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.┬áIf 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 […]

Winners of CLIF Bar Mother’s Day Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my CLIF Bar Mother’s Day chocoholic giveaway contest, so many great replies and examples of moms, sisters, wives and friends who are everyday athletes. In fact it was hard to pick winners among the entries, so I ended up opting to use Random.org to select three entries among all […]

Mother’s Day CLIF Bar Chocoholic Giveaway

In honor of all the amazing moms out there and the fact that Mother’s Day, which is this coming Sunday so be ready, is just around the corner I’d like to giveaway three very special packages of CLIF Bar chocolate goodness. What active mom doesn’t like chocolate? Each of the three CLIF Bar boxes will […]

Taste Test | CLIF Mojo Trail Bars

It was a gray and day here in NC, so it was the perfect opportunity to catch up on some trail bar taste tests that I’ve been meaning to finish up. Usually I would be doing all of the taste testing myself based on the fact that I’d most likely be the one eating them […]

Bliss Bars | Evolution of the Energy Bar

Chances are that if you’ve ever gone on a day hike or longer backpacking trip you’ve taken along some sort of energy bar as a lightweight and convenient snack. You might have even gone through several different types of these bars in an effort to find the one you like best, I know I have. […]

Liquid Biscotti aka ‘Super Spackle’

I tried a new recipe for my trip to Mt Whitney that is a calorie-dense, delicious treat that can be eaten on its own or added to other meals, like breakfast oatmeal, for a boost of energy to kick-start your day. Unlike most people, ultralight backpackers do not eat low-calorie snacks. We’re not dieting when […]