What are your favorite backpacking, climbing, and hiking recipes and why? Looking for meals that are quick and easy to prepare, are high energy, easy to pack and light, and are very tasty and nutritious.

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Cereal Bars

Here's an easy variation of rice crispy treats that health nuts will appreciate.

At home: Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a frying pan (low heat). Add 3 cups of marshmallows. Stir frequently until melted. Remove from heat and then add 6-7 cups of your favorite cereal (I like Fiber One twigs). Stir until all cereal is coated. Transfer cereal into 9x6 pan (grease first) and lightly press with a flat tool. Once cool, cut into squares and pack for your trip.

You can play with the amount of marshmallows and cereal, depending on if you like your treats more flexible (use less cereal) or denser (use more cereal).
Sweet Tortilla Wraps

This is an excellent and tasty alternative to a sandwich that will give you energy for your hike or climb. In addition, it's easy and inexpensive to make and it travels great.

At home:

Take a flour tortilla (I like wheat ones) and spread a thin layer of peanut butter or almond butter. Sprinkle with raisins or cranberries. (You could also add a small amount of fruit preserves.) Tightly roll the tortilla. You could cut into bite-sized portions to share. Add cinnamon or shaved chocolate for more flavor.
Savory Tortilla Wraps

Here's a cheap and quick recipe for climbing or back-country camping.

At home:

Take a flour tortilla and spread with a thin layer of cream cheese. Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Add any other ingredients you want. Roll tightly and wrap in foil or place in a baggie. Eat within 4 hours.
Backcountry Beef Sandwiches

INGREDIENTS: Beef Jerky; Bread Rolls; [mustard, mayo, etc. packets]

INSTRUCTIONS: Simply use the jerky as your meat - tear open the roll, insert the jerky, add condiments. Enjoy!

The best thing about this recipe is that it provides a protein boost with mere seconds of preparation. The materials are light weight, and you can obtain the optional condiments (sandwich might be dry to some palates) from a restaurant.
A simple way to pack a no-nonsense lunch, whether on a glacier, or sitting on a tree stump in an old-growth forest.
Easy, tasty lunch
Hummus on Flatbread

Hummus (many different flavors available)
Flat bread

At home fill refillable squeeze containers with hummus - REI has these containers
Cut flat bread into quarters and pack in zip lock.

On trail, easy to squeeze out a high protein snack. Looks a little like bird poop but tasty.
I like quick and easy meals when backpacking. One of my favorites is Pizza Wraps.
Start with tortillas, add pizza sauce(I use Contadina in a squeeze tube) heated or not.
I then add parmesan cheese and pepperoni. I guess you could make it your own
by adding other ingredients. But like I said when I started. I like fast, easy and
light meals(I mean light in weight, not light in taste). I have eaten many different
types of meals while backpacking and this one is most likely my favorite.
Check out the multi day backpacking meal plans for hiking, climbing, and mountaineering.

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Another Great recipe for car camping.  Jonnycakes from corn meal.  

Trail guac: Ripe avocado cut in half. Dip triscut into avocado. Top with sriracha.
This one is a "first night only" meal, but Idahoan garlic and herb potatoes cooked in the bag with a 1lb kielbasa cut up into it.
Also, I like a Youtube channel that was started because of this, has 17 recipes. Some are easier than others but all very doable.


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