Quick And Easy Backpacking Cooking

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What are some easy backpacking cooking tips?

Quick And Easy Backpacking Cooking

After a long day on the trail, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot camp stove! Bring along some quick-cooking ingredients and enjoy great meals while you're on the trail. Here are some tips.

  • Save the small individual serving packets of honey, mustard, ketchup, and other condiments you get at restaurants for your backpacking trips.
  • Dry ingredients, such as pasta, rice, cereal, and couscous make great staples for backpacking.
  • Canned meats are easy to pack in, but you do have to pack the cans out again.
  • Tuna blends and other meats come in foil packets now, and they make perfect additions to rice, pasta, and even Ramen noodles for a quick dinner.
  • Dry mixes, such as gravies, sauces, and dressings are perfect for backpacking.
  • Make sure you purify your water before you cook with it, unless you've packed it in yourself.
  • Try carrying bagels instead of other breads, because they don't get smashed as easily.
The more you backpack, the more you'll discover your own way of cooking while you enjoy the outdoors. Backpacking cooking doesn't need to be much more than boiling water and adding some dehydrated foods, but with a little ingenuity, backpacking cooking can be much more than boiling water!



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