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December 1, 2019

backpacking recipe: Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork takes a standard like mac & cheese up a couple of notches on the flavor spectrum. This is one of my favorite meals for backpacking!

December 1, 2019

Review: Meat Shredz Pulled Pork

Do you need a quick source of protein for hiking and backpacking? Meat Shredz Pulled Pork is a new favorite of mine on the trail. I like it so much that I created a new recipe for backpacking.

July 3, 2019

Backpacking Gear List

This is my typical three-season backpacking gear list, with info about how I use each item.

June 15, 2019

How to lighten the load of your backpack

(Updated for 2019) Like pretty much everyone who backpacks, I’ve been looking for ways for lighten my load. Over the past three years, with the purchase of a few new items and the leaving behind of a few more, I’ve cut just over 7 pounds from my pack weight!

May 29, 2019

My backpacking food plan

At home, I don’t have any problem eating enough, but when I’ve been exerting a lot, especially during prime alpine backpacking season when it’s hot and my energy is easily depleted, I have a hard time wanting to eat on backpacking trips. And I’m a picky eater, so that makes it even harder!

May 15, 2018

backpacking recipe: Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Instant mashed potatoes are an easy to make meal for backpacking. No cooking on the stove is required, so this recipe is great for those who just want to add boiling water to a meal and will be ready to eat in 10 minutes or less.

May 14, 2018

DIY Sawyer Squeeze gravity filter system

No more pumping or squeezing! Convert a Sawyer Squeeze water filter and let gravity do the work of filtering water for you.

May 1, 2018

backpacking recipe: ginger almond berry oatmeal

Instant oatmeal is easy enough to make, but doesn’t keep me fueled for very long, so I add almonds, hemp seeds and milk powder for protein and freeze-dried blueberries and raspberries for flavor.

March 19, 2018

backpacking recipe: Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite Italian meals that I make at home. I adapted the recipe to make it work using dehydrated and freeze-dried ingredients, and it’s now my favorite backpacking meal.

February 18, 2018

A short story about snow camping

You’ve been snow camping before and liked it so you want to go again. But this time, to a bigger mountain that you’ve never seen up-close in the winter.