As a Seattle based company, everyone at CloudLine has a favorite option for their camp coffee. Whether you insist on grinding fresh beans every time or you're looking for the lightest and quickest way to brew a cup of joe, here we've gathered the team's favorite backcountry java options for taste, convenience, and pack weight. Read More
If you are feeling adventurous and want to make your own meal for your next backpacking trip this Pad Thai recipe is a great place to start. It doesn't take much prep work at home and is fairly easy to prepare on the trail and is delicious. A few of the ingredients can be difficult to find at local grocery stores but can easily be found on Amazon with free shipping and can be used for other backpacking recipes as well. Best of all because we won't be using traditional fish sauce, you can easily keep this recipe vegetarian-friendly by omitting the chicken. Read More
Making your own dehydrated backpacking meals is a great alternative to brand name freeze dried meals and this is one of my favorite. I first started making variations of this red curry lentil soup in college and it has been a regular meal on and off the trail since then. Best of all, it can be made vegan /vegetarian friendly by substituting vegetable stock. Read More
After a few days in the backcountry eating a steady rotation of the same meals, we are all looking to change things up a bit, right? With a little planning and carrying a few extra ingredients, there are so many fun ways to change up typical backpacking meals. Frequently, adding a little something increases the amount of the food so that there is enough for another friend or two. It can also up the nutritional value of the meal, giving you an extra boost after a long day. Or maybe you just want to change the dish a little because you’ve eaten it a few times in the past few days. Either way, here are some of my favorites. Read More
Today we are making one of the most ubiquitous hiking snacks around: delicious beef jerky. Making your own beef jerky beats store-bought jerky hands down because you can select the highest quality cut of meat and you can experiment with your favorite flavors to come up with a snack that is uniquely yours. Best of all making your own jerky can be easy with a few simple tricks we will explain in this recipe. Read More
Tortilla Trail Pizza has been one of our favorite backpacking meals for many years. We first made them on Boy Scout trips, when our cooking skills were limited to Ramen Noodles and Pop Tarts, because they were so easy to make. Tortilla Trail Pizzas are also great for groups or when adventuring with picky eaters, since everyone can create their own pizza with their favorite toppings. Read More
Planning a day hike with the family? Here’s a delicious and nutritious treat that will help keep your family moving! Stay away from snacks that are heavy and high in processed sugar. We like to pack healthy and high protein snacks that don’t need any refrigeration…you don’t want to have to carry the extra weight of an ice pack to keep a snack cool!
Who doesn’t love a good s’more? It’s not just the s’more itself that we love, but everything that comes with it; sitting around a camp fire, roasting the marshmallow perfectly golden brown, assembling your little sandwich, and even the ooey gooey sticky mess on your hands when it’s gone. Now if we can’t be outdoors with friends, we have the next best way to enjoy this decadent campfire dessert- and it can be made right in your oven.
One of the joys of backpacking is a hearty meal after a long day on the trail. There are many delicious premade backpacking meals available, but you can easily create your own lightweight backcountry cuisine from your favorite recipes and a food dehydrator. This easy guide will show you how to save money and turn any suitable recipe into a dehydrated meal in 5 easy steps.
If you are new to backpacking, or maybe want to start but are feeling a bit nervous, overwhelmed, or like you don't know where to begin, well, you will want to read on! What follows is a trip report of our hike, what Jennifer packed, what we ate, and how it turned out!
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.