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
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