Backcountry cookbooks tend to stick to a single cooking approach, ranging from “just add boiling water” to cooking from scratch. You may need to sample a few cookbooks until you find one that matches your style.
Here are some of my favorites, covering several different styles.
Need that extra zing for your backpacking meal? Shelf-stable bacon bits! It is a three ounce package, so you’ll need to use it fairly quickly after you open it. But that might not be a problem. And it is at Safeway, so you can get it for this weekend. I might do that, since I’m teaching BSA Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills this weekend.
See Sarah Kirkconnell’s blog for the details.