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How to Make the Best Coffee in the Backcountry

I only have three requirements when I’m making coffee in the backcountry: 1) the coffee must taste great (duh); 2) the coffee can’t have a gritty feeling; and 3) cleanup must be fast and simple. Now, as a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I’ll admit that criteria #1 completely depends on the quality and freshness of the coffee beans and what your taste for coffee is. I like a black mug of joe from medium to light roasted beans.

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PCT Thru Hike Resupply Guide

Resupply On the Pacific Crest Trail

If you’re applying for the Pacific Crest Trail permit lottery or already have your permit issued, then congratulations! You’ve taken the first step towards the adventure of a lifetime! 

For many, food is the largest source of anxiety when planning a long-distance backpacking trip. Read our resupply guide for more information on successfully planning your food for the PCT.

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The Definitive Backpacking Gear Checklist

So you want to go backpacking? Excellent! Let me be the first to welcome you to this lifelong addiction to the great outdoors and hiking off the beaten path. Read more for our philosophy on packing gear as well as a downloadable checklist!

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Eating Freeze Dried Food Without Water

The quest to pack lightweight camping and backpacking food is forever ongoing. Naturally, this begs the question if you are out section hiking or backpacking, do you need to fully rehydrate your freeze dried meals? Read on to learn more!

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5 Epic Backpacking Trips in the USA

America has some of the most iconic hiking trails in the world – from the recognizable vistas in places such as Arches, Yellowstone, and El Capitan, to the more cult like passion that Katahdin and the Tetons inspire. We’ve rounded up our 5 epic backpacking trips across the States. How many have you trekked?

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2019 PCT, AT, and CDT Thru Hike Giveaway!

This year, we're celebrating thru-hikers! We know a little bit of encouragement can go a long way, and so we've teamed up with Hiker Feed to help make your life a little easier, so you can be warriors not worriers when it comes to your thru hiking food ;) ⁣

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How To Eat A Bushka Meal

An overview of how to eat a Bushka freeze dried meal! Introducing the Bowl Bag! No longer worry about whether or not your spoon can reach the bottom of the pouch or about your hand becoming gross and sticky (yuck!) With the second tear notch, you can reduce the bag height and turn the pouch into a bowl.

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Freeze-Dried Food For Backpacking

Whether this is your first backpacking trip or you are a seasoned wilderness adventurer, wherever your journey takes you, bring Bushka freeze-dried meals with you.

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Tales From The Trail: Backpacking the John Muir Trail in 19 Days

Few things match the thrill of completing a childhood dream. And for Emma (trail name Pepper), that's exactly what thru-hiking the John Muir Trail was! A childhood dream come true. Read Pepper's backpacking journey here!

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