Month: October 2017

Vietnamese Sandwich – Backcountry Banh Mi

Join the movement and get hooked on “Banh Mi”, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich made with french bread, meat, pickled vegetables, fresh herbs and Asian bbq sauce.  Don’t eat the same boring sandwich when you travel, try our wildness inspired version of Backcountry Banh Mi. Easy Banh Mi recipe Banh Mi are surprisingly easy to assemble, and with the right ingredients these sandwiches have a long shelf life.  These are the ingredients needed to make backcountry Vietnamese sandwiches: Banh Mi Ingredients Meat – BBQ fresh meat over on open flame, or for a simple no cook trail version use fresh...

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Easy Bacon Mac and Cheese

One of the biggest complaints we hear about Mac and Cheese is that it makes a really big mess, and its tough to clean in the backcountry.  We came up with an ultralight mac and cheese that is easy to make, and easy to clean.  Plus, there’s bacon…enough said!  Read on and get the recipe below. Easy mac and cheese recipe Mac and cheese is a classic american dish, and a staple for many backpacking diets.  The powdered cheese is a convenient solution that offers thru hikers and long distance travels the reliability of food with a very long...

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Backcountry Bartender Hacks

Do you schlep a bag of wine in your pack?  How about a flask filled with your favorite spirit?  Or perhaps you’re the type who goes big and carries the entire 24 pack of beer.  These are the best ways to consume adult beverages in the wilderness, along with our favorite backcountry bartending recipes. How to make wilderness cocktails Mixing spirits in the outdoors is all about efficiency and using available flavors to make delightful beverages.  What’s the point of carrying in a bunch of extra weight if you’re not going to make it taste amazing?  Sure many spirits...

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Backcountry Sangria

A sangria is an alcoholic beverage with combinations of wine, fruit, citrus and spices.  This mediterranean cocktail has bold flavors and is very easy to make.  Since its not uncommon to find groups of backpackers carrying bags of wine (the bladder inside a box of wine), we invented a backcountry version of one of our favorite reasons to pack extra weight, Backpacking Sangria. What is sangria Sangria is the wine variation of a punch, ingredients are mixed together and served over ice.  We have two variations of this recipe: “at home”, and “trailside”. How to make sangria, pre-trip prep...

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Cook authentic BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches on a basic backcountry stove.  Our recipe for Pulled Pork features a popular Asian snack, “pork sung”.  The flavors are incredible, and the weight is minimal, making this a must pack for distance trips.  We invented the lightest, easiest, tastiest pulled pork sandwich recipe, find out how to bring BBQ into your backcountry kitchen. What is pulled pork Pulled Pork is slow cooked meat that becomes so tender it can be pulled apart.  This is not a food that is typically found in the remote backcountry, but with our recipe you can pack...

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Sour Patch Sour Cocktail

THE SOUR COCKTAIL A “sour” is a combination of spirit, citrus and sugar.  This recipe is the foundation for hundreds of different cocktails, with some of the most popular being a daiquiri, margarita, lemon drop, and whiskey sour.  The sour recipe is typically: 2 oz spirit, 3/4 oz citrus and 3/4 oz simple sugar shaken, strained, and served up or over ice (rocks) Fresh citrus can be difficult to pack into the backcountry.  Fruit takes up space, can get smashed and damaged, and has a low caloric density.  Usually you cannot make a sour cocktail without citrus…..fortunately we found...

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