Duke’s Small Batch Smoked Meats + Giveaway!

Duke's Smoked Meats

As many of you know I have a fondness for good jerky. I love to make my own paleo-friendly jerky¬†using my dehydrator and always have it with me on a hike – I’ve even been known to share it on occasion. Anyway, it seems that the word is out and that news of my jerky […]

Review of The New Primal Beef Jerky and Trail Mix

The New Primal Beef Jerky and Trail Mix review

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m a huge fan of beef jerky. I usually make my own because it’s a lot more affordable, commercial jerky can be very pricey, and so that I can have control over the ingredients. So I was excited to be given the opportunity to taste test some […]

Frog Fuel Protein Shot Developed by Navy SEALs

Frog Fuel Protein Shots

Frog Fuel is a 1oz liquid protein supplement that delivers 15g of energized enzyme-hydrolyzed collagen protein for rapid absorption. It was developed by two Navy SEALS (former members of SEAL Team-1) as a world-class supplement for operators, athletes and anyone with an active lifestyle. It contains no sugar, fat, carbs, gluten, cholesterol, lactose or other […]

PROBAR Core Protein Bars – Taste Test

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I am a huge fan of PROBAR snack bars. I’ve written about them several times and even shared a more detailed post on how I use them as the cornerstone of my no-cook backpacking meal plan. All of those posts were about the PROBAR […]

Backpacking Meals: What to Eat on the Trail

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Photo by Dave Giordano One of my personal battles with backpacking is always the question, what am I going to eat on the trail? I love hiking long distances and setting up camp but I don’t love freeze-dried backpacking meals. I used to pack my backpack full of granola bars and trail mix and try […]

Backpacking Without a Stove – Simple Non-Cook Meal Plan

Backpacking without a stove

Most of you know me as being somewhat of a backpacking stove geek. I don’t exactly hide the fact, but I am trying to get it under control. Just a few months ago I mentioned that when the conditions are right I occasionally like to go backpacking without a stove or any other cooking equipment […]

A Real Test for Odor-Proof Bags

I use LiteTrail NyloBarrier odor-proof bags to store my backpacking smellies in when I’m out on the trail. I use the PCT bear bag hanging technique most of the time to make sure that bears can’t get to my goodies and so far it’s been completely successful. How do I know if my odor-proof bags […]

Premier Protein Bars Review & Giveaway

Ever since switching to a Paleo diet several months ago and a daily Crossfit workout regime, I’ve been looking for ways to increase the amount of protein I consume as part of my daily intake. When I say Paleo diet, what I really mean is my personal goal of being100% Paleo about 80% of the […]

National Trail Mix Day | Snack Giveaway!

Did you know that August 31st is Nation Trail Mix Day? Nope, me neither but it’s been around for several years. This holiday is all about enjoying the fun, delicious snack that has been popular with hikers and backpackers for years.¬†If you’ve never had this healthy snack, let August 31st be the day you learn […]

PROBAR – Organic Meal Replacement Bars

You may have noticed that I’ve been trying a lot of snack bars lately. I’ve been on the hunt for a bar that tastes great, has the nutritional value that I want, and isn’t full of sugars or corn syrup. Snack bars and food in general is a very personal thing based on preference and […]