DIY Backacking Trail Breakfast

Backpacking Breakfast Recipe: Trail Banana Bread

A good no-cook trail breakfast is like gold – super precious, yet hard to find. Today, I have a simple tried and tested backpacking recipe to share: Trail Banana Bread. Each serving is approximately 500 to 550 calories, though eat as much as you need to feel fueled since you will cut the slices into small squares!

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gourmet freeze dried meals for backpacking camping hunting by Bushka's Kitchen

Help Us Launch our Newest Freeze Dried Meals and Save 15%!

Each pouch is hand filled which limits how many pouches we can package in a single day. As we've grown, this process has increasingly become a bottleneck in our production. This is why we are asking for your help in launching these new dishes! 
A portion of all pre-sales will go towards purchasing equipment to help automate this process!

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Maintain social distance during day hikes

How To Maintain Social Distancing While Day Hiking

Hiking, by nature, is an activity that requires planning – sometimes only a little and sometimes months’ worth of research. So, it should come as no surprise to the serious hiker that the key to safe and respectful hiking during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place & social distancing mandate is thorough planning and preparation. 

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bulk emergency freeze dried food

COVID-19 Impact & Freeze Dried Food Production Timeline

Let me start by saying I hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. I am writing to assure that everyone in the Bushka family is healthy and in good spirits (and using the lessoned traffic to spend more evenings night hiking. Not all social distancing needs to be done at home!)

Due to increased demand, some meals are currently out of stock or we have limited supply on remaining freeze dried meals. At this time, we are waiting for our next shipment of packaging so we can begin making more freeze dried meal pouches. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

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Paperwork to bring backpacking

Paperwork to bring backpacking

If your next adventure is taking you into the backcountry, you’re probably already planning on how to shave some weight off your pack. Chances are, you’re looking at your wallet and wondering what needs to come along and what can stay behind. If the only paperwork you’re bringing is a map, read on!

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trans catalina thru hike trip report

Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail

As far as mile per view goes, backpacking the Trans Catalina trail is hard to beat for the amount of effort and miles you need to put in for the grand, sweeping ridge views! While low mileage and a non technical trail, don't let the mile markers fool you into thinking this is a simple backpacking trip along a fire road. You'll climb up to the ridge, down to the ocean, and back up to the ridge, pretty much every single day!

Easy, yet excellent backpacking trip for the winter season as the mileage between campsites is low enough to accomplish in limited winter daylight hours.

Great trip for a gear shakeout if you're testing out new gear or simply looking to see what items you can go without.

Great intro to backpacking as there’s a lot of trail support or for experienced backpackers who want a low stress, minimal planning trip.

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See you at the 2020 CDT Trail Days!

See you at the 2020 CDT Trail Days!

We are so excited to be attending this year's CDT Trail Days in April! New Mexico is a gorgeous state with phenomenal views and trails, and we are excited to be headed back there! 

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gluten free freeze dried food for backpacking

Gluten Free Freeze Dried Food

Are our meals gluten free? Yes… and no. If you choose to avoid gluten from a lifestyle choice and not from a dietary restriction, then you shouldn’t have any issue eating our meals. However, our meals are not produced in a gluten free facility. 

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freeze dried food for thruhiking trails

Pre-order and save 10% on our Newest Freeze Dried Meals!

Pre-order and save 10% on our two newest freeze dried dishes. Our Cranberry Rice Pudding (vegan; dessert) and Sweet Potato Mash (vegan; side dish) are available for pre-order from now until January 24! 

Both of these dishes feed two! Plenty of food to share or to enjoy solo as a single feast. Discount applied automatically at checkout. 

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