Do-It-Yourself Backpacking Meals
There are many important considerations when planning a backpacking adventure. The trip plan, weather, gear, emergency response plans, and other considerations are vital to the success of a backcountry adventure. And, in our opinion, so is the food!
There is nothing wrong with a ready-to-go freeze-dried meal from your local outdoor store. They are quick, convenient, and easy. They can also be expensive, bulky, and full of sodium and preservatives that are less than appetizing. Thankfully there are alternatives!
There are a variety of options for do-it-yourself backpacking meals. These range from assembling ready-to-eat items from your grocer shelves, enhancing ready-to-eat components with custom ingredients, and fully 'from scratch' dehydration at home. Our favorite sites and sources are linked below.
Eat, drink, and backpack happy!
Meals from Ready-Made Components
The Yummy Life - Smart Assembly of Easily Sourced Ingredients
Trail Cooking - A Huge List of Recipes
Trader Joe's Only - 22 Backpacking Meals from Trader Joe's Components (Yes - Really)
Dirty Gourmet - Recipes for Backpacking, Car Camping, and Beyond
Thru Eat - From Easy to the Delightfully Creative
Must Eat Must Hike - Inventive and Delicious
Scratch Made Do-it-Yourself
Backpacking Chef - Dehydration Recipes & Advice
Suppliers of Ingredients & Good Stuff
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