Backcountry Cooking is a blog dedicated to cooking outside your kitchen, whether it is deep in a wilderness area or at your favorite local Campsite. It is about products, recipes, tips, techniques and advice on how you can make and enjoy great food with your family and friends while enjoying the great outdoors. The articles will be dedicated to healthy and tasty foods that can be made with simple supplies from your local grocery stores, while taking in to account the unique factors that make backcountry cooking different than having a fully equipped kitchen.

My name is Nicholas Orlosky and I am the founder and author for this blog. I currently live in Athens, Georgia where I am a fourth year college student pursuing a degree in Parks and Recreation Management. My passion for the outdoors includes hiking, backpacking, canoeing or kayaking, and climbing, or whatever else I can do to enjoy nature and its grandness. If I’m not lucky enough to be outdoors on one my trips, my second love is cooking great food at home. I have been experimenting with cooking for about six years now, and really enjoy it. You might say, I love food and everything about it; the cultures behind it, the ingredients, and even the preparation. It occurred to me one day, wouldn’t it be an awesome idea to really sit down and bring these two things together and share it with the people that would also be interested, thus Backcountry Cooking was born!

Look for new articles that will pop up as quick as I can sit down and write, I have a lot of ideas to share with you all, and I'm sure more will develop as I head out on my trips and come back to share my Backcountry Cooking experiences with you. Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to tell your friends and family that might be interested!



  1. I really enjoyed reading your Blog, nice idea and very helpful. I have many friends that have asked what to bring to cook and eat while backpacking. I now have a very informative site to send them for information. That’s right - why should one miss out on great food while out in the backcountry…. Thanks!

    Whites, NH Hikers…

  2. Wonderful idea, Nicholas, to combine food and the great outdoors - nourishment for body and soul....

  3. I would like to contact you. I have a blog for backcounrty activities MaineOpenAir.com and would like to share some of your posts if you would be interested. I have an email under my contact tab on my site. Thanks!! Great stuff!


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