Trail Recipe | Beef Pho

Trail Recipe | Beef Pho

March 23, 2021

Beef Pho 

We've wanted to cook a beef pho on the trail for a while now, and we finally got to do it during the filming of our brand story video on the Tarn Shelf.

This meal was really quick and so delicious that we'll be cooking it again on our next trip. It's dead simple and quick to cook and also really lightweight.

I love going into my local Asian deli to find new and wonderful things to cook with our pantry range.

*Leave the beef out for a Vegetarian Pho!

Freeze drying is the best way to preserve flavours and nutrients, and it's also the lightest food option which makes perfect sense to carry on your back for days and days...

The total dry weight per serve is only 132 grams!

 I really do hope you try this one and please let me know what you think about it or if you have a different spin on it we could add here. Cheers AJ


1 packet of Campers Pantry Beans 30g (use 1 serve 7g)

1 packet of Campers Pantry Broccoli 25g (use 1 serve 6g)

1 packet of Campers Pantry Beef 500g (use 1 serve 31g)

1 packet of vermicelli rice noodles 70g

1 Beef Pho cube (use 1 serve 18g)

fresh chilli chopped fine or dried

fresh basil or dried


Steps: serves 1

  1. Boil 500ml water.
  2. Add noodles and one beef pho cube.
  3. When the noodles have softened, and the beef pho cube has dissolved, add the veggies and freeze-dried beef.
  4. The veggies only take a few seconds to rehydrate, and you need to push them under the water a few times.
  5. Garnish with chilli and basil.


📷 Lachlan Gardiner

on the trail beef pho was lightweight to carry, super quick to make and a bloody delicious trail meal. Campers Pantry veggies from the pantry range were so good with the crunchy texture and flavour you want to cook this again. Lighter than dehydrated hiking meals and quicker to rehydrate using the jetboil stash so you don't need to carry extra gas.


Freeze dried hiking food recipe beef pho cooked on the jetboil stash was quick and easy and super tasty. alot lighter than dehydrated hiking meals and using clean ingredients unlike Backcountry Cuisine this is a game changer meal for hikers. 

 Campers Pantry beef pho cooked on the trail

 lightweight beef pho using Campers Pantry hiking food ingredients from the pantry range. Unlike dehydrated meals this is way lighter so you wont know you are carrying it. Meal plan this on your next Overland Track trip in Tasmania.





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