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Cold Weather Recipe: Cheesy Potato Soup

By Brooke Ortel on Jan 23, 2020
Photo by Jordan Cranch

When you’re tired and chilly after a rainy hike or day of backcountry skiing, this hearty soup is a perfect way to refuel. A classic from the iconic NOLS Cookery, our favorite potato soup is guaranteed to warm you up. Even your grumpiest pal can’t stay hangry with a bowl of cheesy goodness!

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Topics: backcountry cooking, recipe, camping, NOLS cookery, video, backcountry recipe, food-gear, food

Camping Recipe: How to Make a Backcountry Pie

By Brooke Ortel on Nov 26, 2019
Photo by Jordan Cranch

Let’s face it: No meal is truly complete without dessert. Even (or maybe especially) when you’re camping. This classic fruit pie is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth after a long day of hiking—and put a smile on your friends’ faces.

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Topics: backcountry cooking, recipe, camping, NOLS cookery, dessert, video, food-gear, food

Instant Camping Recipe: Geikie Curried Rice

By Molly Herber on Aug 25, 2017

Named for Mt. Geikie in Wyoming's Wind River Range, this is a tasty meal you can prepare at home before hitting the trail, then just add boiling water when you’re ready to eat.

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Topics: backcountry cooking, Expedition Prep, recipe, camping, cooking, instant

Gado-Gado Spaghetti: A Classic NOLS Recipe

By Katherine Boehrer on Aug 5, 2016

This classic noodle dish with peanut sauce is a treat at the end of a long day of adventuring! Better yet, it can be eaten hot or cold, so you could even save some for lunch the next day. The credit for this popular NOLS Cookery recipe goes to Donna Orr, a former NOLS employee, and previous Cookery co-author.

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Topics: backcountry cooking, Expedition Prep, recipe, camping, cooking, backcountry recipe, backpacking recipe