Backpacking Vegetarian or Vegan? 4

Backpacking Vegetarian or Vegan?
  Is it possible to maintain my vegetarian/vegan diet while backpacking? This question is a common one that we get from backpackers. Meat eaters claim a vegan (or vegetarian) won’t be able to finish their hike because they can’t possibly consume enough calories, protein, or fat, and will become weak and sickly. This is NOT ...

America – Corn Fed & Bred

America - Corn Fed & Bred
The American food system is simply supplying what the American consumer is demanding.  Blame the consumer, not the system.  If you don’t want it or like it, don’t buy it.  There are always alternatives – maybe not as cheap or convenient, but they are there… be aggravated enough to search. ~Safdy The Consequences of Fast ...

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 2

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health - Part 2
Capitalism wins more food opportunities. It is no surprise, that in a capitalistic society, our food system has devoted its energies to increasing production yields so it can sell food as cheaply as possible. Obviously, making profit is necessary to sustain a business, as is creating efficiencies to maximize profit. But, profit can be realized ...

The Western Diet: Smart for Profit, Dumb for Health – Part 1

The more people believe in something, the more accepted it becomes.  The more we believe something to be “wrong” the less accepted it becomes.  We don’t know why we practice certain behavior if we never stop to question it.   Most people do not stop to question their dietary choices until they become sick.  We just ...

Our Food Ingredients 1

“From the perspective of nutrition, performance, and environmental impact, a vegetarian diet is the sensible choice for the outdoor recreationist. It benefits you and the ecosystem.“ – Outdoor Herbivore Celebrate the Experience of Food! Outdoor Herbivore believes we should not trivialize what we consume. After all, food can heal our body just as it can destroy ...

Why not meat? (3 good reasons)

Not Good For You. Not Good For The Environment. Not Ethical. First, Outdoor Herbivore feels strongly about the ethical, health and environmental consequences of a meat-based diet and does not believe that eating animals is necessary when there is plenty of nutritious plant-based food available. Secondly, we do not believe that industrialized, factory farming practices are ...