You can plan your entire backpacking menu with grocery store items. Here’s how.
Every step felt harder than the last, like I was hiking through a pool of thickening molasses. The Georgia mountains drained me, pulverizing my small frame until a friend told me I was probably “bonking” – or losing steam from inadequate nutrition. As soon as I stopped to cram a granola bar into my mouth, I felt alive again, like a newly-watered plant. My energy returned. And the looming climb no longer towered over me, laughing at my inadequacy. Instead, I felt confident in my ability to keep going – at least until I bonked again. One of the biggest challenges of my thru hike was learning how to properly fuel myself. Since long-distance backpackers have been known to burn as many as 6,000 calories per day, it seemed…
Heat-and-eat meals don’t have to be boring or bland.
Although it rarely receives it, your backpacking food weight deserves at least as much consideration as the weight of your gear.
High-ranking camp meals for satisfying everyone, anywhere.
One of the greatest joys of camping and backpacking is getting to eat every meal in incredible, scenic locations. Every time I’m out in the wilderness, I’ve found myself marveling at how foods that would undoubtedly taste bland and uninspiring at home are inexplicably rendered delicious by the grittier context of an adventure. That being said, the effect is even more pronounced when the food being eating is actually delicious to begin with. Taking the time to plan nutritious and appetizing meals while camping or backpacking will ensure high energy levels throughout the day and work wonders for keeping spirits high. Let’s take a look at three of my favorite camping breakfast recipes. 1) Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe Prep & Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Application: camping and backpacking When I first…
DIY dehydrating is easy. Here are a few tips to get you started, plus 2 recipes.
Ready to stop buying freeze-dried meals? Here’s how to prep your own easy, delicious and high-fuel backpacking meals.
Warm, delicious and calorie-packed, these snacks will power you though cold adventures.