Going gourmet in the wilderness

Fast and Light – Paul Garland

Paul Garland has done the hard yards to compile his book of tried and true tramping recipes – and he’s still walking the talk. This summer he’s indulging his passion for tramping by walking the Te Araroa trail, which runs 3,000 km down the length of New Zealand and includes many of our most beautiful wilderness areas.

In his pack is a copy of his book, Fast and Light, an easy to follow overview of tramping food options available in New Zealand. Packed with over 70 recipes, preparation advice, packaging suggestions and cooking instructions, Fast and Light contains 110 pages of great outdoor cooking information to help prepare tasty and nutritious meals while tramping the New Zealand wilderness. It’s designed to assist with fast, lightweight food options on extended and multi-day tramps, and to make food planning and menu selection more interesting.

Minestrone, featured in Fast and Light

Fast and Light is A5 sized (210mm x 148mm) for easy packing and spiral bound for culinary convenience, with front and back covers laminated to withstand the odd wipe down, as all well-used recipe books require from time to time. This is a great gift for trampers, campers and outdoor types.

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One Response to “Going gourmet in the wilderness”

  1. Sharon Sloane says:

    Hi Paul, Thanks for getting the book posted so quickly. I first read about it in an article about you walking Te Araroa in the Wilderness magazine a few months ago. My husband is walking TA as a section walker as time and business allow. Our two young daughters and myself accompany him when we can. There has been some discussion / comment on the Facebook TA group about Back Country Cuisine and alternatives. Debbie McColl has completed TA using your book to plan and prepare their meals which prompted me to have another look at it. I do have a dehydrator and have dried meals for us, but am interested in better planning as well. Thanks Sharon

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