Good meals make for happy campers. Luckily, a week in the bush doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of flavor or nutrition.
For no-fuss cooks, several companies have perfected the art of “just add water” cooking with freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. You can eat like royalty (well, almost) with scrambled eggs and ham for breakfast and vegetable wild rice salad and lasagna for dinner. They also offer a growing selection of vegetarian meals. Check out the Food & Water section of the Gear Guide for more information.
Still, sometimes there’s nothing like a meal made from scratch. For more adventurous cooks, there are plenty of resources for do-it-yourself campfire cooking:
> Camp Recipes
Always plan a few extra snacks and “pad” your meal plan with an extra meal or two. Appetites tend to increase out in canoe country, and you might find you’re eating more than you thought. You’ll also be prepared if anything unexpected arises.
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