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6 Easy Backpacking Recipes

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Here are some easy backpacking recipes that are perfect for trekking. Check them out and try them on your next trip, or use them for some ideas.


Easy, Cook in One Pot Ideas


Dressed-up Ramen (Serves 2)

2 Packets- Chicken Ramen w/seasoning packets

1 Pouch- Chicken breast chunks

1 Handful- Dried veggie flakes

Add all ingredients to your pot. Add enough water so that the noodles are submerged. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for a couple minutes (until noodles and veggies have softened). Eat and enjoy.



Cheesy Summer Sausage Potatoes (Serves 1-2)

1 Packet- Instant potatoes (Such as Idahoan)

1 Handful- Diced summer sausage

1 Handful- Diced colby jack or cheddar cheese

Bring desired amount of water to a boil. Remove from heat and begin to add ingredients little by little while stirring them in. Once the desired consistency is reached and the cheese has melted into the potatoes you are ready to eat.

6 Easy Backpacking Recipes



Lentils and Cous Cous (Serves 1-2)

1 1/2 cups- Dehydrated pre-seasoned Lentils (dehydrated lentil soup; found in most bulk sections of grocery store)

1 cup- Cous Cous

In one pot boil enough water to submerge both ingredients. After boiled remove from heat and add both ingredients, cover and let sit until rehydrated (+/- 3-5 mins.). Stir and enjoy. This works just fine, but the better option is to prepare the ingredients separately like so:

Bring enough water to cook both ingredient to a boil. In a separate dish put cous cous and boiled water together (just enough water to cover cous cous) and let sit. Prep the lentils in the pot with the remaining water. Let both items sit until rehydrated, mix them together in your pot and enjoy.



Wild Thanksgiving (Serves 2-3)

- Stove Top stuffing

- Dried Cranberries

- Pouch of Chicken

- Instant potatoes

Boil water to prepare your stuffing with some extra water. Mix in stuffing and chicken together (to warm the chicken as well). Add potatoes slowly to thicken; the amount of potatoes you add will depend on how much water you started with. Stir it all together and sprinkle with dried cranberries. Happy Thanksgiving!



Bean and Cheese Burritos

- Dehydrated black bean soup (found in most super market bulk sections)

- Cheese (colby jack is best, but whatever you have on hand will work; Try string cheese)

- Tortillas

- Hot sauce (I like Valentina, but Tabasco is good too)

- Chicken (optional) 1 pouch of chicken breast chunks

Prepare the bean soup thick (consistency of refried beans)by adding them to boiled water. Add the chicken into the beans to warm the meat (if desired) and stir. Add bean and chicken mix to tortilla and add thinly sliced cheese and hot sauce. Let the rolled tortilla sit a moment to melt the cheese and ENJOY!



Backcountry Mocha Latte

- 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee

- 1 Tbsp Hot Cocoa Mix

- 1 Tbsp NIDO Powdered Whole Milk

Simple put all three in your mug or pot and add boiled water. Really tasty if you like this kind of thing.