- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Three Forks; 1st edition (February 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1560448814
- ISBN-13: 978-1560448815
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,077,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Lipsmackin' Backpackin': Lightweight Trail-tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips Paperback – February 1, 2000
There is a newer edition of this item:
See the Best Books of the Month
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
From the Back Cover
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
First, I will surely enjoy this book more over time. It features over 150 recipes the authors collected from other trekkers met on the trail, and this creates a lot of diversity in the recipes. But, like a church fundraiser cookbook that gathers recipes from every parishioner, good cook or bad, the recipes contained herein have inconsistencies and problems that only experience will tell you to prepare the food differently.
For example, several recipes call for soaking "instant" brown rice for several hours. In my experience, this suggests these hikers prefer a crunchy product that sticks in their teeth. Instant brown rice, even if it is soaked for hours, should simmer a bit, and that means carrying more fuel. Or it should be fully prepared before the trip, dehydrated and THEN rehydrated by a long soak (this works). This kind of detail is missing from several recipes.
From a food safety perspective, I was disappointed to see so many meat, poultry, and fish-containing recipes lacking detail on the drying temperature or length of time. Fully cooked meat, poultry, and fish should be cooked at least 4 hours at 155 to 160 degrees, and THEN fully dried at a somewhat lower temperature. The recipes often omit such critical details, although a section at the front of the book suggests 140 to 145 degrees for meats. The recipes for drying raw meats are more specific, but again refer to temperature ranges from 140 to 175 degrees F, when the food safety goal is 160 degrees.
A few recipes are intended for heavier packers - such as those that contain cans of Spam or bags of fully prepared boil-in-a-bag rice. Some recipes, especially breakfast and granola items, strongly resemble each other.
So my ideal light backpacking cookbook would have these features .. and this cookbook has many of my desired features ...
- lots of recipes (check)
- diversity of ingredients (check)
- serving size (check)
- nutritional content per serving (check)
- pack weight (check)
- photographs (none in this book alas)
- dehydration specifics for every meat, fish, poultry, or dairy recipe (very inconsistent in this book)
- foods that can be rehydrated with cold or boiling water without simmering (also inconsistent in this book)
Still if you want to see what other packers are eating, this is a great resource.
Recently bought this book (along with another unnamed, but decent, book) and have tried several of the recipes of both. I was SO impressed with this one, I searched and found another book published by the Conners..."Laipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin'". Had concerns about repeated recipes and e-mail, through the Amazon link, the authors. I had a reply in less than 2 hours time....probaly about an hours time. Recipes in the Vegetarian edition are all different. Guess what's on the way to our house :). As I told Christine (one of the authors), I am excited about this other book giving my husband and I more menu alternative as well as for more gift ideas to our backpacking friends. As I told her, "this will hopefully help reduce our total pack weight" since we won't have a reason to carry extras.