What I Will be Eating on my Thru Hike

Whenever I go into the backcountry I am looking for quick, easy, tasty recipes. Over the years I have come up with a few favorite, lightweight and simple trail recipes. These are meals that I know I can enjoy for many days (and hopefully months.) In addition to taste, nutrition is also a high priority to me and I have tried to incorporate added nutrients into these meals.

Here are some of my favorite most simple recipes that are sure to pack a lot of calories! These recipes have been field tested on the JMT, in the Enchantments, and on Mount Baker!

Mediterranean wraps:

-1/2 cup small pearl couscous

-Handful sun dried tomatoes or dried veggie soup mix

-1/4 cup dry hummus mix

-1 TBSP olive oil

-2 tortillas

Trail breakfast burritos

-4 tbsp egg crystals (I like OvaEasy)

-handful of dehydrated beans and/or veggies

-4 tbsp dried mashed potatoes or hash browns

-handful of beef jerky or bacon bits

-hot sauce or ketchup packet

-taco seasoning

Everything oatmeal

-instant oatmeal packet

-hot chocolate or breakfast essentials packet

-instant coffee packet

-handful nuts or seeds

-handful peanut butter powder

Pesto Pasta

-2 packets plain ramen

-1 packet Knorr pesto sauce mix

-1 tbsp olive oil

-handful sun dried tomatoes

-handful walnuts

-Textured vegetable protein (TVP)

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Comments 1

  • MP3 (Jeff Stone) : Jan 12th

    These recipes look intriguing but they only show the ingredients, not how you put them together. Did I miss something here?


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