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Food to Go – How to eat great hiking and outdoor food

Sick of eating the same boring food every time you go hiking?

  • The dream: What if you could easily organise your food and eat really well, arriving at camp after a hard day of adventure and enjoy a fantastic, easy to prepare meal.
  • The reality: Eating 2 minute noodles, mac and cheese or stodgy freeze dried food every day until you feel sick.

What if you could get a stack of different ideas to take great food on your next trip?

Food that tastes great, is as simple or gourmet as you want, food that is lightweight and really easy to prepare at camp?

Food to Go is an eBook designed to give you the skill and inspiration to take great food on your next adventure. Created by experienced multi day hikers it is packed with tips and ideas to make shopping, planning, storage, packing and cooking meals easy.

The great thing is it includes menus from 14 experienced bushwalkers and backpackers from across the world. They have shared their food ideas, recipes and menu planning tips to save you time and effort.

Best Still – as it’s a downloadable eBook you can have it today (with no need for delivery fees) ! It’s just $A19.50 ($US17.30)

Download Food to Go now

What people are saying about Food to Go

I am really impressed with Food to Go:
- over 160 pages is a lot of content and that means lots of recipe ideas logically broken up into chapters
- five day menus in table format. They are easy to follow and a no brainer for those in a hurry;
- high quality of the photos accompanying the recipes; and
- international contributions that introduce food ideas I wouldn’t have considered.

It’s easy to stay with the same old recipes and menus that we have been using for years. The trouble is, they are boring.

I’m looking forward to trying out some new ideas including dehydrating food which is something I’ve never really got into in the past.

I had it in mind that the eBook would be for hikers but in the video you rightly point out that it is for anyone who wants to cook in the outdoors. – Allan McDonald @ EQUIPnTRIP

Food to Go – What’s inside

This 160 plus page downloadable PDF eBook is written with the beginner in mind but will also give experienced multi day hikers new ideas that work. We have sourced ideas and recipes from many experienced people and created a fantastic information package to make it easy for you to get food organised for any outdoor adventure.

Download the free breakfast chapter now to get a feel for how the eBook is laid out and the quality of the information it contains.



Just a reminder:

- If you are nervous about buying online
- Don’t want to use your credit card or Paypal
- Worried you won’t be able to download Food to Go
- Have any other concerns or questions,

Please contact us by email frank@ourhikingblog.com.au. We have helped out many people since the book has been released,  it is not a problem.


Let us tell you more about it in this short (pre-release) video, or read on.

Why are we so proud of this eBook and believe you won’t leave for your next trip without reading it from cover to cover several times?

  • Because it’s huge – 160 pages packed with a huge spread of different topics and ideas never seen in one place before.
  • Because it’s practical – there are step by step guides, tips and tricks and over 60 recipes anyone can prepare. The guide on how to dehydrate almost anything, even your home cooked meals, is over 15 pages alone.
  • Because it’s easy to read – we have kept the information clear and easy to follow. Broken into easy to read and logical sections, the book guides you through every step from planning your menu to cooking great meals at camp.
  • Because it’s easy to use - As an eBook it’s easy to read on your computer or reader, search for different ideas or navigate around the chapters. You can also print out the whole guide or just sections to use or read later.
  • Because it’s for everyone – don’t have time to cook or dehydrate food? No problems, there are guides to the best supermarket, store bought or pre packaged meals. Even a whole four day menu you can just buy off the supermarket shelves. If you are looking for new ideas that will impress your friends choose from 40 different main meal options.
  • Because it’s accessible – beautifully designed, easy to read and available for immediate download as a PDF today
  • Because it’s guaranteed – you get a 60 day, No Questions Asked, Money Back guarantee

Here is a sample of some typical pages:

Let us teach you how to take great food on your next trip.

Food to Go is made up of several guides all packaged into one easy PDF.

Preparation - what to do before you go

  • How to plan your menu in four easy steps
  • 14 different menu suggestions from international multi day hikers
  • 7 great ideas to help you pack your food
  • Reduce your pack weight and still carry great tasting food

Dehydration – let us teach you how to dry great home cooked meals

  • How to dehydrate almost any food for your journey
  • Step by step instructions
  • Detailed close up photographs that answer your questions.

Recipe ideas – how to prepare great hiking food, every time

  • Step by step guides to over 70 recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, sweets
  • Enough variety so you can eat a different meal each day for a month on the trail
  • Heaps of flexible meal options suitable for unique dietary requirements
  • Vegetarian and meat eaters will love the range and choice.

Store bought – in too much of a hurry to cook?

