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 ...

Backpacking with Peanut Butter 2

Backpacking with Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter is a staple food on the trail. The creamy consistency makes it easy to smear on crackers and bagels. It is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fat and offers a good amount of protein, making it especially attractive to vegetarians. And peanuts, like all plant foods, contain no cholesterol. Here we’ll explore the different types ...

How to Cook when Backpacking 1

How to Cook when Backpacking
Whether you have recently started backpacking or are a veteran, you could probably benefit from a few cooking tips. First, we’ll describe the common method that backpackers use when cooking dried foods and strategies you can use to conserve your cooking fuel when using a backpacking stove. This method of cooking is a great concept and ...

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 ...

Backpacking Superfoods: Chia Seed 3

Backpacking Superfoods: Chia Seed
Chia seeds are loaded with extensive value for the lightweight backpacker. They require little space, no cooking, are high in calories, omega-3, dietary fiber, phosphorous, and calcium.  Chia Seed Energy Content: 140 Calories per 1.0 oz (28.35 g) or 2 TB Preparation: You can eat chia seeds raw, or sprout them. To eat the seeds: ...