Paperwork to bring backpacking

Paperwork to bring backpacking

If your next adventure is taking you into the backcountry, you’re probably already planning on how to shave some weight off your pack. Chances are, you’re looking at your wallet and wondering what needs to come along and what can stay behind. If the only paperwork you’re bringing is a map, read on!

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trans catalina thru hike trip report

Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail

As far as mile per view goes, backpacking the Trans Catalina trail is hard to beat for the amount of effort and miles you need to put in for the grand, sweeping ridge views! While low mileage and a non technical trail, don't let the mile markers fool you into thinking this is a simple backpacking trip along a fire road. You'll climb up to the ridge, down to the ocean, and back up to the ridge, pretty much every single day!

Easy, yet excellent backpacking trip for the winter season as the mileage between campsites is low enough to accomplish in limited winter daylight hours.

Great trip for a gear shakeout if you're testing out new gear or simply looking to see what items you can go without.

Great intro to backpacking as there’s a lot of trail support or for experienced backpackers who want a low stress, minimal planning trip.

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See you at the 2020 CDT Trail Days!

See you at the 2020 CDT Trail Days!

We are so excited to be attending this year's CDT Trail Days in April! New Mexico is a gorgeous state with phenomenal views and trails, and we are excited to be headed back there! 

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gluten free freeze dried food for backpacking

Gluten Free Freeze Dried Food

Are our meals gluten free? Yes… and no. If you choose to avoid gluten from a lifestyle choice and not from a dietary restriction, then you shouldn’t have any issue eating our meals. However, our meals are not produced in a gluten free facility. 

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freeze dried food for thruhiking trails

Pre-order and save 10% on our Newest Freeze Dried Meals!

Pre-order and save 10% on our two newest freeze dried dishes. Our Cranberry Rice Pudding (vegan; dessert) and Sweet Potato Mash (vegan; side dish) are available for pre-order from now until January 24! 

Both of these dishes feed two! Plenty of food to share or to enjoy solo as a single feast. Discount applied automatically at checkout. 

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going stoveless on backpacking trip

Going Stoveless – Cold Soaked Meals on the Trail

Whether you’re going without a stove, carrying minimal fuel, hiking in extreme heat or a fire restricted area, or simply don’t feel like taking the time to boil water (anyone else a lazy morning person?!), try cold soaking on your next hiking trip!

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoorsy Person

Your Holiday Gift Guide for Hikers, Campers and Explorers

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Backpackers, Campers, and Explorers! Browse affordable gifts for the outdoor adventurer in your life.

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how to make the best coffee while backpacking or camping

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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