Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a basic mix to start with when you're planning a camping trip. Use it to make dumplings, pancakes, and fruit cobblers. If you travel with more 'stuff' you can bake biscuits and short cakes too.


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Stir to mix well.
  3. Cut in the shortening until the mix looks like corn meal.
  4. see"Backpacking dumplings","Backpacking pancakes","Backpacking biscuits"and"backpacking cobbler"for uses for this mix.
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This is wonderful. I've taken it on many hunting and fishing trips. I really recommend keeping some on hand at home too.

Tousabella September 28, 2004