Trail Bar Recipe 4

Trail Bar Recipe
We’ve talked about Lara Bars before. These simple bars combine a few basic raw ingredients, such as dates, berries and nuts into some delicious flavors. Not only do they burst with taste, but they are loaded in healthy calories (200+ per bar). We’ll show you how you can make these EASY fruit and nut bars ...

Comparing Backpacking Meals 2

Comparing Backpacking Meals
Why sacrifice on a decent meal when you are on the trail?  Eating well on the trail not only tastes better, but eating the right types of food will enhance your performance and give you the gusto to go a little further.  Eating well does not have to be gourmet or cost a fortune.   ...

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods
How can you tell if the company is trying to sell you an inferior product when it is dressed in so many health claims? Food labels assert healthful claims on packaged products to get you to purchase them.  If you know what to look for in the ingredient list, you can easily find out how worthy ...

Sweating Ions

Sweating Ions
Do you ever notice your lips tasting like salt, or feel grainy salt crystals on your face after hiking in hot weather? Maybe your eyes burn as the sweat drips off your eyelids. Those are electrolytes – what is left when the water component of sweat evaporates. They need to be replenished by drink and diet. ...

Preparing Backpacking Food 6

Preparing Backpacking Food
Preparing meals is an important step in planning a backpacking trip. You want to make sure you pack out foods that can withstand the conditions of outdoor travel, require minimal preparation, provide you with adequate nutrition, and taste good. You also don’t want to forget crucial items, such as your morning coffee. You also don’t ...

How Food Provides Energy 1

How Food Provides Energy
Food is a mixture of nutrients that produce energy for the body, stimulate growth, and maintain life. The 6 classes of nutrients: Carbohydrates Protein Fats Vitamins Minerals Water Of these six nutrients, only the first 3 provide calories in the form of energy for the body: carbohydrates, protein and fat: 1 gram of carbohydrate = ...