Random House The Well-Fed Backpacker

rated 5.0 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Random House The Well-Fed Backpacker cookbook


Price Historic Range: $13.95-$15.00


Great cookbook for the backpacker!


  • Great recipes
  • Super valuable info


  • Hasn't been updated since 1985

I wouldn't use the term 'glamping' to describe our backpacking outings, however we do put a great deal of thought into our meals while on the trail. I have other books that mainly discuss the use of a dehydrator, this book is different.

June Fleming discusses backpackers needs from top to bottom: nutrition, packing, cooking, camp setup. She discusses where to get certain ingredients and how to use them in conjunction. This book doesn't have a massive amount of recipes however it has some incredibly valuable information.  

A good read for the winter months to prep for next season!

Source: received it as a personal gift


I own a copy of this book as well, and I agree with you that the chief con is the dated nature of the book. Great recipes, but there are so many other options today. I made her Logan Bread recipe, which I understand to be an old school staple. Today, we have many energy bar options (that taste better and weigh less). I also learned to make Fruit Leather through this book. It's a good book; I just wish it could be brought up to date. (Oh, and DON'T try the Mexican Mocha--nasty!)

5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this, Sarah.

5 years ago

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