Monday, February 1, 2021

Miranda in the Wild - Easy Meal Prep for the Backcountry

When you come on a domestic trip with the American Alpine Institute, you are required to cook for yourself. This is a bit unusual for guide services like ours in North America. Most feed you...but our mission is to help you become self-sufficient in the backcountry. As such, we like to see people cook for themselves.

When you do one of our trips,  we send you a menu with some ideas on how to cook for yourself in the backcountry. But occasionally, something cool comes along that's helpful. This video from REI and Miranda in the Wild provides directions for a few easy to make backcountry meals:

One thing that should be noted is that boiling anything for eight minutes will use a tremendous amount of water. I often bring my water to a boil, put the noodles in it and let them boil for a couple of minutes. Then I turn off the stove and let them soak. Sometimes that's enough. But if you want them really hot, you can always relight the stove for a minute or two.

Happy eating!

--Jason D. Martin

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