|I was introduced to Cache Lake back in August of 2003 while attending the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show in Salt Lake City. I was immediately impressed not only with their products, but also with the owners of the company. I think that Bob and Billie Edwards put out the best camping food in our industry. Their products are a labor of love; something that I think is quite evident in the products they produce.
I see Bob, Billie and their family several times a year at various events throughout the country and am always amazed at the new creations they are serving to the masses. I have yet to try something that they’ve made that I’m not immediately enthusiastic about. I’ll even flag down passers by saying, “You need to try this.” Cache Lake makes great food that you’ll enjoy whether you’re camping or at home.
I started actively participating in the outdoors at a very young age. My own father, like Bob, was an Eagle Scout and did his best to instill me and my brother with the Scout values. But unlike Bob, my own father has never been a cook.
Camping with my dad through the Indian Guides, Trailblazers and then the Boy Scouts meant soggy clothes and burnt hotdogs cooked over a campfire on a stick. The hot dogs were usually well seasoned with fire-pit ash after I’d dropped them into the coals.
Since those early experiences I have over 20 years working professionally in various aspects of the outdoor industry and also am a bit of a foodie. I’ve watched the camping food evolution since the mid 1970s when the products were barely edible. In the last decade camping food in general has become much more palatable, but I can say without any reservations that Cache Lake food has the best taste and texture. It gets my highest recommendation.
Fortunately for my brothers and me, my father chose dentistry over cooking. Bob, I should point out, is an optician and for him Cache Lake truly is a pursuit of passion.