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Foods You Need to Eat when it is Cold Outside

Foods You Need to Eat when it is Cold Outside

Winter backpacking can require an additional 500 – 1,000 calories per day, an average of 4,500 calories per day for men and 3,500 for women. Start planning the right foods before the start of your winter backpacking trip. Eating nutritionally sound foods will make the difference in your ability to stay warm and energized.

Winter Backpacking Tips

Winter Backpacking Tips

Cold weather means everything takes longer. Anticipate and plan for the extra time needed. Be realistic when it comes to hiking mileage. Stop to rest when hiking. Excessive sweating and non-wicking clothing will make you colder. Protect exposed skin and lips with lip balm (SPF 15 […]

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude

Cooking Dried Foods at High Altitude

34% of the world’s population lives within 330 vertifical feet (100 meters) of sea level Chances are, you live in a part of the country that is lower in elevation, and pay no attention to cooking instructions intended for high altitudes. But one day you […]

Backpacking with Peanut Butter

Backpacking with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a convenient and high calorie snack for backpackers to take on the trail. It is loaded in healthy fat and offers a decent amount of protein. Here are a few methods that make it easy to take it out on the trail.

Looking Skyward: Forecasting Weather using Nature

Looking Skyward: Forecasting Weather using Nature

As the weather turns hotter, water vapor condenses from nearby water sources and around mountain tops, forming into dark clouds. These clouds have the potential to culminate to intense electrical storms. Clearly, it is unwise to continue ascending a summit as the sky is pulsating […]

First Aid Kits for Backpacking – 10 Essentials

First Aid Kits for Backpacking – 10 Essentials

What items should you carry in a first aid kit, as a solo backpacker? If you hike with a dog, what extra items do you need for your furry companion? Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. […]