Purchasing Freeze-Dried Backpacking Meals for Your First Backpacking Trip
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by Outdoor Herbivore
3M ago
Purchasing Freeze-Dried Backpacking Meals for Your First Backpacking Trip Outdoor Herbivore Blog If you are new to the world of backpacking and freeze-dried meals, one of the most important things to consider is what you’ll eat while on the trail. Here are a few tips to help you plan and purchase meals for your first backpacking trip. What Foods to Pack – Commercial Backpacking Meals versus Grocery […] The post Purchasing Freeze-Dried Backpacking Meals for Your First Backpacking Trip first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Expert Tips For Planning Backpacking Meals And Mail Drops For a Successful AT Thru Hike
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by Outdoor Herbivore
5M ago
Expert Tips For Planning Backpacking Meals And Mail Drops For a Successful AT Thru Hike Outdoor Herbivore Blog Food planning can be confusing for the first-time thru-hiker or section hiker. You have yet to determine your pace and don’t know how many days you can go between food resupplies. Here are some tips based on a decade of supplying meals to the thru-hiking community. How much food should I pack for my Appalachian […] The post Expert Tips For Planning Backpacking Meals And Mail Drops For a Successful AT Thru Hike first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Where Do Most Thru Hikers Mail Food to Resupply on the Colorado Trail (CT)?
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by Outdoor Herbivore
5M ago
Where Do Most Thru Hikers Mail Food to Resupply on the Colorado Trail (CT)? Outdoor Herbivore Blog Each year we are asked by hikers planning a CT thru-hike if we can mail their food resupply. We sure can! The Colorado Trail (CT) is a 485-mile (781 km) trail that spans southwest of Denver to Durango in Colorado, United States. Considered by hikers to be breathtaking and challenging, much of the trail stays […] The post Where Do Most Thru Hikers Mail Food to Resupply on the Colorado Trail (CT)? first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Better for Backpacking: Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Food?
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by Outdoor Herbivore
6M ago
Better for Backpacking: Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Food? Outdoor Herbivore Blog Backpackers who need to minimize weight and space will carry dried food. Most of a food’s weight and volume is due to its water content, and freeze-drying and dehydrating are methods to remove the water, resulting in lighter and packable food. When food is sufficiently dried, it can be stored without refrigeration since the microorganisms […] The post Better for Backpacking: Dehydrated or Freeze-Dried Food? first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Pulse Power: A Closer Look At This Ultimate Hiking Fuel”
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by Outdoor Herbivore
7M ago
Pulse Power: A Closer Look At This Ultimate Hiking Fuel” Outdoor Herbivore Blog Inexpensive and filling, lentils are often a forgotten food. That needs to change! Lentils are an excellent source of energy and protein and can be easily incorporated into trail recipes. Find out how lentils can help you boost your energy and find some easy ways to use them in backpacking meals. Lentils are the edible […] The post Pulse Power: A Closer Look At This Ultimate Hiking Fuel” first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetic Friendly Backpacking Food
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by Outdoor Herbivore
10M ago
Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetic Friendly Backpacking Food Outdoor Herbivore Blog Consuming a surplus of calories long-term leads to the accumulation of fat in the liver and pancreas that causes type 2 diabetes (T2D). Any activity that decreases intra-organ fat can put diabetes into remission. Backpacking is an excellent activity for people with diabetes. It’s a moderately intense aerobic activity that reduces weight and builds muscle […] The post Type 2 Diabetes | Diabetic Friendly Backpacking Food first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Is it Necessary? Food Dye in Backpacking Meals & Packaged Food
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by Outdoor Herbivore
11M ago
Is it Necessary? Food Dye in Backpacking Meals & Packaged Food Outdoor Herbivore Blog Food additives are commonly used to prevent or slow spoilage during storage, preserve vitamin content, or alter food’s appearance, taste, and texture. Food coloring is a type of additive that is functionally unnecessary — its sole purpose is to make food appear more colorful. Unsurprisingly, food dye is common in mass-produced packaged foods that you […] The post Is it Necessary? Food Dye in Backpacking Meals & Packaged Food first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest
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by Outdoor Herbivore
1y ago
Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest Outdoor Herbivore Blog Carrying a bear canister is something that backpackers have to do in many US National Parks and most areas of the California Sierra. Here is the most current information (July 2022) on where bear-resistant containers are required, what type, and when. The post Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Identifying Edible Berries on U.S. Hiking Trails
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by Outdoor Herbivore
1y ago
Identifying Edible Berries on U.S. Hiking Trails Outdoor Herbivore Blog Hiking trails in the United States offer an abundance of edible berries that are great for raw snacking. They add fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants to your trail diet. Blueberries, blackberries, huckleberries, mulberries, raspberries, and strawberries, are just a few examples of the delicious and nutritious berries you may encounter. If you’d like to try […] The post Identifying Edible Berries on U.S. Hiking Trails first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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Low Sodium Backpacking Food
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by Outdoor Herbivore
1y ago
Low Sodium Backpacking Food Outdoor Herbivore Blog A common question we get from backpackers is, “What backpacking meals do you have that are low in sodium?”  Low sodium is a regulated term for food containing 140 mg of sodium or less per serving. Most packaged food will not meet this definition because salt functions as a natural preservative and drying agent. Fresh food […] The post Low Sodium Backpacking Food first appeared on Outdoor Herbivore Blog ..read more
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