A Hiking Food Compendium:

Folks are always asking me, ‘What do you eat on the trail?’ I have posted about this again and again, but I just thought I would bring all my posts about this together as one compendium. When you get tired … Continued

Hardtack:

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A recipe for folks who want to experience just how hard life was in the past.  I think you should try it. I used to eat it with relish when I was a kid, but back then kids were always … Continued

First Bag Your Omelet:

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Long ago I noticed that powdered eggs are once again available in Australia: Coles Supermarket, Cake aisle: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/hormel-real-bacon-pieces/) and that they would go well with the Hormel’s Bacon Pieces (Dehydrated). Powdered eggs are wonderfully nutritious: 5.5 calories per gram, and … Continued

Out of the Frying Pan:

How do you cook a fish (or some falafels: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/he-hiked-with-a-falafel-in-his-hand/) and what to cook them in – and with what? A larger frypan lid will still fit a smaller pot to keep the steam in, etc. Suppose you have the … Continued

Adventures in Stoving

I really liked the title of this guy’s website, apart from the interesting information it contains. Two selections: the world’s smallest, lightest gas stove, and how to refill hiking gas canisters: World’s Lightest Gas Stove – 25 grams: You can … Continued

Hiking Crayfish Bisque

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First catch your crayfish…Once again here’s a delicious soup to cook in the wild after you have been doing a spot of fishing. Naturally it uses only dried, concentrated and lightweight ingredients. I based it on a traditional bisque recipe … Continued

Steve’s Ultralight Fish Chowder

Following my post about Hand Line Fly Fishing I have had several requests for the Hiking Fish Chowder recipe so that I had to make it for lunch, and it was excellent. I doubt you have had a better hiking … Continued

Super Simple Trail Meal:

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Take one packet of Ainsley Harriot’s Spice Sensation Cous Cous (100 grams) 1492 kj (352 calories) plus ½ packet (65 grams) Craisins Fruit & Nut Trail Mix 1389 kj(332 calories) Totals (165 grams) 2881 kj (684 calories) = 4.14 calories … Continued

The Ultralight Trail Baker:

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You can make a baking stand (‘The Flashbaker’) – for cook pot baking – out of aluminium flashing which weighs 8 grams.  You just need to cut a circle a little smaller than your pot and leave three approx 1 … Continued

Steve’s Nepali Dahl Soup:

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I made this dahl entirely with dried ingredients so I could make it on the trail. It made over a litre. I had trouble eating half. Very filling, tasty and nutritious. Do try it at home first. I would put … Continued

Porridge:

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Is undoubtedly the most compact energy dense and sustaining breakfast to eat on the trail. Unfortunately the ‘instant’ versions of this staple have been so adulterated and laden with diabetes promoting nasties as to be almost downright dangerous. Here is … Continued

‘Great Oaks From Tiny Acorns Grow’:

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Apparently all acorns are edible: “‘Sweetest’ Acorns, meaning lowest in tannin: East Coast White oak, the Emory oak of the Southwest, the Pin oak of the South, the Valley and Blue oaks of California, the Burr oak of the Midwest, … Continued

Wintulichs Beer Sticks: On the trail animal protein is a must

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But without refrigeration you may have concerns about food safety. One of the chief virtues of salamis and hard cheeses such as cheddars is also their energy density at @ 7 calories per gram – and lots of fat! There … Continued

Cauliflower Rice

Della’s Chilli Con Carne with Cauliflower Rice for tea last night. We will be eating a lot more of this instead of real rice. You can also make fried rice. Blitz cauli florets in food processor (very) briefly until it … Continued

Steve’s Pasta E Fagioli:

Della was off being crafty again, leaving me a temporary widower – so I had to shift for myself. I made THIS excellent soup. I think it is very nearly the best meal I have ever made, so I will … Continued

Stoveless Cooking:

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Warning: This may not be for everyone: http://gossamergear.com/wp/stoveless-camping-crotch-pot ‘This third option between stoves and no-cook is the brainchild of Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski. Infrared images of the human body confirm what is basically common knowledge; one of the … Continued

Lunch on the Trail:

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Arnotts VitaWeat Biscuits 9 Grains are one of our standbys. Each biscuit is approx 8 grams and 100 kj or 25 calories (3 per gram) so that about 6 biscuits (150 calories) plus some nutritious topping makes an adequate lunch. … Continued

Tasty Hiking Meals:

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Things you can just buy from the supermarket are just so much preferable to those expensive, unpalatable hiking meals. Here’s two we tried tonight in preparation for an upcoming trip: Continental Roast Chicken and Leek Risotto with Sirena Lemon & … Continued

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