Hiking Food : Dehydrating Hummus

Staples in my pantry

Of all the meals that I plan for the bush, the one that I always struggle to feel inspired by is lunch. For the times when I've been busy in the week and can't be bothered to plan too hard, I'll go for my 'standard' of a small foil packet of salmon or tuna, some rice crackers and cheese. After 10 years, this gets pretty boring, especially if you're on an extended walk of 4 days or … [Read more...]

Dinner in a Bag!

Not designed for cook-in-bag

I've always been pretty fond of the cook-in-the-bag concept out in the bush. Besides doing away with the washing up, it's another reason not to take a plate/bowl with you, reducing the bulk and weight in your backpack. Our fabulous Kiwi cousins at Backcountry pretty much have this concept sewn up with their tasty freeze dried meals (I totally rate the Roast Lamb and Beef Curry!). In fact, I … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Using a Dehydrator to make tasty hiking food!

Broccoli keeps it's colour if it's blanched first!

One of the questions I get asked most is what do I eat in the bush? It might also explain why my Basic Food for Hiking Video is the 2nd most popular on the channel. Us hikers love our food! With all that fresh air and exercise, we sure build up healthy appetites and I'm not convinced that all of it is about ensuring correct nutrition (see A Little Tipple in the Bush). So how do we guarantee … [Read more...]