Thursday, August 21, 2008

Backpacking: Breakfast

When you first start backpacking much time is spent trying different foods, recipes, and gear. Once you get a good system worked out, packing will no longer feel like an obstacle to actually getting out in the wilderness. My goal is to be able to get out of the house fully prepared for a 3 day trip in less than 2 hours.

One of the most important things for me out on the trail is food. I want to eat healthy food that will maintain a good energy level and I need it to pack light.

We have several good breakfast meals that I can count on (dinner is another story):

1. Eggs - a luxury, yes, but they are so good and versatile. You can scramble them up for breakfast with fresh garlic, onion, salt, cayenne, black pepper, and bell pepper. Or you can have them for dinner by adding fresh green beans, dehydrated pinto beans, cheese, and wrapping in a tortilla. We have a nifty yellow 6
egg carrier that works great.

2. Homemade
granola - bring along those small, individual-size cartons of vanilla soy milk and some dehydrated fruit from trader joe's, like strawberries or blueberries. You can also eat the granola as a snack during some day hiking.

photo credit: CNC 2006

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