Backpacking Dinner

As you know Backpacking Dinner if you’ve read our other easy backpacking recipes, it is vital to eat nutritiously and stay hydrated while backpacking. We’ve mentioned above a few meal ideas for breakfast and lunch, as well as several energizing backpacking snack suggestions.

Easy Backpacking Dinner Recipes

Dinner may be the backpacking meal that many backpackers relax and truly enjoy. Once you might have set camp with the evening Backpacking Dinner and settled in, a hot and hearty meal will revitalize the body and get you prepared for at a later date of active hiking.

Backpacker’s Sushi

Cook 1 cup instant rice with boiling water.
Cut nori (seaweed rollers for sushi bought at international grocers or sections) into quarters
Place a spoonful of rice about the nori and convey a spoonful of tuna from foil packet
Roll the sushi and dip in wasabi, horseradish, or soy sauce (take-out packets)

Seafood Pasta

Cook ½ package pasta (fettuccini, tortellini, etc)
Heat a modest amount of olive oil, salt, and garlic with salmon or tuna (foil package)
Toss with dairy products and enjoy!
Variation: chicken (canned) and sundried tomatoes

Just Add Water Backpacking Feast

In a little sandwich bag combine:
¾ cup instant potatoes
¾ cup dry stuffing
Dried cranberries
Beef or turkey jerky pieces
Powdered gravy mix
At camp, stir in boiling water and let stand before eating.

Country Chicken and Rice
Combine 1 cup instant rice with 1 ½ cups boiling water
Stir a single packet onion soup mix
Add 1 small can of chicken
Stir until warm

Fiesta Trail Chicken
In a tiny sandwich bag combine:
1 cup instant rice
1 packet tomato soup mix
Spices (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, etc.)
At camp, add 1 ½ cups boiling water to dry ingredients and stir in a smaller can of chicken.

Other dinner ideas include:
Small canned hams which need no refrigeration
Fresh vegetables for first night dinners (broccoli, corn for the cob, green beans, etc.)
Soup cups
Canned foods (ravioli, Spam, beanie weenies, beef stew, etc.)

Salty foods are great for replenishing the body to avoid dehydration. Eat foods which can be high in calories and protein. If you packed canned foods, hunt for products with easy open lids. Otherwise, don’t forget to pack a can opener, such as the versatile Leatherman Juice S2 Multi-tool.

The most energizing and replenishing snacks for that trail is gorp, or modern versions of trail mix. Try these gorp recipes for variety.

Chocolate Lover’s Gorp
2 cup dried apricots
2/3 cup dried cherries
3 cup dried blueberries
2/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup peanuts
1 cup candy chips
1 cup chocolate bars chips

The Trail is on Fire Gorp

Heat 2 tbsp oil inside a skillet
Brown 2 cups puffed rice cereal and two cups raisin bran, stirring constantly
Spread the cereal over a baking sheet and cook at 250° for a half-hour.
Toss cooled cereal with:

1 cup Spanish peanuts
½ cup cashews
1/4 cup raisins
¼ cup dried dates
¼ cup dried jalapeño slices
½ tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp cumin
2 Tbsp sugar