Taste the Adventure – Camp Cooking Demo and Tasting


Taste the Adventure – Camp Cooking Demo & Tasting

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tahoe Mountain Sports, Truckee

Please join us on May 18, 2017, for a Camp Cooking Demonstration, Backcountry Food Tasting, and Camp Stove Comparison. This event is hosted by Patagonia Clothing, Patagonia Provisions, Jetboil and Osprey Packs and features backcountry chef Michelle Shea from Adventure Dining Guide. There will also be an amazing raffle for 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 local ingredients from the Tahoe Food Hub that are easy to make right on the trails.

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”.  I especially love her recent recipe for summit soup!  I’m going to try this next time I go out in the backcountry.  Check it out –

There will also be an opportunity to sample some tasty dehydrated backpacking meals from AlpineAire.

Get advice on how to select the right camp stove and fuel for you. There will be a discussion about 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, Jetboil 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.

Next Steps

Can’t make it?  We’ll be live streaming the event on Facebook.  Follow our Facebook event page to get the link.

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!

Backcountry Nutrition by Michelle Shea at Adventure Dining Guide

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