Know your Food

Know your Food
It is a good idea to get into the habit of asking yourself these questions about your backpacking food: Where did it come from? How was it produced? Does it contain genetically engineered ingredients? It it Organic? Conventional? Natural? We’ll explore what some of these terms mean here. The “Natural” phenomena Food manufacturers know consumers ...

Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January

Please...don’t serve me strawberries in January
Please…don’t serve me strawberries in January But, a dehydrated strawberry?  That one is OK …as long as it was grown organically, grown locally (and fair trade if grown commercially), picked fresh in the peak of summer, and no sulfiltes, color enhancers, or preservatives added.   Oh, and the strawberry should be washed with purified tap water. ...

Our Food Ingredients 1

“From the perspective of nutrition, performance, and environmental impact, a vegetarian diet is the sensible choice for the outdoor recreationist. It benefits you and the ecosystem.“ – Outdoor Herbivore Celebrate the Experience of Food! Outdoor Herbivore believes we should not trivialize what we consume. After all, food can heal our body just as it can destroy ...

Why not meat? (3 good reasons)

Not Good For You. Not Good For The Environment. Not Ethical. First, Outdoor Herbivore feels strongly about the ethical, health and environmental consequences of a meat-based diet and does not believe that eating animals is necessary when there is plenty of nutritious plant-based food available. Secondly, we do not believe that industrialized, factory farming practices are ...

Searching for Vegetarian Camp Food 2

Searching for Vegetarian Camp Food
When planning a past backpacking trip, my husband and I perused the food aisle in our local outdoor store in search of vegetarian camp food. The shelf was stocked with the mainstream commercial brands. Curiously, we picked up several meal varieties and read the ingredients. The label listed all sorts of unrecognizable chemicals — toxins, ...