best hiking meals

Hiking Makhani Dal

You can make a delicious Makhani Dal for the trail very simply and inexpensively. The recipe below will make over a litre of dal which is more than Della and I can eat for a meal between us. If you want to halve the cooking time you can put the lentils in a zip lock …

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A Simple Backpacking Dahl

This simple delicious dahl uses only dry ingredients you can buy very cheaply from any supermarket and store in a snaplock bag for preparation on the trail. It will make a litre of tasty nutritious dahl which will probably be more than you can eat. You should try this at home tonight before you head …

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900th Post

Another milestone today: my 900th post here at the Ultralight Hiker. I am just back from walking the Dusky Track in Fiordland as my recent posts no doubt inform you. It is getting harder and longer as I age, but I am just glad to be able to be there and other wonderful places, and …

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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 share it with you as the lamb stew (http://www.theultralighthiker.com/steves-lamb-stew/) went down so well! Glad you …

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Hiking Meals: Continental Hearty Italian Minestrone

  & 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 and nutritious, good calories per gram ratios, quick, energy efficient and easy to prepare & …

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Mckenzie’s Country Chicken Soup with Lemon & Black Pepper Tuna

i This meal (which we had for tea tonight) is quite delicious. I added only HALF the water on the directions, making roughly one litre of soup – I have an 1100ml pot – a good quantity for two. You need to simmer for approx 15 minutes, after which I added two sachets of Safcol …

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