Preventing Altitude Sickness 2

Preventing Altitude Sickness
Hiking at mile high altitudes? The air is thinner at higher altitudes because the atmospheric pressure is lower. Your body will initially have difficulty getting the amount of oxygen it needs and your performance will suffer. This lack of oxygen can cause unacclimated hikers to lose up to 50% of their normal physical efficiency at altitudes ...

Gluten-Free 2

Gluten-Free
A considerable amount of our work here at Outdoor Herbivore is staying up to date on the latest news around diet related disease and illnesses. These past few months there has been quite a bit of discussion about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye is in ...

Brushing Teeth Outdoors 1

Brushing Teeth Outdoors
Brushing teeth while in the woods during a backpacking trip is a different experience than standing in front of a bathroom sink with freely flowing tap water.  We researched a few different options for you to consider as part of your cavity & plaque prevention in the woods. Toothbrush Options Standard – pack out the ...

Cold Cereal for Lunch: Backpacker style

Cold Cereal for Lunch: Backpacker style
Why not? Forget the rules while you are backpacking in the presence of the open sky. Muesli or granola cereal is fast to prepare, loaded in calories, and tastes great. Hikers are fond of instant meals, energy bars, and candy bars for their convenience factor.  However, we are unimpressed with the ingredients found in most ...

Oboz Yellowstone II review

Outdoor Herbivore reviews the Oboz Yellowstone II hiking boots on a day hike at Rock Jock trail in Linville Gorge.  These lightweight hiking boots feature a waterproof (B-Dry) breathable membrane, waterproof nubuck leather shell, and an exceptionally grippy rubber sole. Overall, the boots were comfortable, the break in time short, and the tread provided excellent ...

What is so great about Quinoa? 1

What is so great about Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is the edible seed from the quinoa plant, a plant related to spinach and chard. Although technically a seed, it is normally classified as a grain since its appearance is similar to the grains we are familiar with. What is so special about Quinoa? Complete Protein – it contains all 9 essential amino ...