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Three Trail Ready Recipes

As I walked our property this morning, I listened to birds in the trees, and realized the birds are early this year. Not only has it been un-wintery, it has been warm. I keep watching the trees and bushes pushing on buds. If it continues this path, spring will be early. Evergreen Huckleberry buds showing.… Continue reading Three Trail Ready Recipes

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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


Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies might be favorite recipe for this type of cookie. I have made many batches, using various ingredients, over the years, but this one had the texture of a wheat cookie! The only bummer is how few you get out of a batch. It is worth tripling and freezing up a… Continue reading Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies