Month: October 2017

How to Compare Protein Bars

How to Compare Protein Bars

One staple food in many backpacker’s packs is some sort of bar.  Most people refer to them as protein bars, but there are actually several different types including meal replacement, endurance, protein, and activity/hybrid bars.  There are so many options that it can be overwhelming […]

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Twenty Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Backpacking

Twenty Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Backpacking

What is the weather going to be like? What is my route going to be? Is the daily mileage and elevation gain realistically doable? Do I need to make arrangements for a shuttle or ride to and from the trailheads? Do I have all the […]

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Yogurt Chia Fruit Roll Ups

Yogurt Chia Fruit Roll Ups

  Fruit leathers are really great snacks for families on the go and I love to take them backpacking for a quick burst of energy if I’m feeling sluggish.  I like adding the yogurt because it creates a nice creamy texture and adds a bit […]

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MSR Trailshot Review

MSR Trailshot Review

STARTING AT $49.95 ON AMAZON   Quick Overview Product: MSR Trailshot Microfilter Price: $49.95 Dimensions: 6 x 2.4 inches Weight: 5.2 ounces Filter Medium: Advanced hollow fibers Housing Material: Silicone, BPA Free Removes/Destroys: Protozoa (99.9%) and Bacteria (99.9999%) Warranty: Limited Made in the USA The […]

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Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Hemp seeds come from the hemp plant, Cannibus sativa L.  It is often confused with the marijuana plant of the same family, but hemp contains only trace amounts tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the mind altering compound found in marijuana.  The nutritional benefits of hemp seeds were ignored […]

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