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Avoiding Dishes in the Backwoods: Cooking Bag Pot Liners

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 […]

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers

How to Winterize your Toes and Fingers

Despite covering your hands and feet during the 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 toes will get colder. When the core is cold, blood is pulled away from the extremities, which makes the feet and toes feel colder. Sometimes an extra mid-layer shirt, or a warm hat will do more to keep the extremities warm than adding layers on the hands or feet. Also, drinking warm fluids will help warm up your core temperature quickly. Once your core is warm, excess heat is distributed to the extremities.

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside

Most outdoor activities can be done year-round with the proper choice of clothing. Here we’ll discuss the best clothing to wear when backpacking or cycling, fabrics that wick away moisture, dry quickly, and are breathable.

Relief from Poisonous Plants while on the Trail

Relief from Poisonous Plants while on the Trail

Did you just touch poison ivy, oak or sumac? How can you avoid a rash after touching them? What can you do to alleviate the itching if you develop a rash? Know what cures can be found growing in the wilderness!

Don’t touch these poisonous plants!

Don’t touch these poisonous plants!

The plant world is coming back to life as the temperature is starting to warm. Did you just touch poison ivy, oak or sumac? Know how to identify these common poisonous plants so you can avoid any aggravating rashes.

Doing dishes in the backwoods

Doing dishes in the backwoods

The doing dishes task is one of dread for many backpackers because cleaning often involves finding and collecting more water. And after cleaning, you have to walk a few more steps away from the camp area to scatter the wastewater. Sometimes it is not a […]