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More Energy & Less Fatigue on the Trail: Spotlight Vitamin B12

More Energy & Less Fatigue on the Trail: Spotlight Vitamin B12

Eating poorly on the trail will lead to fatigue in the short-term and illness in the long-term.

Turmeric + Ginger + Cranberry: A Powerful Fusion

Turmeric + Ginger + Cranberry: A Powerful Fusion

Food calories equate to more than energy, some contain powerful healing properties. Here we highlight three such foods: 1. Turmeric Turmeric contains curcumin, which is notable for its ability to reduce joint and muscle pain. It works much the same as an over the counter […]

Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving

Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving

When Wild Turkey numbers dwindled in the twentieth century from hunting and habitat loss, various states, such as California, adopted programs to reintroduce them. These programs have saved them from extinction. Today, wild turkey populations have recovered throughout the United States. Here in Northern California, […]

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale¬†botanically¬†related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes […]

Eliminate Leg Cramps while Hiking

Eliminate Leg Cramps while Hiking

Backpacking involves a long and steady aerobic workout with fitness benefits that rival other more intense, higher impact activities. Although backpacking is a non-competitive recreational activity with a low chance of burn-out, the constant climbing and descending can lead to cramping and injury. Besides overuse […]

Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food

Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food

Peak performance on the trail requires food that nourishes and strengthens you. Some tips on how to find it.