have found that you usually don't want to spend a great deal of time preparing
meals in the backcountry, so keep it simple and light. Remember to plan
well and bring the right amount of good food and if you bring your vitamins
remember to eat them.
is a example of a basic backpacking pantry:
Your basic instant
breakfast cereals are best! Both cream of wheat & oatmeal offer great
nourishment and makes a terrific healthy style breakfast when enjoyed with
a variety of dried fruits such as; apricots, banana chips, apples, and
pears. All you need is hot water, a mug or dish, and a spoon!
When you are hiking
and on the move these simple lunches allow you to maximize time while still
giving your body what it needs to make that next ridge.
Here are some favorites
that will always keep you smiling!
bagels with cream cheese and raisin bagels with a jar of peanut butter,
a stick of dried salami with smoked gouda or mozzarella cheese, albacore
tuna, rye crisp crackers, instant wonton cup of soups, and bite size carrots.
Always bring lots
of jerky, wagu ra chews, trail mix, snack type bars ( granola, power, etc.,)
gummi bears, candy, hot cocoa, and tea.
These unique snacks
can be found at most health food stores & supermarkets and offer the
backpacker just what he or she wants when out having some backpacking fun.
We have found that
the trick to backpack dining is to bring foods that you can re- use and
are able to interchange with one another. And if you are lucky enough to
catch one, you can add a trout to any of these dishes perfectly.
Flavored instant rice,
cous cous, flavored instant noodles, canned chicken breast, top ramen and
flavored instant soups, dehydrated or fresh veg. pita bread, or whatever
you feel like. you know what I mean.
Example dinner: White
wine & garlic chicken breast with cous cous & veggies, topped with
chopped roasted cashews.....uumm..uumm...good!
You can always bring
the freeze dried dinner stuff as well.
to drink enough water."