Classes & Workshops

Kitchens, Cuisine & Food Planning

Nutrition is one of the most important factors on a backpacking trip.  The amount of calories you'll burn in a day is generally higher than you would normally.  Your body will burn a lot of fuel and you'll need to replace those calories.  There's a saying - fat burns in a carbohydrate fire.  What this means is that you'll need sugars in order to burn your fat.

Aside from making sure you have fuel to burn, backcountry cuisine can be tasty.  We believe that a good meal can really boost morale and gives you something to look forward to.

In this class we'll teach you about the different types of cooking methods and stoves.  We'll also teach you how to plan your meals & packaging.  Lastly, we'll teach you of the various culinary options out there from freeze-dried meals, to supermarket options, and finally how to build a few meals from scratch.

Duration:  1-Day

Departs:  Various locations depending on the time of year.

Includes:  Cooking equipment, misc. backpacking meals for demonstration.

Not-Included:  Personal insurance and expenses, Pre- or post-trip lodging, Transportation.  You must bring your own personal water, snacks & lunch.

Cost:  $50/person 

Note about itinerary changes: We do our best to operate each trip as closely as possible to the published itinerary, however there are sometimes forces outside of our control that could require us to make adjustments to the operations of a trip. These include but are not limited to weather, natural disasters, road closures, park closures, campsite availability, emergency guest illness or injury.


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Backpacking is a very challenging endeavor and each route will require a certain level of fitness, capability and in some cases, experience.  Our goal is to ensure that you do not get in over your head to the extent it requires an evacuation.  Our staff is eager to work with you to put together the adventure that's best for you and your group.





Arizona Backpacking Company