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Learn the Art of Winter Cooking

Backpacker Magazine recently came out with a collection of articles to help backpackers “learn the art of winter cooking.” Although the articles were short, they had some great information that may just save your butt while winter camping.

Illustration by Supercorn

The first article, “Bring the Right Cooking Gear,” gives a few valuable tips about which type of stove to bring, how much fuel you might need, and the nutritional requirements for your body in the cold. Article two gives instructions on building a camp kitchen and even provides steps to dig out your own underground kitchen in the snow! Backpacker goes on to provide two quick passages about using your camp kitchen and different ways of melting snow which are good reads. In addition to a beneficial write-up of instructions to plan a healthy winter meal, they provide readers with two delectable recipes for “Pumpkin Spice Toddy and Wintermint” as well as the interestingly named “Molly’s Kickin’ Mac and Cheese.” These recipes and articles will make any backpacker a gourmet winter cook and truly teaches you the art of winter cooking.

 

LEARN THE ART OF WINTER COOKING by David Schmidt – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010

For more information, check out Winter & Cold Weather Backpacking at Wild Backpacker.

 

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Snickerdoodle Coffee Mix

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp instant coffee granules
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon

At home: combine all of the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.

In camp: add 3 tablespoons of mix to 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and enjoy.
Makes 8 servings or 1 1/2 cups mix

This recipe courtesy of One Pan Wonders

Spiced Cocoa Mix

Just got back from backpacking Desolation Trail in the Wasatch Mountains! The nights and mornings were chilly, and I used this recipe to warm me up! It is a great one that I recommend to everyone! Enjoy!

1/2 cup powdered milk
2 Tbsp non dairy creamer
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

At home: combine everything in a zip lock bag.

In camp: add 1-2 tablespoons of mix into a cup of hot water.
Makes 1 serving

Note: To make this a spiced mocha, add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee.

This recipe courtesy of One Pan Wonders

Snickerdoodle Coffee Mix

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

At home: combine all of the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

In camp: add 3 tablespoons of mix to 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir and enjoy. Makes 1 1/2 cups mix.

This recipe courtesy of One Pan Wonders

Original Hot Chocolate

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa
1/2 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

At home: combine all ingredients into a quart size ziplock bag. Makes 16 servings.

In camp: to make a single serving, combine a 1/4 cup of mix to 3/4 cup boiling water.

This recipe courtesy of Wild Backpacker

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Peanut butter

1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
3 cups quick (instant) oatmeal

At home: Combine the peanut butter and honey in a medium saucepan and warm over low heat. Stir constantly until mixed thoroughly. Remove from heat and add in the oatmeal and any optional items. Press into a 9×9 inch ungreased pan and let cool. Cut into bars and store in plastic baggies. No need to refrigerate.
Makes 16 (2×2 inch) bars

Customize by adding dried fruit, nuts, coconut, protein powder, seeds, flax, or wheat germ.

Hummus

2 12-ounce cans of chickpeas
2 Tbsp. olive oil
6 Tbsp. sesame tahini
4 garlic cloves, minced
Juice of three lemons

At home: mash the chickpeas with a fork. Add the olive oil, tahini, and lemon juice. If the mix is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water. Add the garlic and mix until smooth. Store it in a ziplock bag.

In camp: serve with slices of pita bread. Makes 6 servings.

Note: This is a great energy food as a snack of for lunch. It’s full of protein and calories, and can last more than a week. If you want to carry less weight, you can bring dry hummus, which can be mixed with water on the trail.

This recipe courtesy of Wild Backpacker