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Salsa Leather – Dehydrate for the Trail

Make your own salsa leather.  Similar to fruit leather, this salsa leather can be reconstituted on the trail with a little boiling water.  Add it to soups, freeze dried meals, or dig in with some chips and avocado!  Use your favorite store bought salsa to get started

Dehydrate Your Own Macaroni Pasta

Save money and make your own instant macaroni for your favorite backpacking meals!  If I’d have known how easy it was to make “instant” pasta, I would have done it years ago.  I used to just boil regular pasta on the trail, and feel guilty about draining

DIY – Insulated Camp Bowls

A rainy day does not make for good outdoor adventures, but it does provide a great reason to stay inside and prepare for the warmer weather ahead – and the backpacking and climbing that goes with it. Last weekend S and I got together to make insulated

Food Dehydration 101

This morning I got up early and put in some time on the Stairmaster. Not my favorite activity, but as the Alpine Class approaches, I am feeling a bit unprepared for the summit. Putting one foot in front of the other, over and over and over and