Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

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

Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

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

Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

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

Homesteading · Prepping · Recipes

Long Term Storage Prepping Meals In A Jar

If one has meals, ready to be mixed with hot water, sitting prepped in their pantry, it removes a lot of stress about prepping for storms and natural disasters. The concept is easy: Using recipes I developed for backpacking, but made bigger for families (serving 4+), each meal fits into a quart or 2 quart… Continue reading Long Term Storage Prepping Meals In A Jar

Homesteading · Prepping

Winter Storms To Assess Your Prepping Setup

It's easy for people to roll their eyes when they hear the word "prepping", with the thoughts of tin foil hat wearing anti-government men in camo, furtively polishing rifles, but as I try to say to others: prepping is a way of attaining life skills, and being able to be self-sufficient, and be able to… Continue reading Winter Storms To Assess Your Prepping Setup