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Pantry Staples: Rustic Pasta

This very simple rustic pasta recipe has great shelf-life for long-term food storage, and stores up in a mason jar in the pantry, for whenever you need a quick meal. It also works well for camping and backpacking, when you have a family or small group to serve. If taking it camping, just package the… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Rustic Pasta

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Outdoor Cooking Methods

A long time ago (OK, it was like the summer of 2002) I was getting heavily into backpacking. I was on the trail a lot then, often 3 days a week and out on trips 3 to 4 weekends a month. Like many hikers in that time period I knew of two choices: buying the… Continue reading Outdoor Cooking Methods

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Taters Made Portable: 10 Recipes For Hiking & Prepping

Potatoes have gotten the short stick in the past few years in the healthy eating discussions, but there is something enduring about them for backpacking recipes and food prepping. The massive hit of potassium helps prevent painful nighttime cramps if you have exerted yourself during hot days. Which, when it happens in a tight sleeping… Continue reading Taters Made Portable: 10 Recipes For Hiking & Prepping

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Pantry Staples: Instant Pasta In A Jar

Cooking and dehydrating pasta gives you nearly instant pasta - a boon for pantry staples when prepping meals for long-term storage. Get those large mason jars filled and marked - and you will eat well when the power is out. Instant Pasta In A Jar Ingredients: 16 ounces cooked & dehydrated small pasta shapes* 1… Continue reading Pantry Staples: Instant Pasta In A Jar

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Dehydrating Pasta and Grains

Taking the time to cook and dehydrate pasta and grains when you have down time (winter is a great time to do this), lets you fill your pantry with nearly instant go-to foods that only need to rehydrate to eat. Not having to cook pasta when the power is out conserves water AND fuel. These… Continue reading Dehydrating Pasta and Grains