Foods You Need to Eat when it is Cold Outside 3

Foods You Need to Eat when it is Cold Outside
Planning your food for a cold weather backpacking trip is different than for warm weather. You must consider the additional demands cold temperature places on your body. Extra calories are required to keep the body warm, humidify the air you breathe, and fuel any involuntary shivering. Besides the heavy footwear and clothing you are wearing, the cold ...

Winter Backpacking Tips 5

Winter Backpacking Tips
Cold weather means averything takes longer. Anticipate and plan for the extra time needed. Be realistic when it comes to hiking mileage. Stop to rest when hiking. Excessive sweating and non-wicking clothing will make you colder. Protect exposed skin and lips with lip balm (SPF 15 or higher) and sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). Check EWG ...

Interesting Facts about Turkeys

Interesting Facts about Turkeys
We seldom see wild turkeys while backpacking, although we were surprised to see a flock alongside the road while heading back from a trailhead at Linville Gorge in North Carolina. There were at least a dozen birds in the flock, but their natural fear of humans meant I could not get the camera out in time ...

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude 1

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude
34% of the world’s population lives within 330 vertifical feet (100 meters) of sea level Chances are, you live in a part of the country that is lower in elevation, and pay no attention to cooking instructions intended for high altitudes. But one day you may find yourself hiking more than 8,000 feet above sea ...

Backpacking with Peanut Butter

Backpacking with Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter is a staple food on the trail. The creamy consistency makes it easy to smear on crackers and bagels. It is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat and offers a good amount of protein, making it especially attractive to vegetarians. And peanuts, like all plant foods, contain no cholesterol. Here we’ll explore the different types ...

Dark Chocolate: why should you pack it? 2

Imagine biting into your favorite chocolate bar. That chocolaty chunk rests for a moment on your tongue, full of rich and creamy goodness. The juices flow from your salivary glands. You roll the piece around in your mouth, and it steadily liquefies by the warmth of your body heat. Your fingers reach for another piece to plop ...