Backpacking Recipe Index

All the recipes on Never Free Farm for hiking, backpacking, camping, prepping, long-term food storage & dehydrating, broken into easy to search sections.

Long before we became homesteaders & farmers, we were hikers. Over the years we have run FreezerBagCooking & TrailCooking‘s websites/blogs and wrote 5 cookbooks on backpacking recipes. These are our favorite recipes that were created for TrailCooking and we hope you enjoy them as well!

Breakfast Recipes

Apple Sunflower Granola

Breakfast Taters

Breakfast Pistachio Rice Pudding

Cranberry Compote

Instant Oatmeal Packets

Lavender Granola

Sunflower Granola


Apple Rings


Beef Jerky


Crunchy Chips

Dehydrated Cinnamon Carrot Shreds

Dehydrating Herbs

Dehydrating Pasta & Grains


Green Beans

Mini Marshmallows



Peppery Dried Strawberries




Shepherd’s Pie

Sun-dried Tomatoes

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Gummy Candy


Berry Dessert

Double Oreo Pudding

Fudgy Brownies

Homemade Vanilla Pudding Mix

Pumpkin and Gingersnap Pudding


In Your Face Morning Mocha

Maple Lemonade

Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

Dry Mixes & Seasonings

Cheezy Hemp Heart Sauce Mix

Cranberry Sauce

DIY Instant Cranberry Sauce

Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix

Hemp Seed Butter

Herby Parmesan Cheese Shaker

Savory Broth Powder

Vegan Dry Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix

Vegan Queso Sauce Mix

Vegan Savory Topping


Alfredo Mashers

Artichoke Zucchini Alfredo Rice

Beef Stroganoff

Cheesy Bacon Mashers

Cherry Chicken Couscous

Colcannon Mashers

Crab Mac n’ Cheese

Cranberry Rice with Chicken

Fish Tacos

Fried Egg over Savory Rice

Garden Vegetable Couscous

Green Bean Casserole

Harvest Rice

Herbed Tomato Rice

Instant Pasta In A Jar

Italian-ish Double Cheese Taters

Last Minute Trail Pizzas

Lemon Tuna Spaghetti with Breadcrumbs

Mashed Potato Burritos

Mashed Potatoes with Chicken/Turkey Gravy

Meaty Marinara Pilaf

Pasta Primavera

Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice

Pizza Biscuits

Rustic Pasta


BBQ Chicken Wraps

Cheery Cherry Pasta Salad

Hearty Spinach & Artichoke Wraps

Pistachio Couscous Salad


Blueberry Almond Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

Chocolate Chia Bars

Honey Roasted Almonds and Cranberries

Pistachio Truffles

P’Nut Butter & Granola Bites


Bacon & Corn Chowder

Beef Curry Noddle Bowl

Blustery Day Double Potato Chowder

Chicken and Apple Soup

Chicken Stew & Dumplings

Clam and Bacon Chowder

Creamy Potato Coup (Bulk Mix)

Slide Mountain Bean Chowder

Special Menus

Taters Made Portable (10 recipes)

The Offgrid Thanksgiving Menu

Trail Eats

Trail Eats: A Backpacker’s Feast For Two

Trail Eats: Dinner, Soup & Nibbles

Trail Eats: Gourmet Camping Fare

Trail Eats: No Cook Meal

Trail Eats: Three Raw Energy Recipes

Trail Eats: Three Recipes For Cold Weather

Trail Eats: Three Warming Soups

Trail Eats: Vegetarian Dayhiker’s Picnic

Cooking & Gear Articles

Trail Cooking Methods


Freezer Bag Cooking: Adventure Ready Recipes

Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple

Hiking Free: Allergy Friendly Recipes For The Outdoors

Trail Cooking: Trail Food Made Gourmet

Trail Eats