Monday, May 30, 2011

Great stuff from mrbabelfish5!

As I type this I am enjoying a recipe from Mrbabelfish5 of youtube fame. I'm planning to get a dehydrator very (VERY) soon, and thought I'd try some recipes I found online. Today I gave Aztec Chicken Stew a whirl. I'll include the video at the end of the post, but I just wanted to highlight a change I made to the recipe.

I don't like squash, so I substituted the squash with Knorr's Buffalo Chicken side dish.
I made half of what the recipe called for, and one package of Knorrs was perfect for that amount. Just be sure to add a little extra chicken broth so your stew doesn't dry out, and add the rice about 7 minutes before you're done cooking.

Just a note a day later....loved the meal. If you like it spicy this one's for you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Ever Trail Ready Giveaway!!!!!!

For some folks the motto is "go big or go home", but the unofficial motto here at Trail Ready is "go small and go hiking". That being said, I've decided to do our first ever giveaway. I'm going to make this contest easy.

The rules are very simple:

1) The contest is open to all.
2) All you have to do to enter is send me your name and email address with the subject line "Trail Ready Giveaway". Your info is used for purposes of this contest only, and will not be sold or used for any other purpose.
3) One entry per person.
4) The contest will end on June 11th, 2011.
5) The contest is open to all countries, and the prize will be shipped free to the winner, regardless of location.
6) I will draw the winner at 10pm EST using the random number generator at
7) All contest emails should be sent to .

So your asking, what do I win? Nothing less than my favorite backpacking stove, the Gram Weenie PRO, along with a windscreen(3.5" or 5.5") and fuel bottle( 2oz or 4oz).
All items are brand new, and the stove will be the second generation version with the roll crimp top.

Well, what are you waiting for? Times short - go tell all your friends!

Good luck to all!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Trail Ready Episode 3

A review of some Sea2Summit products, and a modified way to pitch a tarp in the lean-to configuration.