The coconut bars might not be the best choice for ultra-hot summer weather, but they are a great option for trips the rest of the year. They are lightly sweet, and satisfying. I've given two methods for making them. Tree nut and peanut free, it's a great option to the Lara Bar style recipes. Coconut… Continue reading Trail Recipe: Coconut Bars
Commercial backpacking meals are changing, and in a positive way. The sodium-laden, glop in a bag meal is quietly being replaced by innovative small companies, with a taste for modern fare. Heather's Choice is one of the new guard. You don't have to be limited to scary meals full of TVP and orange "cheese", you… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Heather’s Choice
It's been a busy month for us. We moved a week ago, having bought land in a rural setting, and sold our place in the foothills. Hasn't been a lot of time to write of late, but I am getting back into the swing of things. Our new place is still in Washington State, and… Continue reading Early Spring Food and Gear Finds
Outdoor Pantry is a newer face on the block for commercial freeze-dried meals. The past few years have seen an explosion in new brands, with new ideas. For the review, we tried out these items: Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy I liked the gravy. It does the thick gravy, with the expected saltiness. The freeze-dried… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Outdoor Pantry Meals
Somehow, when backpacking, around day 2 to 3, conversation and mental day dreaming seems to end up centered on carby, cheesy foods. Especially pizza. There is something about the bread, cheese piled on, warm sauce and toppings.... Maybe with a cold beer? Well, for me it's an ice-cold ice tea. I can help you with… Continue reading Craving Pizza While Backpacking?