Category Archives: Outdoor Meals

The Sierra Trading Post outdoor meal series, called campsite cooking, features outdoor meals, backpacking recipes, car camping meals, dutch oven deserts and backpack meal planning. You’ll find video recipes from great tasting backpacking breakfast, light weight backpacking recipes and vegetarian backpacking meals to cast iron cooking, dutch oven recipes, family camping meals and delicious camping deserts. You’ll be inspired to try these new camping recipes and easy backpacking meals to change up the routine of your camping meals.

Top Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

best energy bars

A quick energy filled snack is just what you need for a hike, run or day in the outdoors. We recently did a six part series featuring our favorite homemade energy bar recipes. From no-bake Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars to Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars, we’ve got a few recipes you’ll want to try. Favorite Homemade Energy Bar Recipes Bright-N-Early Esspresso Bars Need a jolt of energy to get moving in the morning? Try these delicious energy bars sure to give you the energy you need to tackle that hike or cover those miles. Full Recipe: Esspresso Bar Recipe Honey […]

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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar

Great tasting energy bars aren’t that difficult to make at home. We’ve featured many no-bake energy bar recipes in the last few weeks and we’ve got another great tasting option below. The Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar tastes great, it’s healthy and it will fuel your body for any adventure. Watch this quick video or scroll down for the full recipe. Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar Microwave 1/2 Cup of Honey for 15 seconds. Add 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Add the following […]

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Energy Bar Recipe: Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars

Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Every outdoor excursion requires the right trail food to keep your body fueled for the adventure. You probably have a favorite trail mix recipe or a favorite energy bar that you enjoy on the trail or in the backcountry. We’ve put the two together for a special energy bar recipe we call Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars. Watch this quick video to see how to make Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars or keep reading to see the entire recipe below. Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bar Recipe Mix the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl: 1 Cup of Crushed Walnuts […]

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Bright-N-Early Espresso Energy Bars

Espresso Bar Recipe

Energy Bars are a great source of fuel for your hike, run, climb or any outdoor adventure. Sometimes you just need that extra jolt of energy to get going and that’s when a Bright-N-Early Espresso Bar comes in handy. This easy to make homemade energy bar recipe is delicious and is sure to get you going. Watch the video below or follow these directions to make this great no-bake energy bar recipe. Bright-N-Early Espresso Bars Energy Bar Recipe Mix the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 2 Cups Granola 1 Cup Dried Pomegranates 1 Cup Almonds 1/2 Cup Honey […]

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Honey Oat Energy Bites: Homemade Energy Bars

Honey Oat Energy Bites

We started the homemade energy bar series to share some of our favorite energy food recipes. We’ve already featured Chocolaty Raisin Crunch Bars and Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars and now it’s time for one of my favorites, Honey Oat Energy Bites. These delicious energy bites are easy to make and will fuel you up for any outdoor adventure. Watch this quick video or see the full recipe below. Honey Oat Energy Bites Mix the following ingredients in a mixing bowl. Start with the dry ingredients first and add peanut butter and honey last. 1 Cup of Oats 2/3 Cup Coconut […]

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars

Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars Recipe

Taste is the one thing that you might be sacrificing with your current energy bar choice but there are many options for energy food that tastes great. We started our homemade energy bar recipe series with Chocolaty Raisin Crunch Bars. In our second energy bar recipe, we bring you a sweet tasting energy bar, Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars. Chocolate Covered Cherry Bars While these might not be the healthiest energy bars, they are delicious and the nuts will definitely give you the energy you need to hike that trail, ride your bike or climb that mountain. Watch this quick video […]

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Homemade Energy Bar Recipe: Chocolaty Raisin Crunch Bars

A delicious homemade energy bar recipe

As an extension of our Campsite Cooking Series, we are excited to bring you a video series dedicated to easy and delicious energy bar recipes. This is the first of a six part series featuring our favorite homemade energy bars. Click the video to see these bars being made or find the full recipe below. Chocolaty Raisin Crunch Bars Energy bars, energy gels and trail food can be expensive. Fueling your body for a hike, run, ride or any outdoor activity is very important but you can’t forget about taste. With that in mind, one of our favorite homemade energy […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Camp Stove Recipe

Pumpkin Latte

*This pumpkin spice latte recipe is a guest post from Katie Boué* Whether you love to hate, hate to love, or shamelessly adore them, pumpkin spice lattes are undeniably the defining beverage of the autumn season. Buying a latte from Starbucks every morning isn’t a viable option for folks who would rather spend their cash on gear, so homemade coffee concoctions are the way to go. Watching the seasons turn while camping and climbing at Red River Gorge in Kentucky has left me with an insatiable craving for a pumpkin-flavored caffeinated treat, but my original homemade pumpkin spice latte recipe […]

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Homemade Energy Bars

homemade granola bars

Every good adventure requires a great snack. While I love many of the store-bought energy bars and granola bars on the market, nothing beats homemade energy bars. You can save some money and modify the recipe for the exact taste you prefer. Here is a recipe for delicious soft and chewy granola bars that you can make at home. Recipe: Homemade Energy Bars You can easily make your own energy bar. Here are the ingredients you’ll need. This recipe comes from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 2 T ground flaxseed or wheat germ 1/2 t baking […]

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#JMT2013: Prep, Training Pays Off on John Muir Trail

Andy and Chris were prepped and trained up for their John Muir Trail adventure!

Days one, two and three were hard, Andy Hawbaker told me on day 13 of their 200-mile trek along the John Muir Trail. How do he and trekking partner Chris Martin feel now? Did their training for the John Muir Trail pay off? “Good!” Hawbaker said with enthusiasm. “Three or four days ago we started feeling the pain. Aches. Blisters. Foot pain. So there’s been a bit of struggle.” Hawbaker is Sierra Trading Post’s blogger. Martin is our videotographer. They teamed up with outdoorsy blogger Paul Osborn for this adventure months ago. Their trek began on July 13, which also […]

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