Winter Backpacking Tips 5

Winter Backpacking Tips
Cold weather means averything takes longer. Anticipate and plan for the extra time needed. Be realistic when it comes to hiking mileage. Stop to rest when hiking. Excessive sweating and non-wicking clothing will make you colder. Protect exposed skin and lips with lip balm (SPF 15 or higher) and sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher). Check EWG ...

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude 1

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude
34% of the world’s population lives within 330 vertifical feet (100 meters) of sea level Chances are, you live in a part of the country that is lower in elevation, and pay no attention to cooking instructions intended for high altitudes. But one day you may find yourself hiking more than 8,000 feet above sea ...

Backpacking with Peanut Butter 2

Backpacking with Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter is a staple food on the trail. The creamy consistency makes it easy to smear on crackers and bagels. It is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat and offers a good amount of protein, making it especially attractive to vegetarians. And peanuts, like all plant foods, contain no cholesterol. Here we’ll explore the different types ...

Replenishing Electrolytes 24

Replenishing Electrolytes
It is summer here in the South and that means high humidity with daily temperatures in the 90s. Engaging in almost any outdoor activity will surely bring plenty of sweat. Sweating is good for the body. As you know, sweating is our body’s built-in mechanism to keep us cool, although it does not feel refreshing with ...

First Aid Kits for Backpacking – 10 Essentials 4

First Aid Kits for Backpacking - 10 Essentials
What items should you carry in a first aid kit, as a solo backpacker? If you hike with a dog, what extra items do you need for your furry companion? Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items ...

Food RX for pain & inflammation 2

Food RX for pain & inflammation
Whether you are experiencing sore hips or knee pain from hiking, an injury such as a twisted ankle, or just a bad headache, there are certain foods you can eat to ease the pain. In this article, you’ll find a list of foods that contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds to help counteract inflammation and soreness in the ...