Month: June 2017

How to Pack a Bear Canister – Tips and Tricks

How to Pack a Bear Canister – Tips and Tricks

How to Get the Most into Your Bear Canister  Choose calorie dense foods – Calorie dense foods are foods that have a lot of calories per ounce.  These will be foods high in fat such as oils, nuts, nut butters, and hard cheese.  The more […]

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Trail Sprouting – How to Grow Sprouts While Backpacking

Trail Sprouting – How to Grow Sprouts While Backpacking

Most foods made for backpacking are lightweight, dehydrated, and calorie dense.  This is because you will be burning through massive amounts of calories while carrying everything you need to survive on your back.  Typical backpacker’s diets usually consist of protein bars, candy, beef jerky, and lots […]

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Pumpkin Bark Recipe

Pumpkin Bark Recipe

Pumpkin is thought of as a fall food, but you should consider adding it to your year round and backpacking diets. It is loaded with lots of fiber and key vitamins and minerals.  Most Americans are not getting enough fiber on a daily basis to […]

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Training for Long Distance Hiking

Training for Long Distance Hiking

While many long distance backpackers focus on thru-hiking, or completing an entire long distance trail in one season, any long distance hike can be rewarding.  Long distance hiking can be one of the most enriching experiences in your life, but it can also be one […]

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Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds

Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are tiny seeds with huge nutritional benefits.  When added to liquid, these black and white seeds form a sort of gel so many people use them as an egg substitute or soup thickener.  They don’t have much taste, so they can easily be […]

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Sawyer Water Filter Review – The Easy Way to Filter is to Squeeze

Sawyer Water Filter Review – The Easy Way to Filter is to Squeeze

$44.54 on Amazon  Quick Overview  Product:  Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Price:  $49.95 Dimensions:  5×2 inches Weight:  3 oz Filter Medium:  Hollow Fiber Membrane Removes/Destroys:  Protozoa and Bacteria down to 0.1 microns Warranty:  Lifetime The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter, Product Overview With each new backpacking season, […]

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