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Easy Backpacking Meals – Veggie Couscous

Easy Backpacking Meals – Veggie Couscous

    Ingredients:                                                                             1 – 5.8 oz box […]

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Which nuts are the healthiest to eat?

Which nuts are the healthiest to eat?

Nuts are a staple for most backpackers because they keep well, have a lot of calories per ounce, and offer lots of nutrition that we need to keep us moving.  All nuts offer good fat and protein but some nuts offer bonus nutrients that can […]

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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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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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Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding

A typical backpacker’s breakfast usually consists of oatmeal or a meal bar of some sort.  If you are looking for something different to try for your backpacking meals, this recipe might just be for you.  I like having chia pudding for breakfast because it fills […]

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