There’s nothing quite like backpacking. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, your mind feeling lighter and freer with each passing day as you venture farther and farther into the wilderness. Carrying everything you need for such adventures is rarely an easy task though. Food and water take up half the weight of most people’s packs, so many, myself included, often opt for specially-designed backpacking meals to help lighten the load, and to leave more time for enjoying the outdoors instead of spending that time with all the tasks associated with cooking and cleaning a meal from scratch!
As you may know, there is a pretty big range of backpacking meals. Lots of them are wonderfully delicious and nutritious, but let’s be honest, some of them…not so much. It’s always a little nerve-wracking bringing a new meal out on a trip, and it’s difficult (and expensive!) to do an extensive taste test to figure out which ones you like, so I did some of the work for you in a review of camping meals from companies easily accessible to us here in Vancouver, British Columbia. I chose six companies to compare a wide range including those large and small, local and international, and menu offerings with different specializations. Companies reviewed are Backcountry Wok, Happy Yak, Good To-Go, PeakEATS, Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen and Mountain House.
See the blog post at hikesnearvancouver.ca/best-backpacking-meals/
But I don’t want to you just learn about them, I want you to taste them! So I asked the companies to donate a couple samples for you to try and they generously obliged! Read on below for how you can enter to win a mixed pack of 9 different backcountry meals ($130 value!).
HOW TO ENTER TO WIN THE BACKCOUNTRY MEALS PACK
Find the post on social media to enter to win.
- 1. Follow ALL SIX accounts (Hikes Near Vancouver, Backcountry Wok, Happy Yak, Good To-Go, PeakEATS, Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen)
- 2. Tag a friend on the post (1 entry per comment, no limits) and/or;
- 3. Tell us what aside from taste, is most important to you in a backcountry meal (1 entry per comment, no limits)
- Like ALL SIX pages (Hikes Near Vancouver, Backcountry Wok, Happy Yak, Good To-Go, PeakEATS, Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen)
- Tag a friend on the post (1 entry per comment tag, no limits) and/or;
- Tell us what aside from taste, is most important to you in a backcountry meal (1 entry per comment, no limits)
The prize includes the following nine (9) meals: Herbed Mushroom Risotto and Pad Thai from Good To-Go; Shrimp Curry with Rice and Bengali Rice from Happy Yak; 2 x Vegan Bibimbap from Backcountry Wok; and Lentil Curry, Beef Chili, and Shepherd’s Pie from Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen.
The contest will run on Instagram and Facebook from Monday February 4, 2019 until midnight PST Monday February 11, 2019.
There will be one post on the Hikes Near Vancouver Instagram and one post on the Hikes Near Vancouver Facebook page that you can interact with to enter. Only interactions on those posts qualify for entry into this contest.
One entry per separate comment of minimum one tag.
Contest open to both Canadian and USA residents only. Winner of the package will be drawn at random out from all entries received.
If you own more than one Instagram or Facebook account, you may only enter using one account per social channel. Odds of winning depend on number of entries submitted.
Winner will be contacted via the social media channel they entered by and announced on the Hikes Near Vancouver social media channels. The winner will be mailed the package by regular mail to a Canadian or USA address only. Product value is CAD $117.11 + tax.
Hikes Near Vancouver reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not adhere to contest rules.
Learn more about the companies involved and check out their products
Backcountry Wok https://backcountrywok.com/
Happy Yak https://happyyak.ca/
Good To-Go https://goodto-go.com/
Yamnuska Backcountry Kitchen https://backcountryfood.ca/