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: 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

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


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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

Stoveless Cooking:

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Warning: This may not be for everyone: ‘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

Steve’s Lamb Stew:

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This is a family favourite. Nothing special maybe (certainly not Ultralight Hiking tucker – I guess you could dehydrate it), but try it anyway. It doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day before you make some…Cheers. Ingredients (approx): 1 doz. lamb … Continued

Hiking Meals: Continental Hearty Italian Minestrone

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  & Hearty Garden Vegetable CupaSoups Soups: I have long lamented the dreadful quality (and undeserved price) of pretty much all backpacking meals. That’s why I have largely concentrated on recommending good supermarket meals which fill the bill: well-priced, tasty … Continued

McKenzie’s Quick Cook Minestrone Soup

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At first glance these excellent tasty mixtures might seem a bit too lean for backpacking, but I used half the recommended water, so a packet made up to one litre with water (so it would fit in my 1100 ml … Continued

He Hiked With a Falafel in His Hand:

I already mentioned cooking falafel in the leftover fat from Chinese Sausages (the first for dinner, the second for breakfast), but you can carry a pack of falafel mix and approx 60 ml of eg olive oil in a … Continued