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Cacao Hot Chocolate Recipe

Cacao Hot Chocolate Recipe

Sometimes when I’m backpacking, I really crave a sweet treat at the end of a long, hard day.  This homemade cacao hot chocolate always hits the spot.  Cacao does contain caffeine so if you’re not able to have caffeine before bed, maybe try this drink […]

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Foods that Keep You Warm – What to Eat When Its Cold

Foods that Keep You Warm – What to Eat When Its Cold

You don’t have to stop hiking when the weather is cold.  If you’re going to be backpacking or taking along day hike, pack foods that will warm you up and keep you warm.  Hot foods are most appealing in the winter but they can also […]

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Best Meal Bars for Backpacking

Best Meal Bars for Backpacking

Meal bars can be a really easy way to get some fast energy while backpacking. I like to get an early start on backpacking trips so its usually dark and cold when I get up and I don’t feel much like cooking.  Meal replacement bars […]

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Easy Backpacking Meals – Pesto Pasta

Easy Backpacking Meals – Pesto Pasta

Ingredients: 8 oz Angel hair pasta 1/4 c sun dried tomatoes 1 oz pine nuts, walnuts, or almonds 3 T dried basil 3 T nutritional yeast 1 T garlic powder 2 T olive oil 2 T hemp seeds 1/4 c water (hot or cold) 1/4 […]

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The Best Daypacks for Hiking

The Best Daypacks for Hiking

A daypack is a key piece of gear for any hiker.  For day hikes, you really only need a bag to carry some water, a small first aid kit, an extra layer or rain jacket, a headlamp, and snacks or lunch.  Day packs vary from […]

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How to make homemade meal replacement shakes for backpacking

How to make homemade meal replacement shakes for backpacking

If you’ve ever been on a long and strenuous backpacking trip, then you probably understand the allure of meal replacement shakes.  Cooking can become quite the chore when you get into camp after dark or before dawn in the cold when you’re trying to get […]

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Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that can help you achieve better health.  There is no set criteria for what qualifies as a superfood, but they are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.  Regularly consuming superfoods has been shown to prevent chronic […]

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Vegan Backpacking Food – The Best Freeze Dried Meals

Vegan Backpacking Food – The Best Freeze Dried Meals

It can be difficult to find vegan backpacking food and meals that are lightweight, provide enough calories, and reconstitute quickly.  Vegan backpackers definitely have to plan a little bit more and do some digging to find the right foods that fit the criteria, taste good, […]

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The Best Hydration Bladders for Backpacking

The Best Hydration Bladders for Backpacking

Hydration bladders, or reservoirs, have become popular among outdoor enthusiasts in the last 20 years or so.  If you like to stay hydrated on the trail but hate to waste time fiddling with a water bottle that you may or may not have to take […]

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How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking

How to Pack a Backpack for Hiking

Even lightweight backpackers need to carry quite a bit of gear with them on a trip.  Are there rules on how to pack a backpack for hiking?  Does it really matter where all your stuff goes inside your pack?  Yes!  The placement of your gear […]

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