Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel
Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale botanically related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes circulation and reduces pain. Ginger also contains blood-thinning actions, which ...

Moon Navigation 1

Moon Navigation
How can you find your way if you are lost at night and do not have a compass or GPS? It’s common to navigate in the wilderness by using the sun or the stars, however if it is a cloudy night and you can’t clearly see the constellations, using the moon is also a good ...

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 ...

Hot weather hiking tips

Hot weather hiking tips
Your hiking companion won’t hike in the bitter cold, so you compromise by taking the winters off. When spring arrives, you are eager to hit the trails. You head away from home at every opportunity. Life is good. But now summer temperatures have arrived.  If there is Heat, the diagnosis is Sweat Moisture will seep out from your ...

Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners 2

Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners
You may already know that Outdoor Herbivore is against the use of heating foods inside of soft plastic. It doesn’t align with our view of producing backpacking food made from high quality, organic ingredients, and subsequently urging hikers to pour boiling water inside a plastic bag to reconstitute it. This is why we do not sell our ...

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers
Despite covering your hands and feet during frigid weather, you still find yourself suffering from icy toes and fingers. There are a couple of reasons why this happens. Your extremities are the furthest point from your torso (core), which is generating heat. If you do not have enough insulation covering your torso, your hands and ...