Hot weather hiking tips

Hot weather hiking tips
Your hiking companion won’t hike in the bitter cold, so you compromise by taking the winters off. When spring arrives, you are eager to hit the trails. You head away from home at every opportunity. Life is good. But now summer temperatures have arrived.  If there is Heat, the diagnosis is Sweat Moisture will seep out from your ...

Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners 2

Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners
You may already know that Outdoor Herbivore is against the use of heating foods inside of soft plastic. It doesn’t align with our view of producing backpacking food made from high quality, organic ingredients, and subsequently urging hikers to pour boiling water inside a plastic bag to reconstitute it. This is why we do not sell our ...

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers
Despite covering your hands and feet during frigid weather, you still find yourself suffering from icy toes and fingers. There are a couple of reasons why this happens. Your extremities are the furthest point from your torso (core), which is generating heat. If you do not have enough insulation covering your torso, your hands and ...

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside 2

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside
  A blanket of grey clouds mask the warm glow of the sun. The air is cold and damp. You are feeling unmotivated and wonder, “Should I go on that hike?” Or maybe you need to be in town today and this dreary, cold weather has sucked all the gusto from your bones. You are ...

Relief from poisonous plants while on the trail 3

Relief from poisonous plants while on the trail
Your hiking companion didn’t know better when he joined you for a 3-day backpacking trip in the Appalachians. The trails traverse through dense mountainous woodlands and open pastoral landscapes. The hiking looks easy, but it never is. The hiking here is rugged, with the constant ascents and descents, climbing over and under fallen trees, meandering around leafy ...

Don’t touch these poisonous plants! 13

Don’t touch these poisonous plants!
It is common knowledge that many plants are highly poisonous when ingested, however how many can you recognize that are poisonous to touch? Here we’ll show you how to identify the common ones you’ll likely encounter when hiking in the United States that are poisonous to touch. There are a number of poisonous plants in the ...