Recipes for Adventure

In Recipes for Adventure, I show you how to dehydrate a wide variety of healthy food and how to create hearty backpacking meals for your next adventure.

Homemade trail meals are easy-to-prepare and memorably delicious.

Recipes for Adventure is a full-color cookbook sold as either an e-book for immediate download to your computer or as a printed full-color book shipped to you from

See links at bottom of page to purchase the printed book or the e-book, plus a special offer on the Menu Planning & Food Drying Workbook.

View the Print Edition Table of Contents and Sample Pages.

The Ultimate Guide to Dehydrating Food for the Trail

  • Step-by-step instructions with over 200 full-color photos.
  • Over 75 backpacking recipes for meals, snacks and desserts.
  • Create unlimited variations of the recipes by interchanging different meats and vegetables.
  • Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, meats, scrambled eggs and more.
  • Dehydrate potatoes, beans and corn into bark, my “secret” ingredient in flavorful and saucy backpacking meals.
  • Comfortably carry a week’s worth of dried meals securely with well-organized food packing techniques.
  • Cook trail meals with nothing more than a small pot, stove and spoon.

Recipes for Adventure began with my desire to spend more time in nature and to eat natural, healthy foods while there.

I liked that freeze-dried meals were light-weight, but didn’t like the unhealthy additives inside the packages.

And, it seemed the vegetables listed on the labels were hard to find in the meals.

So, I started dehydrating my own backpacking food. Lots of it!

I hit the trail with a month of dehydrated meals prepared in advance, picking up my weekly rations at mail drops along the Appalachian Trail…

And I ate like a king!

I have enjoyed hundreds more homemade meals on the trail since then while perfecting my food dehydrating techniques and backpacking recipes.

You will find them all in Recipes for Adventure.

Delicious Menu Options

Breakfasts- Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Cheese, Sweet Potato Bark Porridge, Pizza Grits and more…

Lunches- Fish & Chips Chowder, Ratatouille, BBQ Bean Bark Stew, Taco Mac & Cheese and more…

Dinners- Chicken Cacciatore, Beef & Bean Chili, Spicy Shrimp Chowder,  Mexican Beef & Rice and more…

Sides- Peas & Carrots, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Fruit Cocktail, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and more…

Desserts- Banana-Mango Pudding,  Rice Pudding, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and more…

Snacks-Dried Fruit, Sweet Potato Bark, Pumpkin Pie Bark, and more…

The e-book:

Purchase Recipes for Adventure as an e-book and you will immediately receive it as a PDF download. Save it to your computer so you can refer to it whenever you need it.

The e-book is optimized for viewing on a computer. It is not designed for Kindle or Nook reading devices.

Photos are always on the left-hand pages and instructions and recipes are on the right-hand pages. Viewing it with two pages on the screen gives you the complete picture. Print out recipes as needed.

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The Print Edition:

The Print Edition has the same content and color photos as the e-book.

The page size (8 ½ by 11) is twice the size of the e-book pages, so more content is printed on each page.

Colorful design elements define the sections.

View the Print Edition Table of Contents and Sample Pages.

Special Limited Time Offer

Purchase Recipes for Adventure and get Chef Glenn's

Menu Planning & Food Drying Workbook

for only $2.95 ($5 savings)

Click to see sample worksheets.

After you receive your print edition, come back to the workbook page and follow the instructions to get the workbook for $2.95.

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"I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful book. Your recipes and methods for making meals have become very popular amongst my kayaking and hiking friends. I have been asked to put together food for several trips and the requests keep coming in.  The book is easy to follow and the pictures always match what I make.  I recommend your book to everyone.  My absolute favorite meal is the ramen noodles and kraut.  I was just loading my Excalibur with a load of polenta eggs for my famous breakfast egg burritos and just had to "call" to say thanks." - Debbie

“I am a lover of the outdoors but new to ultra light activities – kayaking Voyageurs National Park, canoeing the BWCA, hiking the Grand Canyon. Your ingenious tips for dehydration, packaging and recipes have enhanced and improved my experience tremendously.” – KW

“I like to KNOW what is in my food. Your descriptions and photos are PERFECT for me. I feel much better about my upcoming 50-mile hike with the scouts.” – MS

“I made the Root Bark Stew. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I had no idea I could dehydrate this kind of stuff… “Wet” stuff. You opened my eyes to a whole new world.” – DS

"I cannot thank you enough for assembling such a terrific volume of information! Your notes have already completely changed the way my husband and I camp and hike. Our new dream now is to experiment with long distance sailing so this information will be extremely useful for that activity as well.  The book is very complete, thoughtfully organized, and wonderfully detailed." – Kellie

"I've done some extensive camping in several states, Canada and South America, as well as canoeing the boundary waters. Preparing, storing and packing food is always a challenge. You have THE BEST tips, guides, recipes, etc, I've ever seen. My future trips will be significantly more enjoyable from now on because of what you've put out here. AWESOME job!" – Harold

"Just a big thank you for all the work you do to keep the vision going. I bought your book right away and it simply is the BEST food resource available for the backpacker and home cook for that matter.  I bought a motorcycle last September and the Son-In Law and I are going to spend a few days camping off the bikes this summer and definitely will take my dehydrated meals along." – Mark

"I just started reading through Recipes for Adventure  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

“This is one e-book that I'm certainly going to use and re-use.” – SG

“Just a quick note, IT'S AWESOME! Looks great, worth the wait.” – RP

“This is fantastic! Thank you for all the hard work.” – SC

“You ROCK!!! Thanks so much from one of your many enthusiastic U.S. fans! I hope your hard work on this e-book will pay off for you in so many ways.” – KF

“Thank you for all the effort you put into your excellent book.” – MC

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