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How to Make Pizza When You're Camping

By NOLS Blog on Feb 5, 2016


Photo by Nicholas Byrne.
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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, backcountry

4 Classic NOLS Desserts

By Katherine Boehrer on Jan 22, 2016

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!

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, backcountry

6 Oatmeal Recipes Worth Getting Out of Your Sleeping Bag For

By Katherine Boehrer on Jan 6, 2016

Oatmeal is staple breakfast food for many campers looking to start the day off right. Make sure your oatmeal is never boring with these cooking and topping tips!

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, Backpacking, backcountry

Reasons We Love Hot Drinks

By Molly Herber on Dec 22, 2015

We love a good hot drink at any time of year, but we appreciate them even more when the temperatures drop. Here are a few reasons why:

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, cookery, backcountry

The Backcountry Cookie Recipe You Can Take Anywhere

By Molly Herber on Dec 11, 2015

 Cookies are delicious, and any time is the perfect time to eat them.

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, backcountry

5 Incredibly Useful Backcountry Baking Techniques

By Katherine Boehrer on Nov 6, 2015

Photo by Charlotte Klein.

Become a master backcountry baker with these techniques!

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, baking, cooking, backcountry

3 Delicious Breakfast Spreads [Video]

By Molly Herber on Sep 18, 2015
He can't wait to get some cinnamon-honey butter on his pancakes. Photo by Rick Bieterman.
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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, video, backcountry

Backcountry Granola Recipe

By NOLS Blog on Aug 14, 2015
Nuts, oats, and fruit give you both quick and lasting energy to enjoy a full day of activity. Photo by Molly Herber.
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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, backcountry

Basic Nutrition for Backpacking

By Molly Herber on Jul 2, 2015

 How do you know what to eat, and how much of it, when you're on the trail? In the NOLS Cookery, you'll find a comprehensive guide to rationing and nutrition for both short and long expeditions. You'll also find a pile of delicious recipes for cooking gourmet food on the trail (see below for our burrito recipe!). 

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Topics: Expedition Prep, recipe, cooking, video, backcountry

An international menu in your pack

By Casey Adams on Nov 29, 2012

No matter where your hiking boots take you, you can enjoy the foods of the world over a Whisperlite Stove. This version of the Indian dish saag paneer replaces the paneer with tofu, but a white cheese instead of tofu would be a great option as well. The
Mexican cheese, queso fresco, is a great replacement for paneer.

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Topics: backcountry cooking, NOLS, menu, hiking, cheese, recipe, National Outdoor Leadership School, cooking, India, easy recipe, Backpacking, adventure, Whisperlite, international, Educators Notebook, saag, stove

Camping Recipe: Kelly’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

By NOLS on May 3, 2011

Emerging from my sleeping bag on a chilly morning I can think of no better breakfast than a piping hot concoction of butter, four, and sugar.

There’s just one problem: I don’t like gluten and it doesn’t like me back. Gluten intolerance can be tricky, especially in the backcountry.

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Topics: NOLS, Expedition Prep, Breakfast, recipe, baking, cooking, Whisperlite, health, cooking in the woods, Educators Notebook, dessert, cooking in the wilderness, "gluten free", the cooker, "cinnamon rolls", backcountry, backcountry recipe

Emily's Version of NOLS' Rice in Nut Curry Sauce

By William Roth on Apr 14, 2010
Emily McGalliard, mother of Semester in Baja grad Elena, snagged her daughter’s copy of the NOLS Cookery during a recent camping weekend with friends and made a few changes to some classic NOLS field grub.She took the Rice in Nut Curry Sauce recipe and made it a one-pot meal with a more distinctive Thai taste by using red curry, powdered coconut milk, and instant mashed potatoes as a thickener. The recipe adds up to a tasty and filling dinner with the protein and carbohydrates you need to hike the trail all day. Thanks, Emily!

Emily's Version of NOLS' RICE in Nut Curry Sauce

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Topics: NOLS, rice, curry, recipe, camping, cookery, sauce, Educators Notebook, backcountry, variation

Pizza & Calzone Recipe - A NOLS Cookery Classic

By William Roth on Nov 17, 2009

Yeast Crust:
1 tsp. dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour

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Topics: NOLS, pizza, recipe, camping, cooking, cookery, calzone, Educators Notebook, backcounty