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Week-Long Backpacking Menu

Avoid the Pop-Tart rut with Backpacker's seven-day, two-person shopping and menu list.

Recipes from More Backcountry Cooking, by Dorcas S. Miller. (Mountaineers Books, 2002)

SHOPPING/PACKING LIST

  • 1/3 cup sliced dried mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried peas
  • 1 cube chicken boullion, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 4 7-oz. pouches of chicken in water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 package Golden Curry Sauce
  • 8 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups of tropical fruit trail mix (dried apricots, apples, and pears)
  • 8 ounces coffee
  • 8 ounces hot cocoa
  • 6 cups powdered milk
  • 1 cup dried blueberries and cherries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 12 trail bars
  • 4 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 8 ounces carrot
  • 8 ounces celery spears
  • 16 ounces cereal (mix of raisin bran, shredded wheat, and granola)
  • 16 flour tortilla wraps (8-inch)
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 10 bagels
  • 16 ounces peanut butter
  • 8 ounces hummus
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup dried pesto mix
  • 1 cup package of instant cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 ounces Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 (6.4 ounce) box dry chili mix
  • 4 cups sun-dried tomatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 30 ounces (2 cans) dehydrated kidney beans
  • 40 corn chips
  • 4 ounces salsa
  • 16 ounces (1 box) small pasta shells
  • 8 ounces (1/2 box) Ziti pasta
  • 8 ounces (1/2 bag) egg noodles
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 1/2 packet (1 ounce) Alfredo sauce mix
  • 1 teaspoon butter powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup freeze-dried corn
  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried basil)
  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, crumbled
  • 1/4 pound jerky, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 ounce dried mushrooms
  • 3/4teaspoon tomato powder
  • 1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup tablespoons of sour cream powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
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