Clothing to wear for Backpacking 5

Clothing to wear for Backpacking
No cotton. Cotton absorbs perspiration and does not dry quickly. It also takes up too much space and weight for packing. If you want a fabric naturally sourced from plants, look for organic cotton blended with faster-drying fabrics, such as Tencel (lyocell) or Bamboo. Tencel is a fabric produced from the pulp of the eucalyptus tree. Bamboo ...

SteriPEN review

SteriPEN review
A review of UV Water Sterilization using the SteriPEN Journey Collecting water from a nearby river, stream or spring can often mean the water is contaminated with a host of bacteria, parasites and other organisms resulting from animal waste or decay.  Fortunately, sterilizing water using ultraviolet (UV) light is quick, easy, and works without the ...

Backpacking Vegetarian or Vegan? 4

Backpacking Vegetarian or Vegan?
  Is it possible to maintain my vegetarian/vegan diet while backpacking? This question is a common one that we get from backpackers. Meat eaters claim a vegan (or vegetarian) won’t be able to finish their hike because they can’t possibly consume enough calories, protein, or fat, and will become weak and sickly. This is NOT ...

Outdoor Herbivore’s YouTube Channel

This 5 minute video gives you some tips you might not think of when selecting boots or shoes for hiking. Do you find videos like these helpful? What else would you like to see? Please let us know! We are considering offering more videos and tips related to camp cooking and backpacking as well. Before ...

Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy 3

Motion Sickness - a
Feeling Queasy Are you planning a trip this summer that requires traveling along twisty roads? Our last trip involved traveling on North Carolina Rt 80, a mountainous road in the Black Mountain region. NC 80 is a lesser traveled road near the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway filled with spectacular scenery. As the passenger, I was frustrated ...

Comparing Backpacking Stoves 1

Comparing Backpacking Stoves
Many lightweight backpackers carry alcohol stoves, while some ultralights won’t bother carrying a stove at all. For the rest of us, here are some considerations to keep in mind if you need to purchase a stove: Cost. Consider the long-term cost of owning the stove by factoring in the cost on a per use basis. ...