  • Check out our list of pre-packaged meal options available across the world.
  • Read what other’s have said about their experience with freeze dried food, the good, the bad and the horrible.

Snack and energy food – easy snacks on the go

  • Check out our scroggin recipe, GORP like you have never seen before.
  • Learn what we take for great snacks on the track.
  • Want some Bliss Balls? They will blow your socks off!

Burners and cooking gear – what’s the best to buy?

  • Compare lightweight stoves, all in one place, and decide what is the best one for you.
  • Get simple ideas for your camp kitchen including what to take or what to leave at home.

For a full table of contents click here.

About the Authors

Frank and Sue Wall have been enjoying great food on their bushwalking adventures for the last seven years. Through their Hiking Blog they have shared many simple ideas and menus from their multi day trips. They love eating great food that is simple to organise, lasts the distance and is light weight.

Deb Hadskis has backpacked in North America, New Zealand and Australia. She loves preparing tasty food and has cooked and tested most recipes in Food to Go. She is also responsible for the beautiful photographs that highlight many of the recipes in the book.

Feedback from Food to Go Owners

Fantastic work! Where did you pool all that information from? I’m definitely going to be trying some of these ideas.

I likes it a lot. And the timing is great for me, as I need to start getting food dried for our next walk. Although I’ve been dehydrating food a lot in the past, my repertoire has been very limited, and I’ve been nervous about expanding it due to a spag-bog disaster one time that just put me off the whole business.

I’m hoping that familiarising myself with your tips will give me the confidence to expand my dehydrating skills and menus further.

And again, it looks very professional, and contains thoroughly useful information. – Nik – Bushwalk Australia

60 day, No Questions asked Guarantee

If you are not satisfied that Food to Go has not helped you with recipes and meal ideas for your next adventure then just let us know and we’ll refund your money in full.

That’s how confident we are this resource will help you prepare great food.

Download your Copy Today

Food to Go is ready for your download right now for $A19.50 ($US17.30) – to secure your copy simply click the “Download it Now” button below and you’ll be taken to the page where you can make your payment via Paypal or Credit card and get immediate access for download.
Download Food to Go now

Remember, if you are nervous about buying online, don’t want to use your credit card, worried you won’t be able to download Food to Go or have any other concerns, please contact us by email frank@ourhikingblog.com.au. We have helped out many people since the book has been released so it is not a problem – Frank

If you are interested in both of our eBooks, the Overland Track guide and Food to Go, we are offering a bundled download , saving $10 off the total cost.

Food to Go makes a great companion for the Overland Track with huge amount of additional ideas, recipes, tips and tricks to help you eat great food on your adventure.

Click below and select the package you require.

Package the Overland Track guide and Food to Go to save $10


  1. Adam says:

    I am writing to congratulate Frank and Sue Wall, and Deb Hadskis on this excellent publication. I am proud to have contributed my small part to this book, and am very happy to have it here as a reference. Well thought out, very informative, an absolutely excellent reference. Yes that’s me on pages 22 & 70.
    Well done guys!

  2. Matthias says:

    Very impressive, I can only guess how much work went into the creation of this book but it must have been a lot! It’s very well written and with the many photos and receipes it’s a really great reference for all kinds of activities.
    I didn’t really expect to see my simple menu listed, I’m glad you liked it. And I’m first!!
    I’m sure this will be a great success, well done!

  3. Thank you so much for all the fantastic info within this book. I have been wanting to get a dehydrator for AGES for our hiking trips, now I have the recipes, I have no choice!
    Congrats on a wonderful book.

  4. marta says:

    hy frank and sue, we are just impressed with the huge contents you put together in this book, thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Graeme says:

    Congrats. I’m hungry already. I’ll be reading it into the early hours of the morning.

  6. Frank says:

    @marta – thanks mate, glad you liked it! (I still owe you a guest post,sorry been a bit busy)

    @Graeme – hope you got enough sleep! (and did not snack all night, thought you were on a get fit program for the OT?)

  7. Janine says:

    Wow!! I am planning a group trip on the Overland Track at the end of October, and decided I wanted something more nutritional for dinners than ‘Continental Pasta and Sauce’ like we ate last time we walked the track! Well … I just bought the book and I can’t believe how much information is there! It covers everything, in detail, with lots of references, and pictures to guide every step of the way. I am already impressed. I can’t wait to tell you how it all tasted. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Frank says:

      Welcome Janine,
      Thanks you very much for the positive feedback. We are pretty happy with the book and are glad you found it comprehensive. The main problem we had with it was deciding where to stop! Have a great trip on the Overland Track in October. Hope you get a few fine days.

