Nutrient loss in dried foods 5

Nutrient loss in dried foods
Did you ever wonder if fresh food contains the same nutrients as its dried counterpart? Let’s examine what happens when food is dried. There are 4 basic steps involved in preserving food by drying – Harvesting Storing Processing Drying Raw, fresh food at the moment it is harvested contains the highest content of nutrients, but ...

Nutritional Yeast 3

Nutritional Yeast
We often are asked why we use nutritional yeast in some of our products. Nutritional yeast is a concentrated source of protein and B-complex vitamins and is prized for its creamy, cheese-like flavor. It makes an excellent condiment to take backpacking because it requires no refrigeration and has a long shelf-life. It makes a versatile ...

Map Skills Primer

Map Skills Primer
Knowing how to read a topographic map is an important skill for navigating the backcountry. Make sure you understand how to follow a topographic map before your hike — especially if you plan to be in a remote area. Here we’ll cover the basics and provide some online sources for finding topographic hiking maps. We will also feature some external ...

Trail Bar Recipe 4

Trail Bar Recipe
We’ve talked about Lara Bars before. These simple bars combine a few basic raw ingredients, such as dates, berries and nuts into some delicious flavors. Not only do they burst with taste, but they are loaded in healthy calories (200+ per bar). We’ll show you how you can make these EASY fruit and nut bars ...

4 Reasons to sprout

4 Reasons to sprout
1. Sprouting is Green! Seeds are low-cost and provide a steady supply of healthy, economical food. They also store long-term (3 – 5 years) when stored in a cool, dark place. Low tech.  The seeds are simple to grow because the growing process requires little water and sunlight. It does not require soil, highly developed fertilizers, ...

Comparing Backpacking Meals 2

Comparing Backpacking Meals
Why sacrifice on a decent meal when you are on the trail?  Eating well on the trail not only tastes better, but eating the right types of food will enhance your performance and give you the gusto to go a little further.  Eating well does not have to be gourmet or cost a fortune.   ...