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Chocolate Lovers in the Backcountry

Chocolate is for many a treat and for others an essential part of their diet. On the trail, it is definitely a food that brings people together.

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Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Gourmet Hikers

Are you still looking for holiday gift ideas for your favorite gourmet hiker? Don’t look any further, check out this top 10 holiday gift ideas under 35$.

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How to Make Pumpkin Powder?

It is pumpkin season, and you find yourself submerged with pumpkins? Why not transform it in pumpkin powder? You’ll be able to preserve it for a long time and use it to make delicious backpacking meals. And you don’t even need a dehydrator to do so!

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Bear safety: How A Bear Played with My Food

Yeap, a bear played with my food. Here is what happened.

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Gourmet Menu for a 5-day Backpacking Trip

Need food inspiration for a multi-day backpacking trip for this summer? Don’t look further! This 5-day menu will satisfy your taste buds while fueling your muscles for the all those hills to climb.

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Top 8 Tips for Backpacking Meals on a Budget

You want to get into backpacking but the price of the packaged freeze-dried meals dishearten you? Or you’ve been fueling on ramen for years and just can’t stomach it anymore? Don’t compromise on taste and prepare tasty and cheap backpacking meals. Follow these tips to save big $.

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Thru-hikers and Backpackers, Get Your Proteins Right

Have you carefully planned your protein intake for your upcoming long backpacking trip or thru-hike? Maybe not… Well, here are four reasons why you should. Then learn what your protein needs are.

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Menu for the Hut Visitor

Whether the hut visitor is on skis or snowboard, he enjoyed planning his day in the outdoors based on the warm hut locations. Stopping for lunch at one hut is a must-do and part of the fun of the day.

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Top 6 Backcountry Recipes with Maple Syrup

Maple syrup can be use in much more recipes than only pancakes. High in simple sugars, it is a quick source of energy for all your outdoor adventures. Since March is the prime season for maple syrup production, I thought I would share my favorite ways to enjoy maple syrup on the trail.

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Menu for the Young Explorers

The young explorers are happy (or sometimes not that happy) to follow their parents in the outdoors. Depending on the personality and the energy level of the young explorer, the moving pace can be pretty high or painfully slow. But what should we feed these young explorers?

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5 tips for the perfect foodie Valentine’s Day in the Backcountry

This year for Valentine’s Day, why not doing something different? Your partner or spouse prefers the quietness of nature to the crowded environment of restaurants? And thinks there is nothing like spending time together hiking, snowshoeing or skiing? Instead of going to a restaurant with your lover (and some many other couples!), why not packing lovely food and enjoy it in the outdoors? Check out these five pieces of advice for a successful outdoor Valentine’s Day.

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Menu for the Birdwatcher

The birdwatcher prefers to describe his/her day by the number of birds or animals observed rather than the km covered. The breaks are frequent (this is how you spot birds right?), so are the opportunities to eat.

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Menu for the Intense Backcountry Skier

The intense backcountry skier skins up as quickly as possible in the early morning to have fresh tracks and repeats this as often as possible well into the afternoon (or until the avalanche risk becomes too high).

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Top 10 Hot Drinks to Fuel Your Winter Adventures

There is nothing more satisfying on a winter adventure than sipping on a hot drink while looking at an amazing snow-covered view. What about making this moment even more satisfying by bringing tasteful drinks on your adventures.

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Top 5 Foods to Keep Warm in the Backcountry

Reaching a mountaintop still covered with snow in August, exploring glaciers at night or shredding fresh powder on your backcountry skis: extraordinary outdoor adventures can also mean incredibly cold temperatures. How can your food choices help you to keep warm out there?

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Tons of ideas to pimp your pasta meals on the trail

Pasta and other wheat products have a kind of a bad reputation these days. This is too bad because pasta is rich in carbohydrates, the preferred energy source of muscles while hiking and performing other physical activity tasks.

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Menu for a 3-day backpacking trip with ingredients available at your local grocery store

No time to dehydrate all of your food before your next backpacking trip? Or to order online a bunch of different (and expensive) freeze-dried foods? It can be easy to make tasty and nutritious meals from ingredients available at your grocery stor

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What are your fluid needs at high altitudes?

Hiking and backpacking in remote (and awesome) places such as mountains and glaciers often means reaching higher altitudes than where we normally live. The higher we climb the more the effects of altitude will be felt, such as increased perception of effort (it becomes more difficult to perform the same task) and increased ventilation (breathing more heavily). Some effects of altitude are less noticeable, yet just as significant, such as changes in fluid needs.

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Unique Menus for Overnight Backpacking Trips

Overnight trips are perfect for backpacking novices and for experienced (and busy) outdoor adventurers. Here are 3 menus to help you plan your next overnight trip.

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Interesting findings at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s grocery store, with its unique products, can be a great source of inspiration for new backpacking recipes. Here are some of recent findings:

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Shopping for Backpacking Trips at Whole Foods

Who said you couldn't shop for your next backpacking trip at the same store you shop for your groceries? Ok, Whole Foods is not known for low prices… but there are still some interesting deals to make there! Check out these ideas of foods to put in your shopping cart for your next backpacking trip!

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Need your espresso fix even on the trail?

How does caffeine affect your mood and performance on the trail? Your need for an espresso fix has nothing to do with how coffee tastes (Ok, the taste can be pretty wonderful!), but rather with the drug that it contains: caffeine. Let’s face it: most of us are caffeine addicts. But how does this drug affect us? Can it provide any benefits to hikers and backpackers?

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Shopping for Backpacking Food at the Grocery Store

No time to shop online for specialized freeze-dried or dehydrated foods? Your regular grocery store has a lot more to offer for backpacking foods than you might think!

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A New Valuable Resource for Outdoor Enthusiasts!

When I moved from the East coast of Canada (Québec) to the West Coast of USA, I discovered a world of opportunities in terms of hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and backcountry skiing! As a registered dietitian, I was excited to get into food planning for my trips, but when I looked online for resources, it was hard to find recipes I liked and made with easy-to-find ingredients.

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