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We’ve had the same challenge. You can’t carry-on or check camping gas/combustables in your luggage. Please respect that and don’t be a weasel. For every trip that we go on out of our backyard, we research a camping or sports store at our destination. It’s also a great time to chat with a local and get some tips.

For 2 people, per day of hiking, we recommend 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and any snacks you like. Plus plenty of water. For 4 people, per day of hiking, we recommend 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and any snacks you like. Also good to overplan a little for when Jake gets really hungry. (everyone has a friend named Jake that’s hungry) Plus plenty of water.

Nice! Good on ya. You can easily download multiple recipes to fit your needs. We also understand that weight can be a factor. Maybe have a MONTyBOCA fresh meal/heavier meal on night one, then go to the jerky and packaged dry meals. Need more help? Let Chef Corso currate your trip for you.

It’s only a few dollars, depending on the recipe and usually less to any freeze-dried meal. Would you rather have fresh food or packaged food on your trip?

Oh man….so many great places. And it can be daunting with that much beauty out there. Find a local park or natural preserve. Go somewhere new. Where ever you are, there is something pretty to see. Check out these sites for some options: http://www.alltrails.com , http://www.outdoorproject.com

No more than 5 min.

Mont = short for mountain. We like going into the mountains Boca = mouth. We eat with our mouth. Sounds like a great combo to us!

Yes it is! Yes it will! Most recipes are very filling. But if you’re concerned about being hungry…..pack a second recipe and share the load!

No worries! Take it out! Exchange it for something you think is the bees knees!

No problem! Do your best to find something close and it should work just fine. And who knows…? maybe you just stumbled on a great new recipe!

All recipes are formatted for approximately a 1.5 L stove. Each recipe can be cut on 1/4 or 1/2 depending on your stove. These recipes are great jumping off points for flavor ideas and combinations and can be modified for smaller portions.

It’s a great and easy present for yourself! You deserve to be able to cook up great food anywhere! But we also have a bunch of NO BURNER recipes for you.

That’s ok! All recipes are super easy to shop for and cook up…all in 30 min or less. You can do it!

Sure! that would be amazing. Reach out to us at [email protected] to see if we are in your region

No problem! Do your best to find something close and it should work just fine. And who knows…? maybe you just stumbled on a great new recipe!

When I get to the camp site, and things are set up and dinner is complete, there’s nothing better than a little hooch around the fire. Have any tips for packing booze on the trail?


Chef Corso:  - Great Q Mike!  If you are looking for a little nip, I recommend a standard metal flask as long as it's not too heavy.  Old plastic 2-8 oz beverage containers  work great as well.  Just make sure they're threaded.  Cheers!

Hello! I saw your wonderful presentation with the Mountaineers this evening and wanted to ask you if you create recipes that are low FODMAP ingredients? Specifically, I’m having a heck of a time finding recipes or prepackaged backpacking meals that don’t have lots of onion and garlic. I’m looking for 2-3 dinner recipes that I could use on backpacking or climbing trips that minimize weight. Would love to consult with you about this      -Sara


Hi Sara!

Thanks for tuning in and great question.
This can be a tough one, as you mentioned so many things have onion and garlic.  
Some ingredients that I think could be helpful for FODMAP and backpacking are eggs, grits/polenta, pre-packaged grain mixes, rice noodles, and pre-packaged protein like tofu/chicken/tuna.
I would suggest modifying a few of our recipes (I do like garlic and onion) to fit your needs.
A few that come to mind are:
-Pad Thai
-Tom Yum Noodle Bowl
-Grain Bowls (in no burner section)
-Tuscan Polenta
-Cheesy Grits (using which ever cheese works for your belly)
-Veggie Chop Suey (add protein as desired)
-Mango Fried Rice, sub pineapple
-overnight breakfast grains
-tropical oatmeal
Hope these work for you belly!
-Chef Corso

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