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Are Ramen Noodles Good for Backpacking? (pros/cons/cooking tips)

Ramen is a time-honored favorite for anyone that values tasty and affordable food. But are ramen noodles good for backpacking? Yes, ramen noodles are a great backpacking food. Many hikers love to pack ramen because it’s low-cost, lightweight, and super easy to cook in the mountains. But, depending on what kind of ramen you buy, …

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How do you Cook Rice for Backpacking?

Let’s face it: unless you’re already a culinary mastermind at home, the thought of cooking a gourmet meal for yourself when you’re in the backcountry for days or weeks on end can seem a bit daunting. Indeed, even the most kitchen-savvy among us often opt for freeze-dried meals and nutrition bars instead of cooking up …

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Are Freeze Dried Meals Healthy? (Backpacking FAQ)

My first trail meals were in the Army years ago, where we begrudgingly squeezed our dinner out of foil packs. The options were limited, and trading always ensued for the more coveted flavors. Fortunately, prepared trail meals have come a long way, with some meals mimicking those of a gourmet restaurant. Now, as my daughter …

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Cheap Backpacking Food: 15 Ways To Save Money

Getting out into the wilderness for everything from a weekend trip to a full week of backpacking can be incredibly refreshing. But when it comes to planing and packing meals for a trip, completely dehydrated meals meant for the outdoors can get expensive quickly. Here is a short guide to cheap backpacking food tips. Within …

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