Dehydrated Dips on a Hike – Field Tip

Just about everyone I know seems to struggle with creative ideas of what to eat for lunch on a hike, especially for multi-day hikes. After many years of experiments, I’ve now settled with my ‘go-to’ of dehydrated dips on crackers.

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The great thing about these dips is that you can rehydrate them in their own ziploc bag, then simply rip off the corner and use them a bit like a cake decorating bag and squeeze your dip onto your crackers. Check out the video above for how that works in the field.

Making fresh hummus to dehydrate for dips on a hike
Making fresh hummus to dehydrate

After last year’s cooking/dehydrating extravaganza, I was delighted over Easter to find that my now 6 month old dip ‘powders’ are still going strong, kept in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Packed with flavour, the dehydrating process seemed to heighten the zing of the lemon in the hummus and the zip of the chilli in the red capsicum (pepper) dip.

HOT TIP:  Don’t forget to turn your dehydrated dip into powder by putting it back into the blender after it’s dried. It makes all the difference!

Writer, producer and content creator by trade, search and rescue volunteer by passion, Caro Ryan started to inspire, teach and encourage people to get into hiking and the outdoors safely.

It’s all about connecting people to wild places in meaningful ways, so they can look after themselves, their mates and these precious places we visit.

She teaches wilderness navigation, authored the book, ‘How to Navigate’ and hosts, ‘Rescued - an Outdoor Podcast for Hikers and Adventurers.

In the bottom of her pack you'll find coffee grounds, instant noodles past their used by date and an insatiable curiosity.

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