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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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Cooking Skills

Breakfast of Champions

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

Start your day off right with these hearty, filling meals that still leave you plenty of time to hit the trail early.

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Breakfast Recipes

Stuffed French Toast

By: Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen

There’s no mess with this easy-to-eat treat (unless you let a photographer make it)—the toppings are inside.

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Cooking

Cook Like A Pro

By: Valerie Buccio

BACKPACKER Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen has 20 years of culinary experience, including cooking for trail crews in the high country of Yosemite. Follow her tips for better meals on every trip.

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