When we lived on the mainland I had two Trader Joe's not far away. I had access to large, well stocked grocery and natural food stores that carried all the fun food finds....If I had a lame snack while hiking, that was all on me. Then we moved to a remote island and suddenly finding… Continue reading Food Find: Brandless
In early spring, the forest and along the edge of trees light up with bright pink blossoms, often near areas boggy with water. In late spring/early summer, the berries come on. They are huge berries, and the bushes are often loaded. But wether you find any depend on how many hungry birds are in the… Continue reading Native Foraging: The Ripe Salmonberry
Potatoes have gotten the short stick in the past few years, but there is something enduring about them for backpacking. The massive hit of potassium helps prevent painful nighttime cramps. Which, when it happens in a tight sleeping bag sucks beyond belief. But outside of that, there is something so comfort food-y about potatoes on… Continue reading 10 For The Trail: Taters Made Portable
Quinoa.....a seed rather than a grain, yet treated a grain. One of the many so-called "super foods". Gluten-free. Works great as a substitute for rice, especially for brown rice. However, it isn't easy to find 'ready to use' or 'instant' versions of it at stores. But with a little tinkering you can eat it on… Continue reading The Quinoa Question!
For most of us, hiking season is here finally. (Well, unless you live in the desert or the frozen hinterlands....) Looking for some new ideas for your trail meals? For trail snacks? Jack Link's Beef Steak Strip bars. It's meat. In a portable bar form, made for easy snacking. If you are on a higher-protein… Continue reading May Food Find Round Up