Fork in the Trail: Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry

Fork in the Trail: Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry

Laurie Ann March

Language: English

Pages: 312

ISBN: 0899974317

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Inspired by foods from all over the world and the guiding principle of “if you wouldn’t eat it at home, why eat it in the backcountry,” Laurie Ann March has created over 200 lightweight, taste-tested recipes to turn an ordinary backcountry outing into a gourmet adventure. In addition to the recipes, March covers menu planning, recipe creation, and meal planning for families and larger groups. Color photograph insert.

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fluctuations in blood levels caused by increased physical activity and any dietary differences. If you are diabetic, you should talk to your physician before going on a backpacking or paddling expedition. People with food allergies have to be especially careful—it is best that those people plan their own menus and discuss any life-threatening allergies with the rest of the group. If someone has a deadly allergy to something such as nuts, it might be best that the entire group avoid bringing

planning information has been included so that you can be sure that you will have the proper amount of food for your trip whether it’s a weekender or a multiweek excursion. As a wilderness cooking instructor I’ve taught hundreds of students how to cook great meals on their trips. It is my hope that this book will do the same for you that it has done for my students and my family—turn backcountry meals from mere sustenance into events that enhance the whole wilderness experience. Laurie Ann

sizes for each day. If you are traveling in a group, make sure each person has his or her own bag. This precaution can prevent contamination of the food from hands that might not be too clean. If you are using fresh fruit as a snack, protect it from bruising by wrapping it in a few paper towels or placing it in a hard-sided container, and use it early in your trip. If you use a hard-sided container, you should open it at camp to let out any excess moisture. Blueberry Banana Energy Bars

You can always add more water if you need to. Let the stew rehydrate for 30 to 40 minutes. Add more water if necessary. If the meat does not fully rehydrate, simmer it for about 5 minutes on your camp stove. TIP If you prefer, you can cook this meal “At Home” in a slow cooker. Beef Stew with Dumplings Dehydration Time: 7–10 hours Makes 4–6 servings I modified this recipe from an old family favorite. It was one of the first meals I ever dehydrated for a dinner on a backpacking trip.

yet so tasty. ¼ cup Grand Marnier or rum ½ cup brown sugar 1 small pineapple 2 peaches 2 bananas 6 bamboo skewers AT HOME Put the liqueur in a leakproof bottle. Place the brown sugar in a large ziplock freezer bag. Pack the fruit so that it won’t bruise. Pack the bamboo skewers. AT CAMP Soak the bamboo skewers in water for about 1 hour. Add the liqueur to the ziplock freezer bag containing the brown sugar, mix well, and set aside. Cut the pineapple, peaches, and bananas into 2-inch by

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