Book Review: The Hungry Hiker’s Book Of Good Cooking

by frannybolsa on June 10, 2013

in Book Review

Fan of backpacking? A paddler who sleeps by the river? Have friends who are fans of backpacking? Load your gear up in a car and drive to a state park to sleep on an air mattress but want to rock the backpacker vibe? Have I gotta book for you – Hungry Hiker’s Book Of Good Cooking

Hungry Hikers Book of Good Cooking

Originally, published in 1982, The Hungry Hiker is a classic cookbook for backpackers. The first on the market back in the ’80′s. Brought back to life last year by a team of folks, including Becky Bayne, it’s now available as a Kindle book and paperback.

The Hungry Hiker is packed with portable recipes so you can eat like a king while sleeping under the stars.
Breakfast, snacks. lunch, dinner and dessert. You can hike a mountain range without your tummy grumbling.

Hungry Hikers Book of Good Cooking

Things like biscuits, Spaghetti Carbonara, Black Bean soup, and Apple Dumplings are just a few of the 135 recipes in the book. Everything is simple, affordable and most important of all – bona fida tasty. We tried out the Lentils with Eggplant and Noodles. Alas, I forgot to charge my camera battery.

Hungry Hikers Book of Good Cooking

The Hungry Hiker offers guidance on setting up your campfire kitchen, backpacking gear, as well as trip and menu planning. Peppered with humor and hand drawn illustrations, the book delivers page after page of practical and economical information about eating on the trail (or the back of your boat, or by a campfire in your backyard). Everything you need is easy to find and won’t require running to a dozen specialty stores.

Buy a copy as a gift. or buy one for yourself and take your family on an outdoor adventure. A book delivering tasty treats – you can’t beat that.

Note: Becky Bayne helped format this book for digital publication. She is also the talented designer, and super awesome person in general, who designed the graphics for my site. She graciously gave me my very own copy of this book. Any opinions I express are mine and mine alone. Just ask my Mom how hard it is to get me to share an opinion that doesn’t belong to me.

  • frannybolsa

    You can make them in your kitchen. And wear your hiking boots while you eat them to feel all outdoorsy.

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