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 $.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.