Like most people who backpack, hike or just simply enjoy the outdoors I like to vary how and what I eat while I am out in the bush and with the wide variety of backpacking foods out that is really pretty easy.
To be honest I have a preference for ready made backpacking food like Hungry Hikers and Mountain House produce simply because I don’t want to go to the trouble of cooking and then dehydrating my own food. To supplement these foods I usually take protein bars , trail mixes etc that are easy to find in any grocery store.
Also most decent ready made backpacking food is full of the healthy protein and carbs that any hiker needs everyday and they mostly taste pretty nice.
I tend to spend a bit of time checking out what other people feel about various companies and meals and just wanted to share a video with you of a good comparison between Mountain House and BackPackers Pantry meals and here it is …..
The difference in brands is quite substantial and while I don’t have a preference for either one having not personally tried ether it is fairly obvious that the Mountain House meal looks and seems much higher quality.
It would be interesting to hear what your thought’s are so please add your comment below.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” — Edward Abbey
When it comes to backpacking one of the most important items on your checklist should be food. Some prefer to buy ready freeze dried backpacking food but this can be expensive and sometimes you are better off just taking a trip to your local store. We have some backpacking food advice to help you make the most of your backpacking trip and ensure you eat properly whilst out on the trail.
Are you dreading the thought of your next camping trip because you can’t stand the thought of that horrible freeze dried meal or snacking on a handful of seeds and nuts washed down with a mouthful of tepid water. Worry no more because here we have 14 easy camping food tricks to make your next camp out a pleasant culinary and dare we say slightly alcoholic experience .
Once you’ve set up camp you want to eat as soon as possible and, unlike scenes from a movie, you don’t have the resources or the time to roast a whole hog on a spit. In essence you need something which will put a smile on your face and fire in your belly, such as hungry hikers Murray’s Hurried Curry. Continue Reading
Here is a new idea to try next time you go camping, foraging for food. What a great idea to supplement your normal camp foods with food that you can find in the area you are camped in (one word of warning though,make sure it is legal to do so before you gather a few lobsters or a dozen oysters ).
This article by Nick Drainey explores some great foods found along our coastlines and tasty recipes to make sure you make the most of your foraging for food journey…. Continue Reading
If you are camping out in the wilderness that are some skills you will need. One of those skills is to know what is edible and what is not in case you run out of food or water. There are certain wild foods that keep you hydrated and we have found a great article which tells you what you can eat to keep your hydration levels up. If you have ever seen Bear Grylls, you know that he eats some rather interesting things (read disgusting), however there are foods in certain areas that will keep you alive without resorting to eating animal intestines and the like. In fact some of the foods are actually quite yummy!
Do you really struggle to come up with some nice food to take camping? Like most people i used to have a very limited menu when I camped and to be honest it gets boring quickly and really makes it hard to keep up any enthusiasm for the whole camping idea.
Fortunately for me, and you also there are lots of people willing to share some great camping food ideas and as we will discover in this article by CheekyKitchen you can maintain true gourmet style around the campfire with the greatest of ease Continue Reading
I think we all agree that camping is great fun, but those nights around the campfire could be so much more enjoyable if we have good food on our enamel plates! One of my favourite parts of camping is eating my meal under the stars, now imagine if that food was actually edible, or even tasty? I don’t know about you but dried packet food wears thin after a while! Omaha.com have some great tips for spicing up your camping trip with some gourmet camping dinner ideas. Continue Reading
I think every backpacker and camper has at times wanted to give anything for just one decent meal while they are out in the backcountry. Well here are a few Camping Food Ideas that may just satisfy the gourmet in all of us, even better the following article by Pete Nelson deals with lightweight backpacking foods although you can easily adapt his suggestions to any form of camping.
Camping Food Ideas
Gotta love good food
For hard core backpackers pack weight is a serious game, especially in challenging and endurance-taxing terrain like the Adirondacks. Every pound you take on the trail is additional effort. Every extra handful of ounces somehow magnifies the inevitable crushing drain on personal will that, after an extended day with miles yet to go, can cause you to feel as Jacob Marley must have, shambling on through eternity. Continue Reading