August 31st is National Trail Mix Day! What kind(s) do you like best? I consider us to be "equal opportunity snackers". Be it pre-packaged or hand-made, it is a tasty treat to have along. But don't think it has to be boring and plain - no gorp for me (good ol' raisins and peanuts)! Want some homemade recipes? Red, White and… Continue reading Lets Celebrate Trail Mix Day!
It has been a long, very long, time since I bought the "bad" peanut butter. You know the kind: bad oils, shelf stable, no need to mix, full o' sugar and a taste that makes you want to eat an entire jar. Being a "good" eater I grind my own nut butters. Then I was… Continue reading Food Find: Planters Nut-rition Peanut Butter
I found a copy of Gifts in a Jar: Cocoas, Cappuccinos, Coffees & Teas recently - The cookbook came out in 2001, and while out of print, can be found in libraries and used copies online. While the basis of the book being dry drink mixes made for gifts, that works perfectly for backpacking drinks. Not only that...if you… Continue reading Book Find – Want To Make Drink Mixes?
Years ago I bought one of the fancy Camelbak cleaning systems which hilariously to me, are a combination of a riffle cleaning kit and a baby bottle brush....it is bulky and stored in a bin that never sees daylight. Fail indeed. Sure it worked but it wasn't to me worth the $$ we paid. And I rarely use bladder hoses. About… Continue reading Gear Find: Tiny Bristle Brushes
Saturday I went to Sunrise at Mt. Rainier National Park with Janelle and we hiked to Berkeley Park. I hadn't been down that trail since 2004, when Ford and I did a death march from Sunrise through Berkeley to Grand Park and back. I enjoyed the trail this time, seeing it almost as I had never done it before.… Continue reading Dayhiking Berkeley Park