Backpacking Menu Planning

Sample Plan:      
Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Breakfast on the road Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Early start Lazy morning 6 miles to car
Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch in town
4 miles into tent-site 3 x 4,000 ft-ers All day hike w/ day-pack
Dinner Dinner Dinner Home

For this trip:
  • 3 camp breakfasts
  • 3 trail lunches (1 with only day pack)
  • 3 camp dinners (1 after a long grueling day)
  • Snacks

Fruit Leather: Cinnamon Apple and Plum

  • 3 Fuji Apples 
  • 5 Plums 
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 
  • ¼ cup water 
  1. Wash ripe fruit and slice into large chunks. 
  2. Puree in a blender until smooth. 
  3. Spread fruit evenly, about ¼ inch thick, onto trays. 
  4. Dehydrate at 135 for 6 hours until firm and leathery. Roll leather while warm and cut into pieces. 
Makes about 5 cups of puree, enough for three circular trays. Leathers keep for a month or more at room temperature, about 4 months in the refrigerator, and a year or longer in the freezer.