By Contributing Writer Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin, faculty member and Diversity + Inclusion Manager at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Whenever you travel into the backcountry, do you ask yourself: “Eat like a king but break my back with the weight; or eat like a squirrel and travel light and fast?” Well, you can stop asking yourself that question. Backcountry travel doesn’t involve a Hobson’s choice. Time and time again, our field instructors prove that you can have your cake and eat it, too.
This time, it’s breakfast. In the video below Casey Pikla and Amy Rathke show us that backcountry breakfast doesn’t mean choking down lukewarm flavored oatmeal—you can warm yourself with a savory cheesy spicy breakfast of grits and save some weight while you’re at it.