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Trail Bytes February 2013
February 27, 2013
What's for lunch?

I cook a hot meal for lunch on the trail most days. I figure the pot and stove are already in my pack and the dehydrated meals are light-weight and compact to carry, so might as well make the most of them.

On weekend trips, where food spoilage and food weight or volume is not a big concern, packing fresh foods for cold lunches makes perfectly good sense, too.

What are YOU packing for lunch?

I just added a new webpage called “Backpacking Food Ideas for Lunch.”

View lunch ideas and please share YOUR lunch ideas at the bottom of the new page. Your ideas can be for hot or cold lunches.

The first recipe on the lunch page is Curried Salmon Salad Sandwich, shared by Erika Klimecky from Seattle, WA.

That’s Erika on this month's cover. In the background is a photo she took of Ama Dablum in the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal… a BIG mountain standing 22,349 feet tall!

Says Erika, “AC Sherpa, a Sherpa from Redmond, WA invited me to join him on his trip up the Everest Highway in Nepal. He had just completed his record-breaking climb of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. The trip raised awareness for environmental and humanitarian issues related to the glaciers of Mt. Everest and the people of the Himalayan region. I was the designated photojournalist for the cause. The team included musicians from Nepal and Seattle. We played concerts and raised funds while hiking up the Everest Highway. We are going back to Nepal for more volunteer work this March!”

Another new recipe shared recently at BackpackingChef.com was Two-Mile High Bolognese, an Italian-style Bolognese sauce with beef and sausage served over Penne pasta. Shared by Katherine Phillips and enjoyed with her hiking crew at Vance's Cabin in the 10th Mountain Division Hut System of Colorado. Thanks Katherine!

Enjoy the new recipes and I look forward to hearing your backpacking lunch ideas. If it’s easier, you can simply reply to this email with your ideas.

The launch of my new e-book, Recipes for Adventure, was very successful. Thank you!

From the Mailbag:

I just started reading through your Recipes for Adventure e-book and I LOVE IT! You've already answered so many questions for me, many that I didn't even know I had. Thanks so much for a great resource! -Katie

Dominique and I wish you much enjoyment as you prepare homemade meals for your upcoming adventures.

Warmest regards,



Chef Glenn & Dominique

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