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Backpacker’s food – Lunch

Imagine this: It’s midday, the weather is glorious and you’re out in the middle of nowhere with a couple of close friends and a pack of happy dogs. You’re on a hiking trip and life is good. It’s time for a rest and some lunch. You could setup the little stove and boil up something, but you’re warm enough that…

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Backpacker’s food – Oatmeal

Instagram and Tumblr are full of awesome inspirational camping/trekking hipster photos; so many awesome images of mountains, lakes, fields, manly men in beards and flannel, and adventurous women standing triumphant in their backpacks overlooking  some wondrous sunset. It’s easy to forget that amping is actually hard work. While I spent much of yesterday morning in utter awe of how much better…

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Backpacker’s food – Gnocchi

You want to go backpacking but you don’t want to spend a fortune on some fancy freeze dried feast from MEC or REI; welcome to the club. Here’s what we had last night while out in the farthest reaches of nowhere*: Basil & Oregano Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings) One pound of dry gnocchi 1 TBSP dried basil 1 TBSP dried oregano…

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