Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpacking and Paddling

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February 22, 1998


Paperback, 112 pages


0070344361 / 9780070344365


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Main description

" . . . 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 & Stream

Life 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 Food tells 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 way you like them.

Why fantasize when you can have the real thing?

Table of contents

IntroductionThe Dry Life--Why Bother?What It Takes to StartYour Provisions and What to Do with ThemOrganizing for Your PackThe Outdoor KitchenDrying TimesFruitVegetablesMeat, Fish, EggsHerbs and SpicesMiscellaneousCooking Tips, Nutrition, and RecipesTipsA Nutrition PrimerBreakfast--Nutrition, Fuel for Working MorningsLunch--Keep Up the PaceSoups and Stews--The Simmering PotDinner--The Day's RewardFive-Minute MealsDessertsA Word About Hot Drinks and CoffeeMiscellaneous Stuff that Doesn't Fit ElsewhereThe One-Week Backcountry MenuTwo Easy Dehydrator PlansPlywood Cabinet DryerColdframe Solar DryerIndex

Author comments

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.

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