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No Cook Backpacking by Kim Safdy of Outdoor Herbivore

Backpackers are always looking for ways to save pack weight. Some continuously upgrade to the latest lightweight gear, while others remain solely focused on eliminating all but the necessities. Regardless of the motivation, the objective is the same – to lessen the load so that hiking is easier and more enjoyable. Thus, a common reaction […]

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High fiber Hiking

Reader Poll: Ever Have a High Fiber Backpacking Food Overdose?

If you’re not careful, you can easily eat too much fiber on a backpacking trip with combustible or even explosive consequences! Dried apricots, fig newtons, nuts and other foods eaten in sufficient quantities can cause a tremendous amount of gas, severe constipation, or worse! What is the worst high fiber backpacking food overdose you’ve every […]

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Trader Joe's Almonds are a great backpacking food

10 Ultralight Backpacking Foods

The best ultralight backpacking foods are high in calories, compact, and fast to prepare. In order to keep your food load as lightweight as possible, you want to carry foods that have 100 calories per ounce or more. One ounce is 28.3 grams, a fact that will help you compare food labels, measure out portions, and […]

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Jack Daniels Pulled Pork

Whiskey Jack Mash: An Instant Winter Backpacking Meal

The last thing you want on a winter backpacking trip is to wait a long time for dinner to cook or rehydrate. You need hot food – immediately – to stay warm while you melt snow to resupply your drinking water and to keep your “furnace” burning throughout the long winter night. Here’s a rich […]

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Dehydrating Ratatoille

Recipes for Adventure: The Backpacking Chef’s Dehydrated Food Bible

The Backpacking Chef, Glenn McAllister, recently published a backpacking and camping cookbook called Recipes for Adventure (available on Amazon), which is chock full of healthy, hearty, and homemade backpacking recipes. I know this first-hand because I’ve made many of them, like this Ratatoille. But while the meals and snack recipes in Recipes for Adventure are […]

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Apricot Lovers Quick Cook Bulgur

Apricot Lovers Quick Cooking Bulgur Wheat One-Pot Backpacking Meal

Bulgur is a quick cooking form of wheat that is an excellent alternative or substitute for rice or couscous in one-pot backpacking recipes. Best known as the grain ingredient in tabouli salad, Bulgur has a pleasant nut-like flavor which is high in fiber, rich in B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous Ingredients: Servers 1 1/3 cup […]

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