Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail

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Stackpole Books, 2002 - Cooking - 147 pages
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  • Over 160 recipes for soups, stews, pasta, casseroles, and breakfast and snack ideas
  • Potato Soup Parmesan, Seafood Stew, Sweet and Sour Noodles, Spicy Chicken
  • Tips on drying food in a dehydrator or oven

Meals on the trail can be as delicious and varied as meals prepared at home. You can create meals to suit your tastes or diet--vegetarian, low fat, Asian, Italian. Meals prepared and dehydrated at home are compact and lightweight, perfect for the backpacker, and safer than packing perishable foods. The author shows how to prepare the meals so that they will travel well and will be easy to reconstitute in camp. The easy step-by-step instructions detail how to cook and dry lightweight, satisfying meals at home and then prepare them easily in camp--truly complete, instant meals.

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Good book if you want to learn about dehydrating food for use on the trail. Have not tried the recipes, but the concept seems good and the recipes appear to be OK. Read full review

Backpack gourmet: good hot grub you can make at home, dehydrate, and pack for quick, easy, and healthy eating on the trail

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Yaffe, a librarian, camper, and author of High Trails Cookery, offers more than 150 recipes for hikers seeking an alternative to the expensive, often boring, freeze-dried prepared meals that are ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Lifelong camper Linda Frederick Yaffe has written for Backpacker magazine. Her previous books are Solar Cooking for Home & Camp, High Trail Cookery, and The Well-Organized Camper. She lives in Auburn, California.

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