Review: GSI Pinnacle Camper Cookset

When heading out into the backcountry or frontcountry, food planning, packing, and preparation is always a priority!  For years, many of us have battled with stainless steel pots, non-stick frying pans, heavy mugs, and other kitchenware. Fortunately, in recent years, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number and quality of backcountry appliances for food …

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Review: STRONG & KIND Thai Sweet Chili Snack Bars

Talk about a unique flavor! I know what you’re thinking right now… “Thai Sweet Chili? Woa!” That’s right!  And it’s pretty incredible! In recent years, KIND has grown to be widely known in the “granola bar” world–maybe more properly labeled as snacks and snack bars. With a dynamic business philosophy and an entrepreneurial mindset, KIND …

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Ideas for Backpacking with Dietary Restrictions

As I deal with an upcoming allergist appointment to determine some food allergies I’ve developed, I’ve started to wonder about backpacking meals and snacks for people with dietary restrictions. Whether you’re a vegan by choice or on a doctor-recommended gluten-free or low-acid diet, planning a backpacking trip suddenly becomes a little more stressful when you …

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Mountain Oven Flameless Heating Kit by Mountain House

During my recent trip to South Dakota I found myself in a dilemma of figuring out how to heat my food and water on the trail, comply with TSA regulations and deal with extreme fire danger due to this summer’s drought. Over the last decade the TSA has tightened restrictions of what is allowed on …

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Food for Hiking

The other day I came across this blog about hiking food and it made me realize we often talk about camping food but rarely discuss food geared specifically toward hiking. To me there’s even a difference between hiking food and backpacking food since backpacking implies an overnight stay whereas hiking is usually a daytime activity. …

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