Flash & Bang in the Outdoors

Flash & Bang in the Outdoors
Lightning is a spectacular weather phenomenon, and I have been reminded of its awesome power during the afternoon storms here in North Carolina. Last week we were starting out a hike at the 6,000 feet altitude in the Mount Mitchell mountain range when a storm quickly formed. Luckily, we were able to quickly walk down to ...

Backpacking with Olive Oil 1

Backpacking with Olive Oil
Olive Oil is an excellent choice to take when backpacking. Not only is it healthy and contain a high calorie per ounce weight ratio, but it also has a multitude of non-cooking purposes. In cooking, it can be used in place of butter to provide additional flavor and calorie in foods such as soups, pasta, rice, and ...

Cook in Bag? No! 2

Cook in Bag? No!
Cook in Bag – Backwoods Fast Food We found it to be a little disheartening that so many hikers wanted to know if we offered “boil in bag” packaging at the annual Trail Days event in Damascus, VA. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, this involves the use of a heavy releasable stand-up ...