This set of recipes was featured in our column we wrote for a hiking magazine. They are great recipes to have made up and stored in mason jars as well. 2 of these recipes are no cook, and the third is just add water and a quick cook, and a hot meal is ready. They are great for camping, backpacking, and prepping meals for bug out bags – or for planning for natural disasters where there is no power.
BBQ Chicken Wraps
- 7-ounce pouch chicken
- 2 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce
- 2 sticks pepper-jack cheese
- ¼ cup French fried onions
- 2 paper towels
Open up the chicken pouch and add in the BBQ sauce, stirring well to break up the chicken.
Lay out a clean paper towel for each tortilla, divide the chicken between the two. Dice up a piece of cheese on each tortilla, then sprinkle on the onions. Roll up and enjoy!
Take more of the fried onions as a side treat too!
Notes: BBQ is shelf stable and can be carried in a leak-proof container or you can use two tubs from a fast food restaurant. Pepper-jack cheese can be found at most grocery stores in sticks like string cheese. If you cannot find, carry 2 ounces of the cheese.
Beef Curry Noodle Bowl
In a sandwich bag:
- ½ cup chopped jerky (regular or peppered taste great)
- ½ cup dried vegetable mix
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 Tbsp mild curry powder
- 4 tsp lower sodium beef bouillon
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
In a sandwich bag:
- 6-ounce package chuka soba noodles, crumbled
Add 4 cups water to your pot with the first bag and bring to a boil. Add in the noodles, return to a boil and let simmer gently for 3 minutes. Take off the stove, cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, if desired.
Notes: Chuka soba noodles (also called chow main noodles) can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores and look similar to ramen but are not deep-fried, in a pinch angel hair can be used. Dried vegetable mix can be found in via Amazon.
Serves 2 large bowls.
Double Oreo Pudding
In a quart freezer bag:
- 1 4.2-ounce package Jell-o Oreo Cookies ‘n Creme© instant pudding
- 2/3 cup dry milk
- 1 8-ounce package Mini Oreos©
- 2 – 3 new snack size bags
Add 2 cups cold water to the pudding bag, seal tightly and shake for 5 minutes. Stash in a cold stream or snow bank for 30 minutes. Stir up and divide between the bags. Top liberally with mini cookies.
Notes: Find the Mini Oreos© in the cookie aisle at all grocery stores, they come in Mylar bags for easy packing. For a more decadent pudding use full fat Nido© dry milk instead of the usual non-fat dry.