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 ...

Doing dishes in the backwoods 5

Doing dishes in the backwoods
The doing dishes task is one of dread for many backpackers because cleaning often involves finding and collecting more water. And after cleaning, you have to walk a few more steps away from the camp area to scatter the waste water. Sometimes it is not a matter of laziness, but of circumstance. It might be ...

Tips for a Lighter Footprint 2

Tips for a Lighter Footprint
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”— Gaylord Nelson If you are reading this, then chances are you already do quite a bit to help the environment. So, we hope you’ll find something that you may have not considered ...

Camp Food Preparation Tips 2

Camp Food Preparation Tips
You are excited about your upcoming backpacking trip, but struggling with the food preparation. You would rather be planning the route instead of the food. Backpacking food calls for considerable preparation. A menu must be decided, the food purchased, ingredients dehydrated, quantities carefully measured, the meals rationed, sealed into plastic bags, and labeled with cooking ...

Cook in Bag? No! 2

Cook in Bag? No!
Cook in Bag – Backwoods Fast Food We found it to be a little disheartening that so many hikers wanted to know if we offered “boil in bag” packaging at the annual Trail Days event in Damascus, VA. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this involves the use of a heavy releasable stand-up ...