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Gourmet backpacking dinner recipes

June 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
couple cooking over camp stove

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Campfire culinary skills

If you think spending a week in the wilderness means subsisting on days-old gorp, flavorless noodles and whatever you can catch or forage, you're in for a scrumptious surprise. With a little bit of preparation you can eat quick, easy gourmet meals on the trail — and be the envy of all your trailmates. All of the recipes we've gathered can be made in just a freezer bag or one pot and cooked over a campfire or simple camp stove. After all, the last thing you need when backpacking is a pile of dirty pots and pans! So lace up those hiking boots, grab your titanium spork, and read on for some truly divine campfire cuisine. (Text: Laura Moss)