Camping Food / Backpacking Food

 We've found that most “paracord people” are interested in many kinds of outdoor activities including camping, backpacking, horse packing, fishing, hunting, boating and four-wheeling. We enjoy those activities ourselves and are always looking for great products to enhance our adventures. Recently we've focused on easy backpacking meals.

Good food is a critical element, of course. Over the years we've become very good camp chefs and can grill up excellent steaks and scrumptious Dutch oven potatoes, plus many other tasty treats.

But grills are bulky and Dutch ovens heavy. Sometimes, like when we are backpacking, we want something that tastes good but is simple to prepare and easy to carry. We've evaluated many products and have selected Mountain House freeze-dried meals for our own treks. We like them so well, we have decided to sell them on this website. We've added a section titled “Camping Food” where we offer a wide selection of Mountain Hose meals in pouches.

These pouches are wonderful, light-weight, easy to pack, easy to prepare and very satisfying. Back in the day, freeze-dried food was barely editable. The science has come along way over the years. Today, every one of the Mountain House meals tastes very good. Even the freeze-dried egg products. As a Boy Scout, a million years ago, I could barely gag down scrambled eggs made from a dehydrated mix. Now, I'm hard-pressed to tell them from fresh product.

And preparation is a snap. Heat water. Pour it into a pouch. Close the pouch and wait a few minutes. Then enjoy. You can eat right out of the pouch, if you want. Most pouches contain 2-3 servings.

After a long day on the trail, when your bones ache and your feet are cold, it is wonderful to be able to sit down to a hot, flavorful meal without waiting hours for it to cook.

Some of my favorites are:


They really are good.

– Dave Webb


Paracordgalaxy.com uses and fixes contest entry by Kelcy F.  Her business goes by KnotsByK.

"This hobby started for me when I was tired of trying to find the right tack to fit my horses. So I decided to make my own! I started with small things. & now I'm making anything from bracelets to horse halters, dog collars, hunting accessories & so much more! I've came to find out over the year's that there's no limits with cording! I can learn or create new braids every day if I wanted to! & that's what I love about cording, because the list of things you can create is endless! Not only that, but I've also created a small business thanks to my cording hobby,KnotsByK! & It has grown way bigger then I ever imagined! The ultimate satisfaction for me is when a customer tells me how happy they are with their product that I made, and how great my work is!"

 Paracordgalaxy.com has over 1,000 US made colors / patterns of 550 paracord https://paracordgalaxy.com/42-499-paracord

Paracordgalaxy.com also offers over 150 free printable tutorials on its tutorials page at https://paracordgalaxy.com/content/20-how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet

Cross Knot Tutorial. The cross knot, also known as a clover knot, can be tied to make a key fob as shown as well as bracelets, zipper pulls, and much more.

I have enlarged the pictures so the wording is readable but not crisp. You can follow this link   http://paracordgalaxy.com/tutorials/pdfs/patterns/clover%20knot.pdf  back to our website to see or print a clear crisp version of the tutorial.

Paracordgalaxy.com has over 1,000 US made colors / patterns of 550 paracord https://paracordgalaxy.com/42-499-paracord

Paracordgalaxy.com also offers over 150 free printable tutorials on its tutorials page at https://paracordgalaxy.com/content/20-how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet


Daisy Bracelet. This cute daisy bracelet takes the aztec sun bar one more step. Use a fid or lacing needle and yellow paracord to create the centers for each flower.

 I have enlarged the pictures so the wording is readable but not crisp. You can follow this link http://paracordgalaxy.com/tutorials/pdfs/patterns/daisy%20bracelet%20done.pdf   back to our website to see or print a clear crisp version of the tutorial.

Printable tutorials are great for camps, family events or anywhere you want to teach a group how to make something with paracord. Giving each person their own printout allows for the group memebers to work at their own pace while individually helping those who need it.

Paracordgalaxy.com has over 1,000 US made colors / patterns of 550 paracord https://paracordgalaxy.com/42-499-paracord

Paracordgalaxy.com also offers over 150 free printable tutorials on its tutorials page at https://paracordgalaxy.com/content/20-how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet



Paracord Cross Necklace.  Usually made from 550 cord. If you want a smaller more dainty necklace us a different size paracord like type 1 (95 cord) or 275 cord. There are many sizes of paracord to choose from. 

I have enlarged the pictures so the wording is readable but not crisp. You can follow this link    http://paracordgalaxy.com/tutorials/pdfs/patterns/cross%20necklace%20done.pdf   back to our website to see or print a clear crisp version of the tutorial.

Printable tutorials are great for camps, family events or anywhere you want to teach a group how to make something with paracord. Giving each person their own printout allows for the group memebers to work at their own pace while individually helping those who need it.

Paracordgalaxy.com has over 1,000 US made colors / patterns of 550 paracord https://paracordgalaxy.com/42-499-paracord

Paracordgalaxy.com also offers over 150 free printable tutorials on its tutorials page at https://paracordgalaxy.com/content/20-how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet




Paracordgalaxy.com fixes and uses photo contest.  Submission by Robert W.

I repaired this seat with 550 paracord and brought it back to life. To make them come out even I had to measure the width and length of the seat to figure how many turns of 550 paracord 5/32 diameter it would take to weave the bottom of the chair. 


Diamond Knot Tutorial. Two strnad 550 paracord diamond knot.

Paracordgalaxy.com has over 1,000 plus US made colors / patterns of 550 paracord https://paracordgalaxy.com/42-499-paracord

Paracordgalaxy.com also offers over 150 free printable tutorials on its tutorials page at https://paracordgalaxy.com/content/20-how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet