Whole30 Backpacking Breakfast: Fruit Leather Trail Smoothies

In preparation to our trip to Big Bend National Park, the dehydrator was running at a near continuous clip. Since the last time we went backpacking, my diet has changed  significantly with Whole30 and other changes that I have made. For example, I eat breakfast fairly late, and I more or less only eat two…

Marinated Dehydrated Tomatoes: The October Food in Jars Mastery Challenge

The October Food in Jars Mastery Challenge was either dehydrating food or pressure canning, and I’m reasonably competent at both. Dehydration? No sweat. Actually, I feel like a pro at dehydrating food after my husband and I dehydrated so much food for our 350-mile backpacking stint on the Pacific Crest Trail. We dehydrated stir-fried vegetables…

Peachberry Granola for the Trail

Our backpacking trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in less than a month. We pawed through our supply of backpacker food, and we finally, finally, will have eaten the surplus meals we made for our PCT hike two years ago and the remaining long-range-patrol meals my military-minded father gave me as a…