Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic

Outlandish: Fuel Your Epic

by Morgan Sjogren


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Outlandish is a sun-soaked starter manual to fueling your own epic. In this guide, the canyoneering wordsmith and adventurer Morgan Sjogren shows how outdoor adventure can become your lifestyle. Through her riveting personal stories, flavorful recipes, and the book’s gotta-go-there photographs, Sjogren shares her advice and lessons learned from years exploring the desert Southwest while living out of her canary-yellow Jeep Wrangler. Outlandish is a gorgeous guide to a more adventurous life.

In Outlandish , Sjogren shows how to sleep better in a car, build a cooking fire, overcome calamity, repurpose bacon grease, leave no trace, sun-dry tomatoes on your car hood, cook food on a hot engine block, and select practical gear for your tailgate kitchen. Equipped with little more than Outlandish , a backpacking stove, a cooler, and a few staple foods, you can seek out your own adventures fueled by Sjogren’s inspiring outdoor lifestyle as well as her favorite burritos, dandelion salads, campfire blondies, and prickly pear margaritas.

Sjogren offers up dozens of recipes that draw from the places she’s been—Sedona, Bears Ears, Yosemite, Silverton, Utah—and help her tell intoxicating tales of exploration and mishap. There are taco recipes remembered from the highest mountain in Mexico and “50 Shades of Burritos” with flavors taken from around the Four Corners.

Outlandish is equal parts fuel for the body and food for the soul. This smart and meaningful guide comes straight from the Utah canyon country and deserts of Arizona to share lessons learned from a life lived in wilderness. Sjogren’s exhilarating guide will stoke your desire for adventure while offering tools, tips, and tricks that can help you launch your epic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715953
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 05/15/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 275,449
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Morgan Sjogren ("SHOW gren") is a writer, adventurer, and former elite track athlete turned avid trail runner. A lifelong competitive runner, Morgan has raced sprints on the track to ultramarathons in the mountains, yet she prefers using running as a vehicle to explore wild places. Her writing focuses on human-powered adventure. Sjogren is the author of The Best Bears Ears National Monument Hikes , the first guidebook devoted to the National Monument. Morgan is currently based in Northern Arizona but spends most of the year on the road. Her writing and photography has been published by REI, Runner’s World , Trail Runner, Patagonia, Archaeology Southwest , Sidetracked , Gear Junkie, Snowsports Industry Association (SIA), and Adventure Pro.

Table of Contents

Preface: You’re Going to Eat That? A Running Bum’s Food Philosophy

Introduction: Runaway—Sentenced to Summer

Eastern Sierras to the Four Corners

How to Set Up Your Cooking Space on the Road

Gone Guidebooking

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Recipes: The Basic Bean, Desert Burger

How to Roll a Burrito

Heat Sources

Granite Hugs

Yosemite National Park, California

Recipes: Tuolumne Thai Noodles, Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Smile Country

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Utah

Recipe: Fajita Burritos

Welcome to the Sport of Burro Racing

Creede, Colorado

Recipes: Avocado Toast, Monkey Dogs

Silverton Scavenger Hunt

Silverton, Colorado

Recipe: Foraged Dandelion Greens with Wild Raspberries

The Tundrathon Triple

Silverton, Colorado

Recipe: Chilaquilles

Running Naked in Monsoon Season

Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Recipes: Comb Ridge Coma Burrito, Prickly Pear Margarita

The Leave No Trace Kitchen

Mars Coyote

Lake Powell, Utah

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Wraps

Sky Skating

Eastern Sierras, California, and Silverton, Colorado

Recipe: Alpine Alfredo Pasta

Herschel the Trail-Blazing Mountain Mutt

Prescott, Arizona

Recipes: Banana Pancakes, Dumpster Pasta Sauce

No Exit Route

Page, Arizona

Recipe: Veggie-Zona Burrito

Bacon-Packing: Five Days and Ways to Live on Bacon

Strange Sleep

The Highest Taco Stand in Mexico

Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

Recipes: Tacos Veracruz, Fried Ham and Potato Enchiladas, Fan-Tang Sports Drink

The Endless Road Trip

The West

Recipes: Sam’s Van Salad, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Rainbow Curry Burritos

Burrito Uprising

Yosemite National Park, California

Recipe: Model Veggie Wraps

Why I Signed Up for a Race I Knew I Couldn’t Finish

Silverton, Colorado

Recipes: Bagels Rancheros, Jalapeno Popper Burritos

Becoming Desert

Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument, Utah

Recipes: Cactus Tacos, Dirty Blondies

50 Shades of Burritos



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