Sunday, 14 October 2007

Food on the trail

Like most backpackers; I`m always on the lookout for ways to improve my food when out backpacking.

This has led to me owning a small stack of cook books for backpackers.

The lastest addtion is Freezer bag cooking (trail food made simple).

This book is sightly different to the other books mainly because the meals are cooked in a freezer bag (no more dirty pots!).

The book is broken down into the usual meals of the day breakfast, lunch, and dinner but does had some added categories like drinks, salads & vegetables, soups.

The book also has a chapter on Techinques & Gear.

Most of the meals are based on the usual backpacking stable foods, namely couscous, rice and pasta.

Freezer Bag Cooking sell quite a range of equipment along with the cookbook, I bought the book as part of a starter kit which included a cozy, two ziploc bags and a long handled spoon.

All the meals are straight forward to prepare, although some of the ingredients maybe a bit harder to find in the U.K.

One reason I bought the starter kit was for the cozy. Cozies seen to be the ‘new’ way of helping food cook quicker and use less fuel in the process. As someone who has have problems with a) running out of fuel and b) waiting around for food to cook; I am intersted to see how well the cozy works.

Darren is conducting another one of his tests on cozies, so to will be interesting to see what he comes up with. I will post my finding on the FBC cozy when I get a chance to test it.

1 comment:

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