Backpacking with Peanut Butter

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 1

Backpacking Superfoods: Chia Seed
Chia seeds are loaded with extensive value for the light weight backpacker. They require little space, no cooking, are high in calories, omega-3, dietary fiber, phosphorous, and calcium.  Energy: 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: hydrate the ...

Cold Cereal for Lunch: Backpacker style

Cold Cereal for Lunch: Backpacker style
Why not? Forget the rules while you are backpacking in the presence of the open sky. Muesli or granola cereal is fast to prepare, loaded in calories, and tastes great. Hikers are fond of instant meals, energy bars, and candy bars for their convenience factor.  However, we are unimpressed with the ingredients found in most ...

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, ...