Ah, vegetarian backpacking food.
What a popular topic. In this article we follow up with some additional vegetarian recipes from one of our readers, Sonia.
Regular readers will recall the yummy Marrakech curried stew, the Massaman curry and how to dehydrate rice recipes Sonia shared in her first article: Vegetarian Hiking food. In this article we share four more fantastic ideas. Enjoy!
Packet satay sauce mix
1-2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk powder
1 x vegetable stock cube
salt and pepper
Undon noodles (90gms per person)
Optional: chili powder
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It’s time for a competition!
We need a title for our new trekking guide and would love your help.
Jay Reilly, our newly acquired son in law, has written a brilliant guide all about trekking to Everest Base Camp. It is currently with Bill Journee, our illustrious eBook designer, and is coming together beautifully. It looks magic. The only problem is we cannot decide on a title.
That is where you come in.
The competition is to come up with a catchy title (and subtitle if you can) for the new guide.
It’s that simple! Continue Reading…
Regular readers will know we went for a wander around the Cradle Mountain area over the New Year. It was a great trip, we really enjoyed ourselves, especially just taking our time and only doing short days. The weather was quite hot for Tasmania and it was a relief to not have a schedule to keep.
We did have a funny, if not weird, experience at the end of the walk.
Arriving back at the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre we were approached by a rather frantic fellow enquiring if we would sell him our Helinox walking poles.
After a quick chat we discovered that Cathy and Geoff were about the start hiking the Overland Track. They had travelled to Cradle Mountain via a local busline and someone…..had left Cathy’s walking poles in the bus. It, and the poles, were now on the way to Hobart via Strahan. Basically they were gone, not to be retrieved until the end of the walk.
This was ok, except, the walking poles were also their tent poles……..
Six Moons Lunar duo single skin tent – note the “tent poles”
It is a bit of a weird story but Cathy and Geoff had bought our Overland Track guide and the walking poles on our recommendation as they were regular readers of this site. Continue Reading…
We have been corresponding with one of our readers Julia. The hot topic was hiking food, of course!
Julia is living in Spain and gets out and about doing day walks and longer trips all around Spain and the Pyrenees. It sounds like a great spot to be, and the trips, magic.
She was checking out Food to Go and decided we needed another snack recipe and shot it through to share with you all.
Let us introduce the Flapjack.
Over to Julia:
I checked out the ‘snacks’ part and found that there is something missing, so I thought I’d send it to you. It is called the ‘flapjack’, which is a very rich energy bar. I got the recipe from some English hikers and now we all make it. We are even planning a ‘flapjack competition’!
We just can’t go out there without it anymore and it is super simple to make. I cut the flapjack up in squares, the size of an energy bar, and wrap them up individually. They are soooo good and very healthy as well.
The recipe: Continue Reading…
For a complete beginner, going from a casual day hike to a well-planned multiday tramp, as they are called in New Zealand, can be a daunting task. In this article, we will help you make the jump with advice on the essential backpacking gear that you will need to acquire in order to be safe, self-sufficient and comfortable. We will then focus on organizing a walk in New Zealand: with its majestic scenery, first grade tracks and handy backcountry huts, this is perfect tramper country, from beginner right through to expert.
Don’t forget, you can pick up some cheap Auckland flights online and head off to the land of the long white cloud with your hiking gear.
Enjoy the ride.
As a tramper out on a multiday hike, your average load will probably be around 10-15 kg. To make the heavy load bearable, it is essential to have a comfortable pack. Continue Reading…