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Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling,9780070344365

Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/22/1998
Publisher(s): International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Availability: This title is currently not available.


" . . . a book that will appeal to everyone who has ever choked down the pre-packaged, bargain-basement camp food (or gone bankrupt buying the good stuff)."--Canoe & Kayak. . . if you're on the lookout for a way to bring real meals to the field, [this book] might have the answer."--Field & StreamLife in the outdoors revolves around food--cooking it, eating it, packing it, carrying it. We even fantasize about it, especially after a week of eating store-bought provisions. This book is all about fulfulling those food fantasies and avoiding those expensive disappointments.Trail Foodtells you how to remove water from food, to make it lighter and longer-lasting, without removing its taste. Learn to plan menus and prepare meals just like the ones you left behind, using fresh foods from your garden or market, prepared and seasoned the wayyoulike them.Why fantasize when you can have the real thing?

Author Biography

Alan Kesselheim dries his food in Bozeman, Montana, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is the author of five books, including Water and Sky: Reflections of a Northern Year and Going Inside, and has published hundreds of magazine articles.

Table of Contents


The Dry Life--Why Bother?

What It Takes to Start

Your Provisions and What to Do with Them

Organizing for Your Pack

The Outdoor Kitchen

Drying Times



Meat, Fish, Eggs

Herbs and Spices


Cooking Tips, Nutrition, and Recipes


A Nutrition Primer

Breakfast--Nutrition, Fuel for Working Mornings

Lunch--Keep Up the Pace

Soups and Stews--The Simmering Pot

Dinner--The Day's Reward

Five-Minute Meals


A Word About Hot Drinks and Coffee

Miscellaneous Stuff that Doesn't Fit Elsewhere

The One-Week Backcountry Menu

Two Easy Dehydrator Plans

Plywood Cabinet Dryer

Coldframe Solar Dryer


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