This is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants great-tasting and nutritious meals trailside. It features more than 150 meatless recipes from experienced long-distance hikers. Each recipe provides the following: home preparation directions, trailside cooking instructions, backpack weight and detailed nutritional information. Special sections show how to use a dehydrator, how to locate specialized sources of dried foods, and how to convert measurements. Highlighted sections provide special preparation notes along with variations on the recipes. The recipes in this book will appeal to all kinds of appetites. A sampling: Death Valley Chili; Triple Crown Curry Couscous; Oasis Fruit Bars; Vegan Super Hero Burritos; Cheese Coins; Taconic Mountain Cheesy Rice; Switchback Smoothie; Ginger Kick Bread; Wild Berry Fruit Leather; Cloudy Mountain Latte; and White Bear Mocha. KLIATT Codes: JSARecommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Globe Pequot, 231p. illus. index., Ages 12 to adult.