International Travel: Backpacking Gear and U.S. Customs

International Travel: Backpacking Gear and U.S. Customs
If you are planning to travel to the United States to go backpacking, you might be wondering what items you can bring with you. We’ll cover what backpacking gear is permitted in your carry-on and checked luggage so you can quickly get through U.S. customs without a problem. Backpacking Food & U.S. Customs Generally, the ...

Planning Your Backpacking Meals 1

Planning Your Backpacking Meals
Planning a backpacking trip and not sure what to eat? Find the best backpacking food to sustain you with these tips. Purchase Freeze-dried Meals from an Outdoor Retailer Look for brands that are intended for backpacking instead of the survival market. The purpose of survival food is to keep you alive in an emergency, not ...

Outdoor Herbivore Gift Options

Outdoor Herbivore Gift Options
Trying to find a useful gift for that special someone that spends time on the trail? Outdoor Herbivore’s one-pot meals are the perfect option for backpackers, touring cyclists, paddlers, campers, and travel. With a shelf life of one to two years, these meals are perfect for storing until your next trip. Gift Options Outdoor Herbivore has ...

Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving

Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving
When Wild Turkey numbers dwindled in the twentieth century from hunting and habitat loss, various states, such as California, adopted programs to reintroduce them. These programs have saved them from extinction. Today, wild turkey populations have recovered throughout the United States. Here in Northern California, wild turkeys are a daily occurrence. You’ll find them roaming ...

Free Shipping Now in the U.S.

Free Shipping Now in the U.S.
Backpacking slows down in November and December in the U.S. as society shifts its focus to consumerism and holiday gatherings. While the roads, airports, and stores confine with people, the trails become empty and quiet. There is no better time than now to regain your equilibrium in the wilderness. To make it easier for you to escape ...

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry
Getting good sleep in the backcountry can be a challenge and bad sleep does not make hiking enjoyable the next day. Here we offer a few tips to help you get better zzz’s. Find a Comfortable Camp Site. Take your time scouting a flat, rock-free spot and clear away any sticks and pine cones before pitching your ...