27 July 2004

gourmet backpacking

last weekend, a. and i went backpacking with school friends. they planned the meals and, wow, did they impress!! we were only out for two nights, so we could afford to carry a few cans of stuff and look at what we ate:

lunch: french onion soup
dinner: chicken coconut curry
drinks: jim beam from the bottle, wine from the bottle, "orange creamsicle"

breakfast: pancakes (blueberry, cinnamon, nut, apple, chocolate chip, s'mores flavored)
lunch: build your own pizza, baked in an oven fashioned by matt of a big pot and tin pie pans
dinner: shrimp and crab pesto pasta
drinks: chocolate coffee, ice tea

breakfast: oatmeal

after hiking out, we grabbed lunch at this large log cabin style saloon in mackinaw city. it was good and work just ended so i'm going home.


Blogger SK said...

> ... so we could afford to carry a few cans of stuff and look at what we ate:

Gourmet-Backpacking with cans?? I think this is not the right way to start it. You NEED fresh, first class ingredients.

But the pizza, well... thats nice.

Ever thought about making fresh past while camping?

Grettings from

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bit pretentious eh # 1 ? Sounds delicious. You post the recipes.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Deepfry said...

wish i had recipes, but, alas, i merely followed the instructions of my hiking companions: chop onions, open can, etc.

no first class fresh ingredients for us -- i sure didn't want to schlep a cooler around with me to keep that lettuce from wilting.

12:26 PM  
Blogger J. Douglas said...

There are some great things you can take with you fresh and keep for several days without a cooler:

Spinach (just wait for the ecoli scare to blow over)
Carrots, onions, garlic or shallots
Hard cheeses (I found cheddar cheese in little individual sized packets)
Summer Sausage
Balsamic vinagrette keeps well too

Stay away from potatoes and other fruits/vegetables with high water content. They tend to weigh your pack down.

There are a lot of great recipes in Backpacker magazine.

I once brought Jiffy Pop (6.5 oz). I didn't turn out well for some reason.

Camp Harrington

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Dicentra said...

Shrimp and Crab pesto? YUM!!

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you are looking for more ideas check out www.wildernesscooking.com

1:51 PM  

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