Month: July 2017

What is the best water filter for backpacking?

What is the best water filter for backpacking?

One of the most important pieces of gear in any backpacker’s pack is their water treatment system.  You should assume any water source is potentially contaminated and filter it before consuming, cleaning foods, cleaning pots, or using it for brushing your teeth.   I’ve read […]

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Benefits of Cacao Nibs

Benefits of Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are basically chocolate in a minimally processed form and are considered raw chocolate.  Seeds from the Theobroma Cacao tree and are dried, separated from the husks, and roasted into the nibs.  They taste bitter with a light nutty flavor and are nutritionally packed. […]

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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Bars

All you need for this super simple, delicious recipe is THREE ingredients!  Peanut butter, oats, and honey.  I cook and do A LOT of food prep in my day to day life so any easy recipe that I can get my hands on is a […]

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Best Lightweight Canister Stoves for Backpacking

Best Lightweight Canister Stoves for Backpacking

There are lots of options as far as lightweight stoves for backpacking are concerned.  The four main types are canister, alcohol, solid fuel, and wood burning.  Canister stoves are probably the most popular option among backpackers these days.  They are convenient, easy to use and […]

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Best Backpacking Cook Pots – Keep It Lightweight

Best Backpacking Cook Pots – Keep It Lightweight

Most backpackers these days are cooking simple one pot meals, freezer bag meals, or prepackaged freeze dried meals.  You do not need to waste a whole bunch of money on an entire cookset.  If you want to cook your meal in the pot rather than […]

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Best Bear Canisters for Backpackers

Best Bear Canisters for Backpackers

If you are an avid backpacker, there is no doubt you will run into areas where a bear canister is required.  We all hate to carry the extra weight and bulk, but let’s be logical, they really are necessary to keep your food and our […]

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7 Day Backpacking Menu

7 Day Backpacking Menu

In order to have a steady flow of calories while backpacking I break down my backpacking food into Breakfast, Snack 1, Snack 2, Lunch, Snack 3, Dinner, and Snack 4.  Its obviously important to have breakfast before or shortly after you get going in the […]

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Best Backpacking Food for Dogs – Keep Your Pup Nourished on the Trail

Best Backpacking Food for Dogs – Keep Your Pup Nourished on the Trail

Before my  pup hurt her knee, I really loved taking her hiking with me.  She enjoyed the trail as much as I did and I felt safer and happier with her around.  Many trails do not allow dogs or are not appropriate for them.  However, […]

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