If you are going on a last minute overnight backpacking trip, you may be wondering what you can quickly grab from the store to assemble a decent meal. Of course, there is always the option of going without a stove and eating candy and trail […]
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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, […]
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 […]
Despite covering your hands and feet during the 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 toes will get colder. When the core is cold, blood is pulled away from the extremities, which makes the feet and toes feel colder. Sometimes an extra mid-layer shirt, or a warm hat will do more to keep the extremities warm than adding layers on the hands or feet. Also, drinking warm fluids will help warm up your core temperature quickly. Once your core is warm, excess heat is distributed to the extremities.
Most outdoor activities can be done year-round with the proper choice of clothing. Here we’ll discuss the best clothing to wear when backpacking or cycling, fabrics that wick away moisture, dry quickly, and are breathable.