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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.

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Trail Potatoes

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

Do the hard work at home, then carry this luxurious meal base for a fun, easy first-night treat. We’ve given you four variations, but the trail potatoes possibilities are endless.

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strawberry almond cake
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Strawberry Almond Cake

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

This easy, three-ingredient dessert is perfect for a backcountry birthday. Sub in dried cherries or blueberries for a different twist.

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Insta-Pizza

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

Make a personal pizza pie—or three—for dinner, or as an appetizer for a crowd. It takes just three ingredients and it's super-easy.

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Trail Recipe: Cincinnati Chili

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

This Buckeye favorite has rich mole flavors without being especially hot. It’s thinner than normal chili, and usually served over hot dogs or spaghetti.

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