Backcountry Thai Coconut Noodle Curry

October 19, 2014

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This is a killer, crowd-pleasing dish! It can be made vegan or vegetarian or omnivore. Cooking time is short in camp. Feeds 2 for dinner: 1.76 oz packet coconut cream powder (e.g. Kara brand, note 3.) 1 cup dried spinach (note 4.) 1 cup freeze-dried mushrooms (note 2. and 5.) 1/2 cup freeze-dried bell peppers (note 2.) […]

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Homemade Mountain House Style Back-country Meals

October 19, 2014

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  The Ziploc Zip N Steam bags make it possible to create just-add-water style instant meals for the back-country. In addition, they are durable enough to re-use, if you plan for it. I liked packing then rehdrating dinner in the bag, then rinsing it out and using it to make desserts that needed a massage in a durable […]

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Back-country Salmon Chowder

October 19, 2014

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This is another variant that uses the ever flexible and delicious instant corn chowder soup mix, like my Corn and Potato Chowder.  Having a quick hot meal on cold/wet nights or after a long, rough day can be such a life saver… . Feeds 2 for dinner: 1 cup corn chowder soup mix (note 1.) 1/2 […]

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Homemade Lara Bars (aka “Raw Balls”)

February 10, 2014

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Lara bars have always been a favorite trail food. My girl friend got me into making them at home, which is fast and easy! Buying ingredients in bulk at Costco, WinCo foods, etc. keeps costs down. This is less of a recipe and more of a formula that can be modified to suit your taste and […]

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Winter Backcountry Blondies

February 10, 2014

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I love these bars for winter excursions, when my body is craving fat and long-lasting calories. The bars have a cool history too – they were originally inspired by a homemade treat provided to us on a boat taxi we hired in Alaska during an overnight trip. I love thinking about being in Alaska when […]

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Backcountry corn and potato chowder

June 17, 2012

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This  instant meal is shockingly fulfilling on cold/wet nights or after a long, rough day when you might otherwise consider trail bars for dinner to avoid the hassle of cooking. This meal uses bacon, dehydrated at home to last a few days without refrigeration (or, use the shockingly good Bacon Jerky they sell at Costco […]

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Refreshing your dead skins

May 9, 2012

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Rather than buy a new pair of skins for your Backcountry skis or split board, you can rejuvenate the adhesive of an old pair of skins. First, ask yourself if you really want to do this. I spent $30 on two tubes of adhesive, hours in the garage, and my skins are far from good […]

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