3 outstanding meals
Our experienced team provides guided backpacking and camping opportunities. Guides and porters carry the gear and the food to keep your pack light so you can safely enjoy the environment and feel nourished. Enjoy 3 unforgettable meals in nature. Each expedition has a different focus; we have one that is perfect for you!
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"Truk starts at the farms and brings local food and people up to the mountains and cooks on rocks! I have done this with him four times now and its really amazing. I think its really important work and I think his endeavor will be very successful. I highly recommend going!"
"Conscious Course is a truly unique experience for the eccentric adventurer, combining rustically prepared, consciously sourced food with beautiful camping and hiking.”
"Truk is a skilled wilderness chef who whips up elaborate, delicious, smokey meals in extremely remote areas — using hand-built stone surfaces he crafts in-the-moment from scavenged materials. Part adventure, part wilderness tasting menu, Truk’s mountain experiences are not to be missed"
Truk is a man of terrific commitment to the environment, a man who lives for depth of flavor, a man who takes the scenic route, and a man who I ALWAYS want on my crew. Here’s a chance to be on HIS crew:
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Years ago, a friend and I headed out to go camping. We packed the truck and were at the gas station fueling up for the journey. I asked my friend if he remembered to bring the grill. He hadn’t. Being anxious to get on with the trip I said we would just figure something out. We did.
I was on to something. With less equipment in my backpack I had more room for ingredients. Years of training in a restaurant taught me about techniques of cooking. As the rock stoves I built began to improve I was able to get more creative and intuitive about what I cooked in the wild. After a meal cooked on rocks I felt more satisfied and excited about life.
I left the restaurant industry in search of better ingredients and a better understanding of them. This lead me to farming. Being a part of the farming community means more than pulling weeds and watering crops. I found my self cooking with better ingredients that were in season. I learned ways to ferment and cure foods to extend the season. I realized that a deeper connection to food and community meant a deeper connection to self and health.
I feel most alive with a backpack on my back hiking in nature. I feel even more excited when that backpack is full of my colleagues’ produce and I have good company on the trail. There is a movement in our culture back to nature. Conscious Course Expeditions aim to connect people with nature and themselves via good food and good company.
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