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 […]

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 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 […]

Gossamer Gear / PROBAR Giveaway Winner!

probar giveaway announcement

Wow! This giveaway had more entires than any other previous giveaway that I have run on my blog, I guess not everyone got exactly what they wanted from Santa this Christmas. Just a few quick stats: 1,441 entries, 774 comments, 94 re-tweets – you guys are awesome. As you can see from the graphic above, […]

Gossamer Gear Kumo & PROBAR Giveaway


As many of you know I am a big PROBAR fan thanks to my friend, unofficial PROBAR ambassador and founder of Gossamer Gear, Glen Van Peski. Glen turned me on to PROBAR shortly after reading my various blog posts chronicling my quest for a tasty and nutritional snack bar for backpacking. Glen was sure I’d love PROBAR […]

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 […]

Share Your Photos, Win CLIF Bar Goodies

You may have heard the buzz around CLIF Bar’s Meet the Moment, a celebration of athletic adventures and the places they happen. Whether it’s action, adventure or the thrill of the chase, CLIF Bar wants people to share how they met their Moment by uploading inspiring photos and stories. In turn, CLIF will donate $5 […]

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 […]

Amazingly Good Paleo Beef Jerky Recipe

Amazingly good paleo beef jerky recipe

I just made my first batch of Paleo beef jerky and the results are so good that I thought I’d share it with you. My entire house smells of beef jerky right now and it’s driving my dog crazy – poor thing. What’s Paleo? I’m not going to go into the details, but simply put […]