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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose (March 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778802361
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778802365
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #632,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennifer MacKenzie is a professional home economist specializing in recipe development and testing. She lives in Lakefield, Ontario. Jay Nutt is the chef and proprietor of Nuttshell Next Door Cafe in Lakefield, Ontario. Don Mercer, PhD, is a professional engineer and an associate professor in the Food Science Department at the University of Guelph.


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Excellent recipes, good variety, I can't wait to try some of these out.
Joel E Dreibelbis
This is THE definitive book for camping and trail food - what a great way to enjoy natural foods in the great outdoors!
Cookbook Lover
The mulitigrain fruit and granola nut bars are delicious and versatile for the outdoor as well as indoor cook.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scott on May 23, 2010
Format: Paperback
I am really avid in the outdoors and have been wanting to get into dehydrating my own food for meals. I finally purchased an Excalibur food dehydrator (amazing) and got this book as well. I do not have experience with dehydrating at all. However, every food that I have attempted has been coming out just fine following the directions in this book and my kids are loving the fruit leathers. One thing I really like about this book is the fact that it also explains how to dehydrate beans, tofu, grains, and dairy. A lot of dehydrating books don't include those things but those are staples for backpackers and really open up possibilities with your menus. Another thing I really like about this book is that it accounts for food safety issues related to dehydrating. For example, they recommend that only fully cooked meats be used for making jerky and they explain how to do that. One of the authors, Don Mercer is in food science so I really feel safe in making and using my own foods by following their recommendations.

After the book explains how to dehydrate all sorts of foods, pages 94-248 are recipes broken up by breakfast, main courses, sides, snacks, desserts, and beverages. There are more recipes in here than I'll ever be able to try but it's great to have variety to pick out my favorites and start experimenting on my own.

Overall, if you're wanting to get into dehydrating your own foods, for whatever reason, this book is an amazing value. If I had to start from scratch on figuring out times and temperatures for various foods I would have wasted a lot more money on food experimentation. This books helps a person just get down to business and start producing some great food.

And by they way, if you are new to dehydrating, I highly recommend getting the best dehydrator you can afford (and there are plenty of affordable ones). It will be well worth it and will give a better end result.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cookbook Lover on July 12, 2010
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I love this book as it contains the best and easiest recipes for camping and wilderness enthusiasts like me! It is wonderful to know exactly what you're eating when you're away from the comforts of home, it's far more economical to make your own food (rather than eating pre-packaged processed food), and this book even allows ume to customize recipes in order to suit my family's taste.

The Complete Trail Cookbook contains recipes for breakfast - delicious Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast, Banana Nut Oatmeal, Blueberry Pancakes, etc; for lunch and dinner - flavorful Curried Chicken with Apples, Easy Mushroom Risotto, Fire-Grilled Fish, among others. It also contains side dishes, high energy snacks, desserts and beverages. Everything you need for that trip this summer.

This is THE definitive book for camping and trail food - what a great way to enjoy natural foods in the great outdoors!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Chadillac on April 29, 2013
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I felt the recipes were good, nothing wrong with that. But this kind of food is for someone that drives up to a campsite or has a horse and buggy. I backpack and try to keep my gear load down to 30 pounds. I felt the recipes were a little to intricate for making a wholesome meal after hiking 10+ miles with 30 pounds on your back. I'm not complaining about weight. I'm in incredible shape and have carried more than 50 pounds of weight for trips that don't offer resupply (i.e. water). I just want a tasty meal without 30 minutes of preparation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dustin J. Schwobe on January 5, 2013
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This is the second trail cookbook that I've purchased. In contrast to the first one, this book is a lot easier to use. Rather than cooking up entire meals and then dehydrating them, the recipes in this book call for dehydrated ingredients, which you then mix with water on the trail and cook for your meal. This makes the dehydration process much faster and simpler.

I've found the selection of recipes to be varied, and I've enjoyed all of the recipes that I've tried so far. I'd recommend the book to anyone who wants to start saving a ton of money by packing their own food for trips on the trail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Griffith on December 27, 2012
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I really REALLY love their original Food Dehydration Bible, so when I came across this title with the same authors, I instantly decided this to be a must-have.

Upon delivery, I realized this was a pretty darn close replica of the Food Dehydration Bible and that a few recipes and section titles were rearranged to tailor it to more of a backpacker. While that's a great idea to cater to separate markets, I wish I had known this before purchasing it since there was barely, if any, new material.

Good book to have if you don't have the other...so just make sure you own ONE of the copies!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Red Hot Cook on July 29, 2010
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These easy and delicious recipes really do meet the needs of wilderness and camping enthusiasts and provide tasty homemade meals while you're 'one with nature.'

Trail food made by combining wholesome foods that have been dried at home along with nutritious ingredients from your local grocery store turn out to be far more economical than commercially prepared packaged food.

And, all of these recipes can be customized to fit everyone's individual tastes - all while avoid preservatives. This book offers a wide array of recipes, from simple everyday foods to the tasty gourmet treats. It includes recipes for breakfasts, main courses, side dishes, breads, high-energy snacks, desserts and hot and cold beverages.

Many of the recipes are "just add water" and some require no cooking at all. Brilliant! And, some of the recipes, such as Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast, Curried Chicken and Apples, Campfire Pizzas, Cheese and Herb Skillet Biscuits, will be added to my daily repertoire - these are just too good to save for camping adventures.

I love the recipes, they all worked brilliantly every time I made them. I do believe that this will become THE definitive book on trail food. I trust it completely.
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