Some of the most popular articles on Our Hiking Blog are about food.
People visit looking for ideas on how to plan their bushwalking or backpacking meals, or how to dehydrate food, or how to organise great food for multi day trips.
We recognised a need for one simple guide that brings together all the meal and food ideas sprinkled around this site (combined with a stack of new information) into an easy to read book. So about 12 months ago we started writing Food to Go.
It has been a huge task and we recently called in a mate, Deb Hadskis, to help out with writing up our ideas and taking some fantastic images for the eBook. Deb has taken on the project “like a woman possessed” and has been researching, writing, cooking, photographing, testing and compiling a stack of information.
Why Food to Go?
Many of us are going places.
It might be on a bushwalk in Australia; hiking in the U.S.A; backpacking or thru hiking the wilderness in Maine; wandering down a trail somewhere; rafting a river in Tasmania or biking a remote track anywhere! You could be in New Zealand tramping or trekking in Europe. No matter where you are, or what you are doing in the outdoors, what you are going to eat is always a high priority…
Food to Go is around 160 pages and is packed with lots of great information and some pretty nice photographs (Deb has found a new calling as a food stylist and photographer – see below)
A sample of the topics include, How to:
- Plan menus for hiking trips so you eat great food every day.
- Organise a variety of meals that are tasty, lightweight, easy and nutritious
- Dehydrate your own food simply and hygienically (including full meals, vegetables, fruits and some surprises!)
- Buy the best supermarket food and make it tasty
- Package, store and organise your food for any multi day trip (whether it be thru hiking, rafting, cycling or camping without refrigeration)
- Choose a stove and cooking gear that works for you
- Decide what are the best pre packaged food options including reviews on the good and bad.
The images below are just a small sample from Food to Go. (as you can see, Deb has found her calling)
Eggs and beans ready to dehydrate
The finished product, dried eggs. They make a great omelette!
Fancy some cereal, fruit and sugar for breakfast instead?
What a step by step guide to drying a curry? (or stew, casserole, pot dish)
Feel like a butter chicken and rice one night on the track? Just add water.
How about some terrific fruit leather? Strawberries, mango, kiwi ,you name it!
Read how we can help you with great ideas and recipes by checking out Food to Go