Trail Cooking 101


So you have pored over the recipes. Now you are ready to go and thinking “I need to go hiking!” but then you you realize you have questions about the cooking methods, about what kind of gear to bring and more. Fear not! Peruse through the sections below to get the basics on the many methods of trail cooking, how to pick gear and even how to protect your tasty vittles from hungry bears.

Freezer Bag Cooking 101

Insulated Mug Method 101

One Pot Method 101

No Cook Method 101

Gear and Tools – Buying a Pot

Gear and Tools – Everything Else

Finding Hard To Find Food Items

Protecting Your Food


Are Freezer Bags Safe

Planning menus?

For more on how to figure out how much food you need to take, see the Planning Menus page.