How to make oatmeal porridge in the backcountry

Think oatmeal is boring? Think again. Not only are oats lightweight, easy to transport and good for you, but you can turn them into a feast that everyone will love with these simple camp stove and campfire recipes. Think rich, delicious date and chia before a day of hiking. Or try tart and tasty cranberries and cherries in creamy oatmeal… Divine! Are kids in the … Continue reading How to make oatmeal porridge in the backcountry

Why we should copy NASA’s ideas on food

Space exploration has given us great ideas that we’ve re-used right here on earth, including, famously, the ball point pen. But it’s NASA’s ideas on food innovation that we ought to be copying. NASA scientists are faced with a particular challenge for feeding the astronauts on smaller spacecraft. The food needs to provide: …Enough calories as well as a carefully balanced diet, need no special storage … Continue reading Why we should copy NASA’s ideas on food

Why calorie density is vital for hiking and running

Whether you’re looking for the best food to eat before running, the best backpacking food, or simply food to take camping, you’ll be interested in the most calorie dense foods you can get your hands on. What is a calorie dense food? Food that is calorie dense has a lot of calories for its weight. Consider raisins and grapes. Raisins are dried grapes; you might … Continue reading Why calorie density is vital for hiking and running

Camping meal ideas using miso paste

Miso – the delicious soup made from soy beans. You’re probably used to enjoying it at Japanese restaurants. But did you know it’s ideal for camping meal recipes? Practicality A sachet of miso paste is lightweight and compact, and oh so tasty when you need to replenish salts. It’s an ideal food after hiking, climbing or trail running. How to use it Quick and warming starter: … Continue reading Camping meal ideas using miso paste

Food of the week: fruit cocktail roll-ups

How about this for a camping food idea? Fruit leather. Also known as fruit roll ups, they’re delicious and nutritious and perfectly portable – now is the best time of year to take lots of ripe fruit and turn it into hiking superfood! Not only that, but when you make your own, you can create the perfect fruit cocktail. Vote for the cocktail combination you want … Continue reading Food of the week: fruit cocktail roll-ups