Gourmet Gluten Free Backcountry Cooking


Description: Tired of always eating the same old camp food? Heading out for your first camping or hiking trip and not sure what to pack? In this hands-on field seminar, REI Outdoor School instructors will teach you how to build a safe, efficient camp kitchen, design a menu, and prepare gourmet gluten free meals using fresh ingredients that will delight your campers and elevate your wilderness experiences! Learn about proper food handling and sanitation techniques and tips on preparing and storing your food to minimize cleanup. We will discuss what stove and fuel types are best for your needs, then we will prepare and cook a shared meal on a variety of stoves. We'll be creating some of our staff's favorite camp recipes from a mix of dried and fresh ingredients that are sure to please. All stoves, kitchen materials, and food ingredients provided (with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters). Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Strategies for healthy, delicious gluten free meals using fresh ingredients
  • Packing, storing and transporting fresh ingredients into the backcountry
  • Proper food handling and sanitation techniques
  • Practice hands-on cooking during class
  • Applicable skills suitable for backpackers and car campers alike

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Gourmet Gluten Free Backcountry Cooking Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • None


  • None

Gear provided by REI:

  • Cookset
  • Food - Camping food.
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Backpacking Stove