Backpacking Tips: Easy Meals

bag_foodHere are some easy meals to prepare while on the trail that will leave satisfied, and save you money without having to buy those expensive dried meal packets from sporting goods stores.

Peanut Butter Banana Wraps
RECIPE FROM FREEZER BAG COOKING
1 flour tortilla
1 tub peanut butter
1 small banana

Spread peanut butter on tortillas. Cut the banana into slices and lay on the peanut butter. Roll and eat. Makes 1 serving.

Sunrise Spuds
1 cup dehydrated potato flakes
2 tbsp dry milk
¼ cup powdered cheese
2 tbsp bacon bits
1 cup water

BEFORE CAMP: Combine all dry ingredients. Store in plastic bag.
AT CAMP: Boil water. Add water to ingredients until desired consistency is achieved.

Creamy Chicken and Rice
1 cup dry instant rice
1/2 pkg mushroom soup mix
1/2 pkg onion soup mix
1 tsp dry milk
1 can chicken (5 oz.)
1 1/2 cups water

BEFORE CAMP: Mix dry ingredients at home. Store in plastic bag.
AT CAMP: Boil water. Add rice mixture. Stir in chicken. Makes 1 serving.

Mexican Chicken and Rice
1 cup dry instant rice
1 pkg tomato soup mix
1/2 tsp taco seasoning
1 1/2 cups water
1 can chicken (5 oz.)

BEFORE CAMP: Mix dry ingredients at home. Store in plastic bag.
AT CAMP: Boil water. Add rice mixture. Stir in chicken. Makes 1 serving.

Ramen and Summer Sausage
1 pkg beef Ramen Noodles
2 cups water
Summer sausage

AT CAMP: Make Ramen Noodles according to package instructions. Once completed, cut up chucks of summer sausage and mix into Ramen Noodles.

NOTE: Summer sausage can be a heavy food item to carry. You might consider eating it all during the beginning of your trip.

Southwest Chicken Wraps
1 can chicken (5 oz.)
1 mayo condiment packet
1 salsa condiment packet
2 flour tortillas

Mix tuna, mayo and salsa together. Spread on tortillas and roll.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Backpacking Tips: Easy Meals

  • May 24, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    Great post! The Peanut Butter Banana Wraps sound good even for a snack at home. I’ll definitely add this to my outdoor adventure meal plan. Thanks for the recipes.

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    • May 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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      Anytime, glad to pass on tips to fellow hikers.

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    • May 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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      No problem. There are a lot of ways to save time, money and weight without settling for astronaut food.

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