Activity Information


Light and Healthy Backpack Food Made Simple (non-B3)

04/22/14 (Tue)

Foothills Backpacking

Cheryl Talbert

6:15 PM

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA

Member: $25.00 / Non Member: $50.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration for this class is open to all Mountaineers members, with a $25 charge for those not enrolled in the Backpacking Building Blocks course. IF YOU ARE IN THE B3 COURSE, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE FREE VERSION OF THE CLASS!Want tips for planning your backpacking menu to ensure you have the energy you need to feel great on your trip, while still keeping your pack weight light? Want to learn a system for backpack food prep that involves minimal extra gear, prep time, fuel, cleanup and trash to pack out? Want to be able to adapt your favorite tasty and healthy 'comfort foods' you eat at home to bring on the trail? This class will include some tried-and-true ideas for planning and prep before your trip, food for the trail and food prep at camp. You will also get some resources for ordering inexpensive dehydrated staples and preparing your own, from your favorite recipes. This class is for new backpackers and experienced ones who would like to update their skills and amp up the taste and energy content of their trail diet. We'll also speak to vegetarian and vegan considerations and other special diets. This will be a hands on class - we'll evaluate the calorie density of your favorite trail menu items, demonstrate some lightweight food prep methods, and have some samples for participants to taste. We encourage participants to bring their own recipes, experiences and questions.

Two duplicate sessions of this seminar are being offered to keep class sizes small for hands-on engagement. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONLY ONE OF THE SESSIONS!

This seminar is a value added benefit of the Backpacking Building Blocks course and is free for paid B3 participants, but spaces remaining after April 8 will be available to all Mountaineers members not in the B3 course, at a $25 per person price.

Seminar Leader is Cheryl Talbert, a long-time backpacker who has been experimenting, t... More

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