Wild Edge Keto backpacking meals have everything you’re looking for, lightweight, high calorie, and great taste! The holy trinity for any serious backcountry enthusiast. So put down the calculator and take your keto lifestyle anywhere!

KETOGENIC: Stick to your nutrition goals and take your keto lifestyle anywhere!

EASY TO MAKE: Heat some water, add it right to the package, wait 12-15 min, and enjoy!

REAL FOOD: No filler carbs like potatoes pasta or rice, just healthy proteins, veggies and fats.

Not keto? no problem! Our meals pair beautifully with some low-cost instant potato's, rice or pasta for a truly 2 serving meal.


The simplified definition of eating ketogenic is a diet that is low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein, and high in fat.  If you’re on any sort of strict diet, it can be hard to find meals tailored to your needs.  For those striving to maintain their keto diet, there’s a huge incentive to tailoring your outdoor meals.

Ketogenic meals are often the best types of camping food for multiple reasons, such as reducing pack weight effectively.  If you plan to hit the backcountry you are probably focused on reducing your pack weight, the all-mighty ounce, and pound! That is where keto food can really make a difference, calorie per pound keto food is simply far lighter in your pack given its caloric density.

Let’s have a more detailed look at the caloric density:

Let’s have a more detailed look at the caloric density:



On a carb-heavy diet, For a 3000 calorie day of backpacking:

50% carbs (1500 calories) = 425 g

25% protein (750 calories) = 224 g

25% fat (750 calories) = 105 g

3000 calories per day weigh 754 g  (26.6 ounces) (1.66 lb)

My total food weight for a 6 day trip in the coast mountains was 4.6 kg (10 lb)


On a keto diet, for a 3000 calorie day of backpacking:

5% carbs (150 calories) = 42 g

30% protein (900 calories) = 267 g

65% fat (1950 calories) = 273 g

3000 calorie per day weight  583 g (20 ounces) ( 1.25 lb)

My total food weight for a 6 day trip in the coast mountains is 3.4 kg (7.4 lb)

The conclusion: A total weight savings of 2.5 lb, that’s almost half a pound per day less.

A Little Keto History

Eating fat for fuel on the trail is not a new idea, Pemmican is a nutritious, preserved food created by Native American Indians. The term Pemmican is derived from pimii, the Cree-Chippewa word for fat. Pemmican consists of a mixture of cooked, dried and shredded buffalo meat, or fish, which is combined with melted fat. The pemmican was tightly packed into a bag made of buffalo skin and used as a convenient type of long lasting food.

Pemmican was widely adopted as a high-energy food by Europeans involved in the fur trade and later by Arctic and Antarctic explorers, such as Captain Robert Bartlett, Ernest Shackleton, Richard E. Byrd, Fridtjof Nansen, Robert Falcon Scott, George W. DeLong and Roald Amundsen.

North Pole explorer Robert Peary used pemmican on all three of his expeditions, from 1886 to 1909, for both his men and his dogs. In his 1917 book Secrets of Polar Travel, he devoted several pages to the food, stating, “Too much cannot be said of the importance of pemmican to a polar expedition. It is an absolute sine qua non. Without it a sledge-party cannot compact its supplies within a limit of weight to make a serious polar journey successful.”

Photo: Frederick Cook and Robert Peary both claimed they discovered the North Pole. (AGIP / Rue des Archives / The Granger Collection, New York)