Backpacking food

Going Stoveless 101

Going Stoveless 101

*I titled this blog as a "101", but I am by no means an expert on this topic. This will be my first attempt at a thru hike so I...

Mar 28, 2016 : Ashley Schellhase
Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

Ramen, 40’s, and “That Love”

The first half of the A.T. was a new experience for me. It was my first long distance hike and I was NOT used to packing lightweight nutritious food. I...

Feb 23, 2016 : Adam Ryan
The Quest for Peanut-free GORP and Budget Drop Boxes

The Quest for Peanut-free GORP and Budget Drop Boxes

Mail drops have have been the second most difficult aspect of planning for my thru hike attempt after gear. .. Enter my quest to craft drop boxes so I can...

Feb 16, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
How To NOT Get Lost in the Woods

How To NOT Get Lost in the Woods

T- minus: 92 days It was a bright and sunny summer day. My boyfriend and I had decided to drive two hours up to one of the many beautiful Pennsylvania...

Feb 8, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
A Backpacker Travels on his Stomach

A Backpacker Travels on his Stomach

Since my wife gave her blessing, I've spent a lot of time trolling the aisles of my grocery store trying to identify foods that readily translate to the trail.  Breakfast,...

Dec 23, 2015 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Gear Review: Vargo Titanium BOT

Gear Review: Vargo Titanium BOT

Vargo has created quite a name for themselves in the hiking and specifically ultra light community.  For good reason.  This product being one of them.  Named the Titanium BOT because it's half...

Dec 1, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin
A Heart of Gold & A Gypsy Soul

A Heart of Gold & A Gypsy Soul

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off...

Oct 29, 2015 : Kimmy Morris
Trail Food: Epic Bar

Trail Food: Epic Bar

My order: Epic Bites Sample 4 Pack & Epic Bar Sample Pack - 9 flavors Like it or not, we are at the top of the food chain.  We are...

Aug 11, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin
Trail Food: Exo Protein Cricket Flour Bars

Trail Food: Exo Protein Cricket Flour Bars

It came as no surprise when I did a quick Google search of what "Jungle Bacon" really is.  This is the strangest thing Co-CEO Gabi Lewis of Exo Protein has...

Jul 28, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin
Trail Food: Chapul Cricket Flour Bars

Trail Food: Chapul Cricket Flour Bars

One trend I have noticed with most long distance hikers is a lack of healthy eating habits on the trail.  Most hikers "survive" on a diet of sodium fortified nutrient...

Jul 22, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin