Nutrition

Go-to GORP Recipe

Go-to GORP Recipe

Most hikers and backpackers probably have their favorite trail mix which is some variety of GORP. While there are many commercial varieties available, I prefer to make my own. Here...

Apr 13, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Counting Calories Part I

Counting Calories Part I

Beginning down the rabbit hole of long-distance trail nutrition. I am looking to the leaders in our trails and asking the questions for better calorie intakes and better nutrition. There...

Aug 8, 2016 : Kmeg
6 Trail mix recipes to get you excited

6 Trail mix recipes to get you excited

Trail mix is a great option for the ultralight backpacker. Here are 6 recipes to tempt your palate.

Feb 14, 2016 : Dawn Webster
Bros Before GMO’s – My Review of Bearded Brothers Bars

Bros Before GMO’s – My Review of Bearded Brothers Bars

In my quest to find nutritious food for my summer of thru hikes, I came across Bearded Brothers.  A small company based out of Austin, Texas, these bars grabbed my...

Apr 23, 2015 : Sprinkles
Adventures in Dehydrating

Adventures in Dehydrating

In the past I've mentioned the fact that I would be home-preparing most of our meals for our summer of thru hiking and, for the past two weeks, my food...

Apr 17, 2015 : Sprinkles
Food Review – Picky Bars

Food Review – Picky Bars

While I have written about how different on trail eating and off trail eating can be, for my long-distance hikes this summer I’ve decided to go a little healthier.  While...

Feb 10, 2015 : Sprinkles
Electrolytes for Backpacking: What You Need to Know

Electrolytes for Backpacking: What You Need to Know

Dehydration is a total buzz kill and can often take people off the trail for a few days. The answer? Electrolytes. After strenuous activity, most people reach for their Gatorade...

Jan 27, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable Its crunch time! Saving money and working overtime might be your life at the moment, but in months or weeks (depending on when you...

Jan 2, 2015 : Wolfgang
Planning for My Gluten Free/Dairy Free Thru-Hike

Planning for My Gluten Free/Dairy Free Thru-Hike

Over the course of my 2,185 mile AT journey I will be faced with many challenges – intense lightening, roaming bears, cold rain, and ridiculously rocky terrain – but proper...

Nov 9, 2014 : Laura Houston
Adventures in Dehydrating

Adventures in Dehydrating

As with anything where there is no right answer, there is a plethora of diverging ideas in regards to nutrition on the trail. Having reviewed taken into account many people’s...

Jan 1, 2014 : Emily Dusek