Thursday, March 22, 2012

Appalachian Trail 2012 - Prep - First Drop Box

I have had several people ask recently "what will you be eating while you are out in the woods?".  The above video is what I placed into my first drop box.  This will obviously adapt and change as I progress, but it should give a little understanding into what I will survive on.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Trail Food - Black Beans, Spicy Sausage and Rice

 The above video will give you an idea of my latest concoction that I adapted from a soup recipe that I had found and tried at home.  It tastes very good!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dehydrated Trail Food - Chili Mac

As time quickly approaches for my departure on my AT thru hike attempt I am spending more and more time dehydrating meals to save money as well as provide me with meals that I know I will enjoy.

This is my version of Chili Mac.  I have adapted my previous recipe that I use at home for chili to accommodate a larger amount of servings and to also kick up the heat a notch (which my wife would not enjoy if I was just making it for us at home).   You can dial the heat down by cutting out the red pepper flakes and adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper and jalapenos that you use.

I hope this helps out in creating your own backpacking meals!!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Appalachian Trail Thru Hike - Prep...More Food Stuff!!

Over the weekend I spent a lot of time preparing ground meat products for my upcoming trip.  Cooking, washing, dehydrating and preparing this type of food made me wonder how my diet is going to treat my body over the course of the next several months.

Here are a few photos of the process I used to make gravel.
Brown Lean Ground Beef/Turkey/Chicken

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Appalachian Trail Thru Hike 2012 - Gear

I have finally gotten around to doing the video of my gear for this years adventure.  Sorry that it has taken so long!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dehydrated Backpacking Food - Creole Shrimp

I have been busy getting other Appalachian Trail meal ready and I thought I would give dehydrating sea food a try.  The flavor in this meals was amazing (and very spicy so you may want to tone down the tobasco if you don't like your food hot), but the texture of the shrimp came out a little chewy.  I wish I could find freeze dried shrimp to add the the meal after the sauce has been dehydrated as I think this would fix the problem.

Happy Trails!