We’ve been loving the idea of ready-to-eat “packet meals” on our day hikes or first day of backpacking trips. These are quick and easy to prepare at home, and take away all the prep time needed for your trail lunch. If you’re trying to make the most of a quick weekend before the snows come, […]
I recently purchased a dehydrator, and have been getting more daring in my recipes. Most people I’ve spoken to mainly use their dehydrators for camping recipes like jerky and dried fruits and vegetables.
It’s been a hiking kinda summer. In the last year or so, a hiking group has naturally formed which we’ve named Trailchuggers. It’s a silly name but it’s something to hang on to and it motivates us to coordinate 5 different schedules so we can get outside and have an adventure together.
We’re going to Banff in a few weeks, and I’m starting to get really excited about the possibility of seeing grizzlies, moose, caribou, wolves, and the insane wilderness of the Canadian Rockies! My excitement is reminding me that I’m in charge of the food for 4 people, and I better get prepping.
Here it is, the end of July already, which means birthday month is officially coming to an end. I absolutely love birthday month and this year was even better with Emily and I successfully pulling off a joint birthday backpacking celebration.
I am not the master baker of this group. We all know that title belongs to Aimee. But I’ve been backpacking a lot lately, and baked goods seem to be the best thing to eat on the first morning of the trip. So not only have I been baking, but I’ve been vegan baking! I’ve […]
I don’t get many weekends off from work. When I get lucky with more than one day off in a row, I take advantage. This has lead to a bunch of fun quick trips so far this summer.
As part of our Dirty Gourmet adventures, we have the chance to connect with like-minded people who push us and inspire us in our craft. At the end of May we had the pleasure of being part of Aspire2Be fundraising effort as a sponsor. Aspire2Be is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women through […]
How exciting to have Independence Day on a Saturday this year! Hopefully that means that all of you will be able to escape to somewhere beautiful and high up so you can see a fabulous fireworks show and enjoy a warm summery evening with your friends. Here is a recipe that’s perfect for a day […]
I recently bought a cookbook called Feedzone Portables, literally, by looking at it’s cover. There is a picture of little portable packet meals, and I realized that this is a type of meal that is really worth focusing on. We take a lot of climbing day trips or quick overnighters whenever we can get away […]