We often meet other backcountry campers on our backpacking
and canoeing trips and many times the discussion ends up turning to
talk about trail food. Because we go into the backcountry for more than
just weekend trips, people end up asking a few questions and one of
the most frequent questions we get about backcountry cooking is...
"How do you deal
with food on your backcountry
and paddling trips?"
It was with that in mind that I set out to learn as much
as I could about wilderness cooking so I could pass along the information
to my readers.
This is not just another ordinary backcountry cooking website. While
you will find some of my own recipes here, many have been contributed
by others who are avid backpackers, canoeists, kayakers and campers.
Because each of us has our own backcountry cooking style, ideas and
inspirations, that diversity will be reflected in the articles and trail
This site was created under the premise that backpacking food does not
need to be boring nor does it have to be difficult to make. Lightweight,
hearty and tasty backpacking meals are at the heart of this projectsimply
delicious trail food that will make your trips even more enjoyable.
In the coming months I will be making this the most comprehensive backcountry
cooking resource of its kind. I will be adding articles, reviews, and
a discussion forum to create an online community where recipes for trail
food and ideas for the backcountry kitchen can be shared.
free to contact us if you have any comments
or suggestions or you would like your trail recipe featured on the website.
had so much fun writing about trail cooking that I've worked with Wilderness
Press and Touchwood Editions to bring you a sequel to A Fork in the
Trail. The first in my trail cookbook series has a wide variety
of vegetarian options, however, Another Fork in the Trail is
comprised entirely of vegetarian and vegan recipes with gluten-free
options for backpacking and paddling adventures.
Another Fork in the Trail hit shelves in Spring 2011.
Please visit www.aforkinthetrail.com
for more information about both of my cookbooks, reader comments, media
coverage, and appearances.
In the meantime I leave you with this...
May your trips be adventurous and your trail food delicious!
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