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On my last camping trip I vowed to try something new for my camp cooking and quickly settled on the instant gourmet camping meals from Backpacker’s Pantry. What attracted me to these lightweight pouches was how easy they claimed to be – just add boiling water and eat!
ACK Employee Colter MacKenzie took a three day weekend as part of ACK’s Go Play Day Initiative to get employees adventuring outside and he hit some campsites by the lake with some new gear. One of these items included the Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset from GSI Outdoors and he wanted to share his thoughts about the product here:
The other night I had the new gear jitters, and I had them bad. I’m talking about the feeling you get after buying a new product that you just can’t wait to try out.
Biscuits, just a few simple ingredients is all it takes, but how you bake them will make a world of a difference. If you have yet to experience the warm, buttery taste of biscuits cooked in a Dutch oven after a long day of paddling or hiking, you seriously need to add it to your top ten lists of things to do this year.
A look into micro-stoves and burners for camping and paddling trips When I take off for an overnight paddling trip this time of the year, I set aside the granola bars, beef jerky and dried fruit for a warm hearty meal at the end of a long day and a hot cup of coffee in the morning. With limited cargo space and in some cases, time, I direct my attention to what I call micro-stoves — compact, lightweight and easy to use.
Occasionally, we think it’s best to let photos speak for themselves. Amy, ACK’s Office Manager, took her family out to Inks Lake State Park in central Texas for a fall weekend camping trip and was nice enough to share some photos of her experiences.
Over the years of participating in camping and paddling trips, I’ve grown a little tired of the pre-made, just add boiling water meals. They are great for expeditions that require light packing but I have discovered with a little planning, backcountry cooking can be a lot of fun and easy to prepare!