  8. Nik says:

    Thanks to this book, my last bushwalk included the two best bushwalking meals I’ve ever consumed. I’ve been telling everybody how much better my camp food is since reading Food to Go.

  9. Shane Pedersen says:

    This looks like a fantastic book. Is a hardcopy (paper) version available? I would be very interested. Thanks.

    • Frank says:

      Hi Shane,
      Sorry we don’t sell a print version. We looked into it and discovered the publication costs for a small run were around $25 per book then there would be freight and our “profit” – it just worked out too expensive.
      A lot of people buy the pdf version and read it on their computer then print the bits they want to use like recipes or the planner. Others are lucky to have “access” to a colour printer. It looks fantastic printed back to back in colour then bound.

      Maybe Officeworks might have that facility??

      The other thing is that we offer a 60 day money back guarantee so if it is a problem you can always request a full refund. Thankfully (happily) we have only ever been asked by one person.
      Hope this helps a bit

  10. Peter Canning says:

    Can I purchase a hard copy anywhere?

    • Frank says:

      Hi Peter,
      Sorry, we don’t have a print version. If you have a look in the reply above there is a bit more detail and suggestions.

      Painful we know but it would be super expensive…..
      Kind regards,

  11. Hugh says:

    Am intending to buy your book soon!

    If you havent seen it already this segment on Catalyst about how we taste food maybe of interest…


  12. Kathy says:

    Looks great, will get the book. My problem is that I am going to New Zealand for 16 days of hiking with 1 vegan friend and 1 vegetarian gluten free friend. I am not sure if I can take dehydrated food through customs or how much suitable food is available from Christchurch or Queenstown. I used your ebook on the OL last year and had a fantastic time, thanks, Kathy.

    • Frank says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Thanks for contacting us. I had a look around the Biosecurity NZ site: http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/ – Like you I cannot find anything specific.

      My GUESS is that it will be fine and think it would be the same as Tasmania (which has very strict rules) You may need to send them an email or even call them.

      There will be many options available in NZ to buy hiking food. Friends did it recently but they are carnivours….

  13. Anne says:

    Hi Frank, Deb and Sue,
    I used the recipes from this book when I walked the Overland in April with pretty amazing company and was able to adapt my own recipes from the information in this book to suite my dietary requirements. I ate very well.

    My daughter has now used the book to help her with her food preparation for a 20 day hike to Mt Kosciosko. She has found it a great resource.

    Thank you – your time and effort has been so worthwhile.

    • Frank says:

      Well hi Annie!
      Great to hear from you. Really pleased your daughter (and you) found the book useful.
      For anyone reading this, Annie walked the Overland Track with Sue and Deb, they had a great time.
      Coffee soon?
      Frank (and Sue)

  14. oz says:

    Looks very nice! Is the hard copy available now? or is it still just digital?

  15. Peter says:

    Just back from the Overland Track, and I used this book to cook and dehydrate our food. Overall it worked really well, flavours were great but had trouble rehydrating the chicken. One issue we had was due to a mix up we didn’t have the correct gas for our stove and so had to rely on the other members of our party to cook on their stoves. Thankfully they had plenty of fuel. This meant I wasn’t able to use hot water for the rehydration process which may have effected the overall outcome.

    Thanks for the very helpful information in this ebook.

  16. Phleabus says:

    Hello Frank!
    I was wondering about the shelf life of dehydrated vegetables that have been dehydrated at home. I am doing the great alps walking track this summer and i would like to include dehydrated veges in my meals but i dont know if they would survive a month in a food drop that could have fairy uncontrolled temperatures. I am new to food dehydration.

    • Frank says:

      Hi Phleabus,
      Should be a great trip!
      The following is the section from Food to Go that hopefully answers your question:

      How Long Will The Dried Food Last?
      Recommended storage times for dried foods range from 4 months to 1
      Because food quality is affected by heat, the storage temperature
      determines the length of time the food can be stored ; i.e. the higher the
      temperature, the shorter the storage time.
      Most dried fruits can be stored for 1 year at 160 C (60ºF), 6 months at 26oC ( 80ºF). Vegetables have about half the shelf-life of fruits.

      Foods that are packaged seemingly “bone dry” can spoil if moisture is reabsorbed during storage. Check dried foods frequently during storage
      to see if they are still dry. Glass containers are excellent for storage because any moisture that collects on the inside can be seen easily.
      Foods affected by moisture, but not spoiled, should be used immediately or redried and repackaged.

      Have a great trip!

  17. Phleabus says:

    Thanks for your help Frank, bushwalkers are always such nice people!

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