Trail Food

Foods that Keep You Warm – What to Eat When Its Cold

Foods that Keep You Warm – What to Eat When Its Cold

You don’t have to stop hiking when the weather is cold.  If you’re going to be backpacking or taking along day hike, pack foods that will warm you up and keep you warm.  Hot foods are most appealing in the winter but they can also […]

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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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How to make homemade meal replacement shakes for backpacking

How to make homemade meal replacement shakes for backpacking

If you’ve ever been on a long and strenuous backpacking trip, then you probably understand the allure of meal replacement shakes.  Cooking can become quite the chore when you get into camp after dark or before dawn in the cold when you’re trying to get […]

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Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

Healthy Backpacking Food Ideas – Superfood Ingredients

What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that can help you achieve better health.  There is no set criteria for what qualifies as a superfood, but they are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals.  Regularly consuming superfoods has been shown to prevent chronic […]

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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 Day Hike Foods

Best Day Hike Foods

With the weather getting colder and winter quickly approaching, I’ve been taking more day hikes than backpacking trips.  I wanted to write a post on some food options you have for day hiking since the foods you take for that and backpacking can be quite […]

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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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Best 15 Trail Mix Recipes for Hiking

Best 15 Trail Mix Recipes for Hiking

Trail mix is commonly known as GORP (good old raisins and peanuts) in the hiking world and is one of the best foods for the trail because it is high in calories, healthy fat, and will give you the sustained energy you need to keep […]

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Best Foods to Eat When You Are Feeling…Mood and Foods

Best Foods to Eat When You Are Feeling…Mood and Foods

Backpackers and especially thru hikers experience the whole spectrum of feelings and moods out on the trail.  One day you can be ecstatic to be hiking and the next day or even hour can turn a complete 180.  When you’re out in the elements, the […]

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