Family Traditions – How our favorite camp meals came to be!
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by Packit Gourmet
3w ago
As a family that has been cooking outside for multiple generations, one common question we hear is “where do your recipes come from?”. Our roots are in the deep South regions of the United States; but our travels have exposed us to flavors worldwide. That being said, most of the flavors you’ll find in our meal offerings are inspired by our own home-cooking experience and the comfort foods that we enjoy most ourselves. In the early years, our camp kitchens were anything but lightweight, packable or tidy. It was only after we realized the power of dehydrated food & ingredients, that we jumpe ..read more
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Embrace The Chill: Our Tips & Tricks for Winter Camping!
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by Packit Gourmet
4M ago
Winter camping is a unique and exhilarating experience that transforms the great outdoors into a serene winter wonderland. While summer camping has its charms, there’s something magical about camping amidst a snowy landscape. For those adventurous souls ready to embrace the chill, we’ve curated a list of top 5 tips to make your winter camping trip both safe and enjoyable. Gear Up for the Cold: Winter camping demands specialized gear to keep you warm and comfortable. If tent camping, invest in a high-quality four-season tent that provides insulation and protection against the cold wind. A slee ..read more
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For The Kiddos!
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by Packit Gourmet
7M ago
Nourishing our kids with meaningful wilderness experiences can be a full-time job, and if you’re a parent who’s taken the kids camping, you know that mealtime is nooo exception! Meal time can perhaps be the most joyous or stressful moment of a family camping trip or road trip. We are no strangers to embracing wilderness experiences with little ones in tow.  In fact, Packit Gourmet’s roots run deep into the world of family fun. Many of our best selling, current entrees were first cooked on the banks of rivers and around campground fire rings as a family traveling through Canada, the US ..read more
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What’s Your Camping Style?
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by Packit Gourmet
8M ago
Take a deep dive into our curated Meal Bundles, designed for Every Camper Type! Camping isn’t just a one-size-fits-all experience; it’s a world of diverse outdoor adventures waiting to be explored. Whether you’re an intrepid backpacker seeking solitude in the backcountry or a family of campers looking to enjoy the great outdoors with all the comforts of home, there’s a camping style that suits your preferences and desires. And, of course, your culinary needs and preferences will mirror your chosen camping style. Our meal bundles are the perfect companions for your next outdoor escapade, regard ..read more
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Trail Meals for Dry Camps
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by Packit Gourmet
8M ago
For many of us, there’s nothing quite like traveling through remote wilderness areas, far away from the hustle and bustle of life. These super remote locations often provide breathtaking vistas and the solitude many wilderness travelers live for. However, from time to time, and especially here in the Southwest, these trails, camps, and wilderness areas can be lacking in one critical component for a smooth journey: WATER! Dry camps, also known as waterless camps, are campsites located in areas where there is limited or no access to freshwater sources like rivers, streams, or lakes. Dry camps ..read more
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A Summer Recap From Bend Outdoors – Back To The Fundamentals
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by Packit Gourmet
9M ago
– a guest blog by Mark Cortinas – In a world so vastly complex and ever changing, the outdoors is something so vital to center us back to what really matters most. Bend Outdoors hosted two guided trips to Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Teton National park, and had a little play in between. As the dog days of summer come to a halt, I feel I am learning the delicate art of mixing work with play. Packit Gourmet was there to provide us with the ultimate nutrition we needed to keep both our customers & ourselves fueled for all of our adventures. Memorial day began our summer adventu ..read more
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All The Extras – Our Always Free Condiments Just Got Better!
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by Packit Gourmet
10M ago
Packit Gourmet meals include all of the items you need to elevate your outdoor dining experience including chips and cheese toppers, “the works” for your burger and any condiments we think will enhance the flavors of the meal. Over the years, we’ve come to realize that not everyone chooses the same condiments and not all campers opt to add a splash of hot sauce to their burrito… so we’re turning the choice over to you! Our condiments will remain as complimentary add-ons to any meal that we think might benefit but rather than including them in the meal pouch, our customers will now b ..read more
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For The Sweet Tooth
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by Packit Gourmet
1y ago
At Packit Gourmet, we take pride in crafting desserts that ignite your taste buds and make your outdoor adventures even sweeter. Got a sweet tooth, yourself? We are confident our mouthwatering lineup of camp desserts will take your wilderness experience to new heights Let’s take a deep dive into our favorite trail desserts and camp delicacies: Mom’s Banana Puddin’ Reminisce about cherished family gatherings with our Mom’s Banana Puddin’. This comforting dessert features layers of creamy vanilla pudding, fresh bananas, and a generous topping of vanilla wafer crumbs. With a simple preparatio ..read more
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Our Team’s Top Picks for 3 Day Weekend Adventures
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by Packit Gourmet
1y ago
Summer has arrived here in TX along with one of our favorite summer rituals – The 3 Day Weekend! We take long weekends seriously over here at PackitGourmet, and we think you should too! To help inspire, we’ve compiled some of our favorite dream long weekend destinations near Packit Gourmet HQ here in Central Texas. All images by our friend and photographer, Grant Pittman. See more of his beautiful Texas landscapes here! 1. Big Bend National Park First up on our list is Big Bend National Park, a massive, rugged and awe-inspiring desert landscape that will ignite your sense of exploration. With ..read more
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The Great Tortilla Showdown
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by Packit Gourmet
1y ago
Why does the tortilla reign supreme? Simply put, the tortilla or wrap is a practically un-smush-able, shelf stable, easy to pack bread that you can pair to any and all savory flavors. Tortillas and wraps open the door to backcountry meal possibilities that are unattainable without this magical layer of bread; possibilites such as Tacos, Burritos, Deli Wraps, Pizza…wait, did you just say PIZZA? …We sure did, so keep reading! For years, backcountry chefs have debated on what constitutes a “tortilla” vs a “wrap”. Traditionally, tortillas have been smaller and thinner in size, with wraps being lar ..read more
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