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Low Sodium Backpacking Meals: Pass On the Salt Please

I’ve been trying a few new meal options over the past month in preparation for a multi-week section hike along the Appalachian Trail, which has included testing out Mountain House and Harmony House backpacking meals and Knorr Rice and Pasta sides. Frankly, I’ve been appalled by the amount of sodium included in these meals, especially […]

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Dehydrated Milk Varieties are available for a lot of different dietary preferences

Milk is the New Gatorade

Milk is the new Gatorade for backpackers. At least dehydrated milk is. What other energy drink weighs so little but packs such a big punch in terms of calories and overall nutrition? With a caloric density of 150 calories per once (dry), drinking a quart of whole milk will add 640 calories to your diet per day, […]

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AT Maildrop Resupply Box

Reader Poll: Backpacking Spice Kit Ingredients?

The biggest challenge I face on most backpacking trips is eating enough. The problem is that the food I bring or resupply in towns is boring and doesn’t have that much variety. Ramen noodles, rice sides, couscous, pasta, mashed potatoes, refried beans – they’re all monotonous to eat over a 2-3 week period. I could use a […]

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Good-to-Go Gourmet Dehydrated Meals

Good-to-Go Gourmet Dehydrated Camping Meals

Good-to-Go is a new gourmet camping food company that’s on a mission to create the best tasting and nutritious dehydrated camping meals available today. Based in Maine, they bring a Down Home sensibility to their dehydrated meals which are gluten-free and available as vegetarian or pescatarian entrees. My wife and I tried three Good-to-Go meals this […]

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Salty. Calorically Dense Foods

White Mountain Challenge Food List

Click here for a printable PDF version. Just a few more weeks to go and I’m going to start my White Mountain Challenge hike, a 230 mile unsupported, un-resupplied hike over all 48 of the AMC White Mountain 4000 footers, and everything in between. (see The White Mountain Challenge Guidelines and FAQ) An 18 Day Backpacking Food Menu […]

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Outdoor Herbivore Lickety Split Lentils

10 Outdoor Herbivore No Cook Meals

I have been experimenting with no cook backpacking meals from Outdoor Herbivore for the past six weeks to see if I want to bring them on a big backpacking trip I have slated for this year. I’ve been burned by bringing food that I haven’t tried at home on trips beforehand, so it’s worth my […]

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