Taste the Adventure
Camp Cooking Demonstration and Food Tasting with Michelle Shea from Adventure Dining Guide
Tuesday, May 22, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tahoe Mountain Sports, Truckee
Back by popular demand! Michelle Shea from Adventure Dining Guide will be in the shop cooking up fresh, local food from Tahoe Food Hub! She will give you some tips, tricks and killer recipes to take home so you can step up your backcountry cooking game. Learn how easy it is to use fresh ingredients to elevate your camp food.
Please join us Tuesday May 22 starting at 6 pm for a Camp Cooking Demonstration, Backcountry Food Tasting, and Camp Stove Comparison.
This event is sponsored by Patagonia and Patagonia Provisions. Patgaonia Provisions uses delicious, responsibly sourced food in all of its meals. Other sponsors include Osprey, Alpinaire Foods, and Adventure Dining Guide. We’ll be having a fabulous raffle at after the demonstration to benefit Tahoe Food Hub!
Tahoe Mountain Sports and Adventure Dining Guide will have a camp cooking demonstration and tasting where participants can learn to cook delicious backcountry meals and snacks made with fresh, local ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub that are easy to make right on the trail.
Michelle Shea, founder of Adventure Dining Guide, teaches backcountry cooking and shares recipes that are easy to make and use real food. Her mission is to encourage others to “eat civilized, miles from civilization”.
Dehydrated Food Tasting
There will also be an opportunity to sample some tasty dehydrated backpacking meals from AlpineAire. Learn tips on how to spice up your dehydrated food meals by adding a few easy ingredients and chopping them up at home before your trip.
Camp Stove Comparison
Learn about the differences and similarities between camp stoves for backcountry camping and car camping. Learn different fuel types and best practices.
Here’s a great video you can watch ahead of time to help you start your search for the best backpacking stove –
Giving Back to Our Community
Thanks to our sponsors Patagonia, Patagonia Provisions, Adventure Dining Guide, Snow Peak and Osprey Packs for helping to make this event possible. This event is in support of the Tahoe Food Hub, a local nonprofit focused on building a regional food system. They connect local farmers with restaurants, hospitals and schools so everyone has fresh food from a farm not more than 100 miles away.
After a full day in the backcountry you want food that provides the right nourishment, gives you strength and tastes good. There are many options depending on how far and how long you are going. A good rule of thumb is to pack 1.5 to 2 pounds of food with 2,500 – 3,500 calories per day made up of complex carbohydrates and proteins. Nuts and dried fruits or canned tuna with crackers are great snacks. It’s also always a good idea to include food items that don’t need cooking in case your stove malfunctions.
Fresh foods are great for the first day or two of your backcountry adventure. For longer trips you’ll want to include dry foods like pasta, noodles, instant rice, soup mixes, drink mixes and dehydrated foods. We are here to help you plan and gear up for your next trip.
Check out this blog post from Michelle Shea at Adventure Dining Guide on Backcountry Nutrition with some great tips so you can stay fueled up on your next adventure!
Can’t Make it?
Stop by the shop any time to see different backpacking food choices, discuss recipes, and learn about the stoves we have available.
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