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Comparing Backpacking Meals

Comparing Backpacking Meals

Why sacrifice on a decent meal when you are on the trail? Eating well on the trail not only tastes better but eating the right types of food will enhance your performance and give you the gusto to go a little further.  Eating well does […]

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods

How can you tell if the company is trying to sell you an inferior product when it is dressed in so many health claims? Food labels assert healthful claims on packaged products to get you to purchase them.  If you know what to look for in […]

How Food Provides Energy

How Food Provides Energy

Food is a mixture of nutrients that produce energy for the body, stimulate growth, and maintain life. The 6 classes of nutrients: Carbohydrates Protein Fats Vitamins Minerals Water Of these six nutrients, only the first 3 provide calories in the form of energy for the […]

Expiration Date of Condiment Packets

Expiration Date of Condiment Packets

Do you stow extra condiment packets from fast food restaurants?  In particular, we keep a sandwich bag stocked in our cupboard of Taco Bell Fire Sauce. These packets are useful to take backpacking or to spread on your home-made burrito when you run out of […]

High Calorie Vegetarian Fats

High Calorie Vegetarian Fats

Backpacking long distances in mountainous terrain can burn up to 5,000 calories per day. Because fat provides the highest source of calories by weight, hikers need to consume a greater amount of fat to account for lost calories. Besides providing energy, fats are vital for insulating […]

Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free

A considerable amount of our work here at Outdoor Herbivore is staying up to date on the latest news around diet related disease and illnesses. These past few months there has been quite a bit of discussion about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Gluten, […]