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Backpacking Recipe

Trail Granola


This could be eaten cold on the trail like gorp or add hot water and powdered milk for a fast easy breakfast.

1 1/2 lb Oats
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
1 cup Nuts, chopped
1 cup Raisins
1 cup Coconut, shredded
2 tbsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Corn Oil
2 cups Honey

Mix ingredients together. Spread granola mixture evenly on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours stirring every 15 minutes until golden brown. Put granola in zip lock, add raisins and coconut.

The chopped nuts can be anything you want, Peanuts, Walnuts, Pecans or Almonds, use what is available.

Backpack Sunrise Spuds


This is a high carb recipe and great for backpacking with no clean up!

Instant Mashed Potato
Grated or Powdered Cheese
Dehydrated Onion
Pre-cooked Bacon Bits
Ziploc Bag

At Home
Measure out ¾-1 cup of the potato flakes into a Ziploc bag.
Add the cheese, onion and bacon.
Seal the bag airtight.

On the Trail or Camp Site
Slowly add hot water and squish the bag around ubtil you have your desired thickness.

This is so quick that you will laugh. This recipe can be made many different ways by mixing different dried veggies and meats.

I found this recipe in an Old Girl Scout Handbook, Enjoy.

What’s Cooking?
How do we know when its done?
We use the smell test.
When it smells done, its done.
When it smells burnt, its burnt
and
When you can't smell it,
its not done.
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