make and actually taste good!

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Is Cold Soaked Couscous And Tuna Really A Romantic Dinner?

I asked a Facebook group, “What’s the coldest weather you have cowboy camped in.” The answer was, “Minus 28 in an ice cave.”

And I was wondering if I could risk it at 30 degrees…

Most of us are mortal so we will never be found outside at 28 degrees below zero!

How do we get our backpacking fix when every outdoor option involves death by hypothermia?

Other than a trek in New Zealand (its summer there), here are a few options to fill our time.

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Where Do You Pack The Kitchen Sink?

Stove & Bowl

I recently posted on Facebook hiking groups asking what kind of content they would be most interested in reading or watching. There were two common responses, pack out information (what’s in your pack) and gear reviews.

One area we can significantly reduce our base weight, is cooking gear. I have two basic setups depending on the time of year or conditions we will face on the trail.

SUMMER

In summer months I carry a minimal setup. Breakfast is usually pop tarts, bacon jerky and Breakfast Essentials with instant coffee mixed in. Lunch and dinner consists of cold soaked or other no-cook options.

But there are occasions, like a cold morning, or a tired evening, where hot coffee or a warm bowl of Ramen would be morale building to say the least. This is my summer kit.

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