If you have a long drive to the mountains it can be easy to fill up on junk food on the way to the trailhead. We all know empty calories won’t help you get up the trail! One of the easiest breakfasts to prep and enjoy for your drive up are smoothies. I am probably

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There are tons of food options for you to bring on a backpacking trip, but compiling a list is the trick! I’ve gone ahead and created some resources for your next backpacking food haul. How much of your backpacking meal plan can you go sans stove? If it’s 1/3 or more you may want to

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Carrying nutritious food is just as important as the footwear you decide on and  the shelter you carry. Without proper nutrition, hiking all day long would be rather dangerous. Packing the right foods can mean the difference between bailing and having the time of your life! Trail nutrition is very different than what we’d consider

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If you are transitioning to a no cook backpacking meal plan, creating breakfast options that don’t require a stove can be the first step to get you there. Many hikers vary quite a bit on how they get their first meal of the day. Some like a leisurely morning at camp while others prefer to

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  Going stoveless or “no cook” on a backpacking trip may the most exciting, freeing experience you may have or it may be a complete disaster. This article will serve as an introduction to preparing a no-cook menu for your next backpacking trip. This is the first of a short series which I hope will

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Like many hikers, I’ve tried a lot of bars out there. Some have been virtually inedible while others could pull a filling loose! Finding a healthy, convenient-to-pack bar that I actually wanted to eat seemed impossible. About a year ago, I found ProBar and liked their Meal bars so much, I packed one for lunch

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Ultralight Joe’s Moose Goo is a backpacker’s dream: calorie loaded gooey goodness is a squeeze tube. I tried out various versions of the original recipe to find the most palatable spread to keep me fueled on the trail. My friend Bobbi Lance has created her own high energy trail goo inspired by Samoa Girl Scout

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Looking for that one treat that you can share with fellow hikers or gorge on after a tough day on the trail? Look no further. This dessert is simple, yet decadent and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! At Home Topping: In a food processor, mix until crumbly or sandy texture 1 ½ cup

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I’m excited to help Allison spread the homemade-backpacking-food gospel, and share one of my absolute favorite backcountry meals with my chili and quinoa recipe! When I got into backpacking, and starting exploring the pre-packaged offerings of dehydrated meals that were on the market, I made the decision pretty quickly to start making my own at

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Making your own food for a long distance hike is extremely rewarding. It not only saves you money, but you get piece of mind knowing exactly what’s in your meals and can customize your food options. Making your trail meals can be daunting at first, especially if you’ve never done it before. With a couple

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