Eating on the Playa: Food options for Burning Man

Eating on the Playa: Food options for Burning Man
Many are preparing for the journey to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to be part of the temporary community called Black Rock City. Organizers describe this event as an experimental community centered on radical self-expression and art. Participants must bring and prepare their own food. To make it easier, we’ve made a list of suitable ...

10 Easy No Cook Backpacking Lunches

10 Easy No Cook Backpacking Lunches
Lunch on the trail should be easy, quick, and high energy. Eating a large meal in the afternoon can slow you down, so your strategy is to eat light and often by snacking during the day and having a light meal for lunch. These cold water prep meals are packed in complex carbohydrates, are quick and easy ...

Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest

Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest
Carrying a bear canister is something that backpackers have to do in many US National Parks and most areas of the California Sierra. The heavy hard sided canisters tend to dominate the list of approved bear resistant canisters because they have a longer history demonstrating their effectiveness. The problem is that they’re bulky and cumbersome, ...

Muir Trail Ranch Resupply

Muir Trail Ranch Resupply
Reader Question: We will be hiking the John Muir Trail this summer and would like for you to send a resupply to Muir Trail Ranch. Is it possible for Outdoor Herbivore to ship food to the ranch? As I’m sure you’re aware, they require packages to be packed in a plastic bucket, are you able to ...

Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food 4

Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food
If you care about the foods you eat at home, chances are you also care about your trail food. And if your standard daily fare is made from fresh whole food ingredients, why wouldn’t you expect the same level of quality in your trail food? Obviously, most fresh foods don’t pack well; they may get crushed in your backpack ...

Not Marketed as “Backpacking” Food: Everyday Grocery Items for the Trail

Not Marketed as
If you are going on a last minute overnight backpacking trip, you may be wondering what you can quickly grab from the store to assemble a decent meal. Of course, there is always the option of going without a stove and eating candy and trail bars. But, if you want to treat yourself to a ...