Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused Dog Food

Merrick Backcountry Dog Food Review

I’ve noticed that as my chocolate lab Coco has gotten older her eating habits have changed. We rescued Coco as a young dog approximately two years old so we never really had her as a puppy. When she was young she would devour any amount of food that we put out for her as soon […]

Good To-Go Food Sample Pack Giveaway

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The start of the year, for me and many others, consists of lots of food testing. I have some old faithful recipes and meals to fall back on, but I enjoy the process of trying new recipes, packaged meals, and just generally tinkering with food before the hiking year gets crazy. Better to test early and find […]

Review of Paleo Meals To Go

Paleo Meals to Go Review

At last, quality ingredients and freeze dried convenience combine to create delicious, healthy, and paleo-friendly backpacking meals. For quite some time now I’ve wondered how long it would be before paleo diet eating options would hit the outdoor industry. Well now they’re here and thanks to Paleo Meals To Go I couldn’t be happier. Eating […]

Hungry Hikers Meal Review

Hungry Hikers Meals

Hungry Hikers sent Murray’s Hurried Currie, Three Sisters Scramble and Chicken Pot Pie for me to take into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last week. Each meal is freeze dried and packaged up into meals for two. I had two captive test subjects with me on the trip that agreed to be unbiased guinea […]

Greenbelly Meal Bars Giveaway

Greenbelly meal bars

I was recently contacted by Chris Cage, the founder of Greenbelly meal bars, to see if I would like to try some samples of his new bars. Never one to turn down free food, I jumped at the opportunity and thought I’d share my findings with all of you. Keep reading for a chance to […]

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


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


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 […]