“We’re out of food!” Josh shouted as his group hiked into the campsite on the last night of the course.Read More
If I’m totally honest, when I go camping I sometimes worry less about what the weather will be like and more about what I’m going to make when it’s my turn to cook.
To help with my cooking stress, I’ve focused on making just a few simple recipes and doing them well. That’s why I love this cornbread recipe.Read More
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.Read More
Sometimes we love the convenience of those pre-made, just-add-water, instant backpacking meals. At the end of a long day outside, it can be great to skip the dishes and still enjoy a tasty and filling dinner. Not to mention that just-add-water meals are often lighter-weight than traditional bulk rations, and require less fuel for cooking since you only need to boil water.Read More
There’s nothing better than enjoying a well-prepared dessert in the backcountry! Over the years, a few favorites have stood out on NOLS courses. These range in difficulty from mix-and-eat to baking with a twiggy fire. We encourage you try—and enjoy—them all!Read More