DIY Dry Mixes For The Hiker’s Pantry

Manufactures make and discontinue dry mixes all the time – and what we might have been using 5-10 years ago, or even 6 months ago, can suddenly disappear. But most of all, having dry mixes around means you can control what you put into…

Spring Planning: Dehydrators

Dehydrators come to mind once one gets into planning for cooking & eating on the trail, and quits the MountainHouse meal plan (you know – 2 bags a day and 3 energy bars!). And wants to start DIY in the food bag! Spring is…

DIY UL Measuring Cup

I came across this ancient “reader’s tip” in the September 199 issue of Backpacker Magazine. Why no one has talked about this since then is beyond me! Easy, cheap and it works. If you have noticed I like to call for exact measurements in…