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