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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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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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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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Best Hot Chocolate Powder

Best Hot Chocolate Powder

With the cooler months coming around, I always start to crave warm drinks.  Fall is the perfect time to try out new products and recipes.  Besides coffee and tea, hot chocolate is one of my favorite hot drinks but I had written it off as […]

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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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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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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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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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