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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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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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The Offgrid Thanksgiving Menu

I have been writing recipes for backpackers/hikers/hunters/preppers for the past 15+ years and doing themes is something I like. A few years ago I published a Thanksgiving menu on TrailCooking. Thing is, it is perfect for any offgrid adventure: camping, cabin stays, or getting out over the long weekend. It's also great for using up… Continue reading The Offgrid Thanksgiving Menu

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Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice

Pumpkin spice gets mocked a lot once fall starts showing up, but it has so much to offer. You wouldn’t think of pumpkin spice rice, but you should. It’s savory, with the tart sweetness of the dried fruit, and plenty of chicken for protein. It’s not basic, and it’s very tasty! Gluten-free and dairy-free as… Continue reading Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice Rice

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Trail Eats: No Cook Meal

Three courses for spring hikes! Do the work at home and eat gourmet while everyone else has a boring PB&J and enjoy a no cook meal on the trail..... Pistachio Couscous Salad Ingredients: 2 cups lower sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 Tbsp diced dried onion 1½ cup couscous 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained… Continue reading Trail Eats: No Cook Meal