Food & Cooking


Adsmond, Lou. The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2,000 Mile Hike. Harpers Ferry, W. Va.: Appalachian Trail Conference, 2001.

Axcell, Claudia, Vikki Kinmont Kath, and Diana Cooke.. Simple Foods for the Pack. 3rd. ed. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2004.

Barker, Harriett. The One-Burner Gourmet. Rev. and updated. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1981.

Conners, Christine, and Tim Conners. Lipsmackin’ Vegetarian Backpackin’. Guilford, Conn.: Three Forks, 2004.

Conners, Tim, and Christine Connors. Lipsmackin’ Backpackin’: Lightweight, Trail-Tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2000. [review}

DeLong, Deanna. How to Dry Foods. Rev. ed. Los Angeles: HPBooks, 1992.

Fleming, June. The Well-Fed Backpacker. 3rd ed. New York: Vintage Books, 1986.

Gray, Melissa, and Buck Tilton. Cooking the One Burner Way: Gourmet Cuisine for the Backcountry Chef. 2nd ed. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2000.

Jacobson, Cliff. Basic Illustrated Cooking in the Outdoors. Guilford, Conn.: Falcon, 2008.

Jacobson, Cliff. Cooking in the Outdoors. 2nd ed. Old Saybrook, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2000.

Jacobson, Donald. The One Pan Gourmet: Fresh Food on the Trail. 2nd ed. Camden, Maine: Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Kesselheim, Alan S. Trail Food: Drying and Cooking Food for Backpackers and Paddlers. Rev. ed. Camden, Maine: Ragged Mountain Press, 1998.

Kreissman, Bern. Eating Hearty in the Wilderness With Absolutely No Clean Up: A Backpacker’s Guide to Good Food and “Leave No Trace Camping!” Davis, Calif.: Bear Klaw Press, 1994.

Latimer, Carole. Wilderness Cuisine: How to Prepare and Enjoy Fine Food on the Trail and in Camp. Berkeley, Calif.: Wilderness Press, 1991.

Logue, Victoria, and Frank Logue. Cooking for Campers & Backpackers. Birmingham, Ala.: Menasha Ridge Press, 1995.

MacManiman, Gen. Dry It–You’ll Like It!: A Book About Food Dehydration. Rev. ed. Fall City, Wash.: MacManiman, 1997.

March, Laurie Ann. A Fork in the Trail: Mouthwatering Meals and Tempting Treats for the Backcountry. Berkeley, Calif.: Wilderness Press, 2008.

March, Laurie Ann.  Another Fork in the Trail: Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for the Backcountry. Birmingham, Ala.: Wilderness Press, 2011.

Marrone, Teresa. The Back-Country Kitchen: Camp Cooking for Canoeists, Hikers, and Anglers. Minneapolis, Minn.: Northern Trails Press, 1996.

McCartney, Bill. Travel Light, Eat Heavy: Along the Appalachian Trail and Other Mystical Routes. Cullman, Ala.: Gray House Press, 2005.

McHugh, Gretchen. The Hungry Hiker’s Book of Good Cooking. Rev. ed. Chestertown, NY: Hungry Hiker, 2012.

Miller, Dorcas. Backcountry Cooking: From Pack to Plate in Ten Minutes. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1998.

Miller, Dorcas. Good Food for Camp & Trail: All-Natural Recipes for Delicious Meals Outdoors. Boulder, Colo.: Pruett Pub. Co., 1993.

Miller, Dorcas S. More Backcountry Cooking: Moveable Feasts from the Experts. Seattle: Mountaineers Books, 2002.

Pearson, Claudia, ed. NOLS Cookery. 5th ed. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2004.

Pearson, Clauida, and Joanne Kuntz. NOLS Backcountry Cooking: Creative Menu Planning for Short Trips. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2008.

Philpott, Don, and Pam Philpott. The Trailside Cookbook: A Handbook for Hungry Campers and Hikers. Richmond Hill, Ont.: Firefly Books, 2005.

Prater, Yvonne, and Ruth Mendenhall. Gorp, Glop and Glue Stew: Favorite Foods from 165 Outdoor Experts. Seattle: Mountaineers, 1982.

Prater, Yvonne, Ruth Mendenhall, and Kerry Smith. Beyond Gorp: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts. Seattle, Mountaineers, 2005.

Sailer, Dave.  Fire in Your Hand: Dave’s Little Guide to Ultralight Backpacking Stoves. North Charleston, S.C.:  CreateSpace, 2008.

Sailer, Dave.  Make Your Fire: Dave’s Little Guide to Making Ultralight Backpacking Stoves. North Charleston, S.C.:  CreateSpace, 2008.

Spangenberg, Jean. The Portable Baker: Baking on Boat and Trail. Camden, Maine: Ragged Mountain Press, 1997.

Svien, Sarah. Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple. Morrisville, NC:, 2005.

Viehman, John, ed. Trailside’s Trail Food. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 1993.

Yaffe, Linda Frederick. Backpack Gourmet: Good Hot Grub You Can Make at Home, Dehydrate, and Pack for Quick, Easy, and Healthy Eating on the Trail.Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 2002.


Delong, Deanna. How to Dry Foods Easily. 1995. (VHS, 56 min.) Preservations Pantry Inc., 3450 Southwest 108th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.

Whelden, Roy. Free Food?!: A Guide to Edible Plants for Backpackers (And Other People on the Go). 1994. (VHS, 48 min.) Lynne Whelden, 1025 Shaw Place, Williamsport, PA 17701. [buy direct] or

2 Responses to Food & Cooking

  1. Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for including my book, A Fork in the Trail, in your list.

  2. Dicentra says:

    What a great website! A wonderful resource for hikers and outdoor minded people. I’ve added your link to my pages. Thanks!! 🙂

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