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Keeping energized while backpacking enables you to push farther along the trail to get to that fantastic vista you’re after, making backcountry cooking a key skill. Hygiene, bear safety, culinary creativeness and kitchen efficiency make backcountry cooking a life-time skill. Enjoy our articles and tips on how to maintain a top-notch kitchen in the wild.

Blueberry Cobbler (Photo by Andrew Bydlon)
Dessert Recipes

Decadent Dessert Recipes

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

Don’t settle for a bite of chocolate bar to soothe your sweet tooth. With a little work and planning, your meal’s finale can be as grand as the scenery.

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Finding Food and Water Skills Wild Food

Forage Your Dinner

By: Gina DeMillo Wagner

Could you survive without food in the wilderness? Our hungry hiker went searching for sustenance in one of the nation’s harshest environments to find out.

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  • Easy Cheese Fondue Easy Cheese Fondue
  • French Toast with strawberries served on the MSR Mountain Plate: $9.95, 4.4 oz Essential Camp Kitchen Gear
  • Eat up! Each recipe makes 2 sandwiches. Variation: Use graham crackers instead of chocolate cookies. Super-Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Sandwiches
  • In 2013, Fort George released a mere 2,200 cases of this delectable treat. Named after the record company of the same name, the Tender Loving Empire brings an ethereal tangerine hue to the table, rounding out the killer flavor. 10 Unique Beers for the Backcountry
  • Stir in the marshmallows and chocolate chips and sprinkle the broken grahams on top for some crunch. You’re welcome. 7 Mind-Blowing Oatmeal Upgrades
  • Voila! A beautiful meal fit for royalty. Eat it while it’s hot! You can use different varieties of cheese, bagel, meat, and kale chips for endless flavor possibilities. Recipe: Backcountry Eggs Benedict
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