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Tag: hiking food

Best Hiking Snacks that aren’t Bars

I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I’m ready to go out for a hike, and everything is pretty much ready to go because I keep my backpack packed with everything except my food and clothes but I can’t think of any hiking snacks! This used...

How to Dehydrate Vegetables for Backpacking

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to eat enough vegetables at home, let alone backpacking! I’ve been challenging myself to find more interesting ways to eat vegetables, how to not waste any of the vegetables I buy and experimenting with more ways to dehydrate vegetables!...

How to Dehydrate Vegetarian Chili for Backpacking

I’ve spent a lot of the last year experimenting with dehydrating my own meals for backpacking, with lots of picnic experiments this past winter! I don’t mind some of the commercially available backpacking food, but I don’t love how expensive they are or how much sodium (and other stuff)...

How to make the Best Winter Hiking Food: 5 Soups for your Thermos

Winter hiking food is the BEST! No need for refrigeration or worries about chocolate melting! It’s AMAZING to bring hot food along with you in a thermos. My strategy is to make the soup for dinner or lunch earlier in the week and then save enough leftovers for my...

How to make Spicy Vegetarian Chili for the Trail

This hearty spicy vegetarian chili for the trail is also perfect for lunch at the office or dinner at home! In our house, what we like to have this for dinner one night and then save the other half to heat up in the morning and put in our...

How to make Vegan Dairy Free Corn Chowder

I will keep saying it over and over, there is NOTHING, just NOTHING like having some hot soup in a thermos when you’re hiking, biking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter! It makes you feel gourmet AND warm AND satisified. YUMMY! One of my favorite winter trail...

How to make Instant Hot Chocolate Mix from Scratch

Hot chocolate is one of the many delicious hot drinks you can bring on the trail to make winter special (and enjoy at home, especially during the holidays). It might seem like a lot of work to make instant hot chocolate mix from scratch at home but let me...

How to know if an Energy Bar is Better than a Candy Bar

I really hate energy bars. I have just never been able to get excited about them. I’m also allergic to coconut, which excludes many bars (and has also taught be to read labels more carefully, now that coconut products are everywhere!). Bars have their place however, particularly if you...