11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist

11 Gifts for the Outdoor Recreationist
It is that time of year again for many to fulfill their tradition or obligation of gift exchange.  We have put together some useful gift ideas for people who love the outdoors! We hope you find this list helpful. 1. Make a Charitable Donation Donate to a non-profit instead of buying a commercial gift. It may not look ...

High Calorie Vegetarian Fats

Backpacking long distances in mountainous terrain can burn up to 5,000 calories per day. Because fat provides the highest source of calories by weight, hikers need to consume a greater amount of fat to account for lost calories. Besides providing energy, fats are vital for insulating your body, supporting immunity and brain health. They are also ...

How to Grow Oxygen

How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide a soothing environment. It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space. What Plants Can Do Remove Pollution NASA research proves common house plants are ...

Thru Hiker’s Eating Strategy 1

Thru Hiker’s Eating Strategy
Strategy: No Weight Loss Backpacking consumes a high amount of calories. In general, you will need to consume 2,000 calories for easier hiking and 4,500+ calories for difficult terrain or cold weather to avoid weight loss. Most backpackers are not climbing up mountains all day, but rather gradually ascending and descending. Therefore, let’s assume that ...

Dried Fruits to take Hiking 7

Dried Fruits to take Hiking
Organic dried fruits are not only delicious to munch on while backpacking, but have many health benefits as well. For instance, the phenols in the skin of an apple provide UV-B protection against sun damage, and the potassium in a banana help maintain muscle function. Dry fruits contain multiple vitamins (A, B, C, Calcium, Iron, ...

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 ...