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Enjoy over 100 ultralight backpacking recipes and meal planning resources!
RECIPES FEATURED IN BACKPACKER MAGAZINE
Here's What You Can Expect...
 
Quick
Prepare in less than 5 minutes at home and on trail.
Easy
Combine easy to use ingredients in a single container.
Inexpensive
Recipes cost less than $3 per serving to prepare.
Ultralight
Recipes averaging >135 kcal/oz and packed with nutrition!

Recipes You Can Look Forward To...

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta backpacking recipe ready for dinner
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
137 calories per ounce
Garlic Parmesan Ramen backpacking recipe ready to eat
Garlic Parmesan Ramen
151 calories per ounce
Don't Knock It Till Ya Try It Trail Mix hiking recipe ready to eat on trail
Don't Knock It Till Ya Try It Trail Mix
141calories per ounce
Strawberry Cheesecake backpacking recipe ready to eat on trail for dessert
Strawberry Cheesecake
128 calories per ounce
Aaron Owens Mayhew. Registered Dietitian and Long Distance Backpacker.
Hi, I'm Aaron
with my sidekick, Ella
I help backpackers (like you!) meal plan with ease so you can spend less time, money and effort preparing for your adventures. 

To learn more about my story as a registered dietitian and ultralight long distance backpacker, click here. Oh, yeah! I also live in a Sprinter van full-time with my husband and Ella.

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Questions We're Frequently Asked...
Do I need a dehydrator?
No! Unless you choose to dehydrate your own fruit, vegetables and pasta at home.
Are vegan & gluten free recipes available?
Yep! We have a variety of vegan friendly, gluten free, & nut free recipes to choose from.
How much do the recipes weigh?
Recipe dry weight ranges from 1.5 oz (42 g) to 6 oz (168 g). Dry weigh of the meal is listed on each recipe. Click here to see an example.
Will I have to buy freeze-dried ingredients?
Nope! Some of our recipes include freeze-dried ingredients but most use ingredients commonly found at grocery stores such as noodles, parmesan cheese and nuts.
Do recipes include nutrition information?
Yes! Protein, carbohydrate, fiber, total sugars and fat content are listed on each recipe. Click here to see an example.
Are cold soak recipes available?
Oh, yeah! We have a large variety of cold soak and no-cook recipes. Leave that stove at home!
Are metric measurements included?
Absolutely! Both imperial and metric measurements are provided.
Will the recipes fit inside a bear can?
You betcha! Many of our recipes are 1/3 the size of commercially prepared freeze dried meals while providing similar calories.
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