Month: May 2017

Best Freeze Dried Meals for Backpacking

Best Freeze Dried Meals for Backpacking

Many backpacker’s prefer pre-made freeze dried or dehydrated meals.  Freeze dried meals retain all of their nutrient content while dehydrated foods loose some in the heating process.  Freeze dried meals also reconstitute faster than dehydrated meals so if you’re looking for an almost instant meal at […]

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Best Teas for Backpackers

Best Teas for Backpackers

A hot beverage while out backpacking can really boost your morale and provide some health benefits as well.  I like to take tea because it is convenient, lightweight, and there are so many different types and flavors.  The four main types of true tea all […]

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Best Calorie Dense Foods for Backpacking

Best Calorie Dense Foods for Backpacking

A great way to keep your pack weight down is to look at the foods you are carrying with you.  You want to pack foods that are high in caloric density, or foods that have the highest amount of calories for the smallest serving size. […]

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Long Distance Backpacking Checklist – Practical, Comfortable, Lightweight

Long Distance Backpacking Checklist – Practical, Comfortable, Lightweight

This backpacking checklist is list geared towards the three season, lightweight backpacker.  I try to keep my load as light as possible without sacrificing too much comfort or breaking the bank.  Just because you don’t have the lightest version of something does not mean you […]

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Best Organic Nut Butters – A Backpacker’s Nut Butter Guide

Best Organic Nut Butters – A Backpacker’s Nut Butter Guide

Nut butters are a great choice of foods for backpackers because they have a very high caloric density, or amount of calories/oz.  This is a good thing if you’re trying to cut weight from your pack because it means you can carry less food and still […]

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Replacing Electrolytes Naturally – Real Food and Water is All You Need

Replacing Electrolytes Naturally – Real Food and Water is All You Need

What are Electrolytes and Why Do I Need Them? If you are backpacking, especially during the warmer summer months, you are going to be sweating.  When you sweat, you not only lose water but also salts such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. These […]

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