Backpacker’s Pantry New Offerings for Summer 2017
– Summer is jammed packed with hiking, rock climbing, exploring, mountain and road bike riding, and backpacking. What do all these great outdoor pursuits have in common? You gotta eat to be at your best!
Your burning tons of calories fast in the high country. Backpacking and carrying a moderately weighted pack for 5 hours will burn around 2600 calories for a 130 pound person. A 180 pound person doing the same activity will burn an additional 1000 calories.* And when you’re dragging yourself into camp after a long day the last thing many of us want to do is think about making dinner.
Dinners that are quick, easy, and tasty are dinners that are on our list. Backpacker’s Pantry, a Colorado company, is a store favorite and they are offering several new meals this summer including Cincinnati Style Chili (spaghettiini, beef, onions, and beans), Three Cheese Mac & Cheese (parmesan, romano, and cheddar cheese), and Three Sisters Stew (Native American style with corn, beans, squash, brown rice, and quinoa). Tasty!
Backpacker’s Pantry has also teamed up with Mountain Standard, another Colorado company, to deliver Power On Pancakes (blueberries, hemp, and rolled quinoa), Green Chili Salsa (green chili, garlic, and onion), Red Mountain Salsa (jalapeno, chili pepper and tomato), Camp Master Seasoning (Himalayan salt, garlic, hint of citrus, and chili pepper), World Explorer Seasoning (turmeric, garlic, peppercorns and crushed chili peppers).
My gosh, can you imagine any of these meals being ready in a few minutes in your treeline camp? We’re drooling as we type!
Here is a sample list of meals you can purchase from Ski Haus:
Herbed Mushroom Risotto
Classic Marinara with Penne
Pineapple Orange Chicken
Mesquite BBQ Chicken
Leonardo Da Fettucinne
Apple Almond Crisp
Biscuts and Gravy
Organic Spinach Putlanesa
Risotto with Chicken
Indian Rice Pudding
Coconut Key Lime Pie
Sheperd’s Potato Stew with Beef
Cincinnati Style Chili
Chicken with Dumplings
* NOLS Backcountry Nutrition, Eating Beyond the Basics. Mary Howley Ryan, MS, RD