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Easy Backpacking Stove Popcorn Recipe

by Austin Campbell August 16, 2015

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Easy Backpacking Stove Popcorn Recipe | CloudLine Apparel

Popcorn is one of the easiest snacks to make when backpacking and hiking. If you have a backpacking stove and a pot, the only ingredients you need are popcorn, oil, and salt.



Cook Time: About 3 minutes


  1. Popcorn kernels
  2. Oil (we recommend coconut oil when backpacking)
  3. Salt of other preferred seasoning


  1. Stove (we used a Jetboil Minimo)
  2. Pot with lid
  3. Spoon

Easy Backpacking Stove Popcorn Recipe | CloudLine Apparel


  1. Add about a tbsp of oil to the pot
  2. Pour in a single layer of kernels (about 1/4 - 1/2 cup depending on pot size)
  3. Place lid on pot and set stove to medium low
  4. Shake pot as kernels pop. There will be plenty of steam.
  5. When popping slows turn off stove
  6. Remove lid with caution to avoid remaining steam and flying kernels
  7. Season as desired

Easy Backpacking Stove Popcorn Recipe | CloudLine Apparel


Seasoning Ideas

Try making some popcorn on your next hiking or backpacking adventure and let us know how it turns out!

New to backpacking? Read tips from a beginner's first backpacking trip


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Austin Campbell
Austin Campbell


Austin lives in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoys hiking and backpacking in the Olympic and Cascade mountains.

2 Responses


August 18, 2015

Awesome idea. Fast and light too ;)


August 17, 2015

Trying this on my next trip, for sure!

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