kale powder, backpacking superfoods, good trail food

Kale or leaf cabbage are part of the cruciferous vegetable family (Brassica oleracea), which is related to other dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, bok choy and arugula. They are famous for their good-for-your-health reputation. And kale is no exception. Rich in vitamins A, K and C, along with minerals (calcium, manganese, potassium, magnesium)…

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how to make ghee step3

Ghee is my favorite fat to cook with on the trail. Why and how do I use it for backpacking recipes, as well as how to store it and where to buy, I’ve covered in a previous blog post. Now I’d like to tell you how to make your own ghee at home. At first…

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instant soups, backpacking lunch ideas, trail recipes

  What could be better than a cup of hot soup on the trail, especially when the weather is cold and rainy? I do not know about you, but we have faced bad weather many times during our trips and on occasion, we’ve even been soaked clear through. After pitching a tent and changing into…

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hiker's diet, vitamins and minerals, backpacking food ideas

Vitamins and minerals act as the body’s “spark plugs” for physical activity. Some help the body utilize the energy generated from carbohydrates, protein and fats, whereas others help the muscles to contract and relax. When someone doesn’t consume the proper vitamins, serious health problems can develop. Vitamin deficiencies may not show on the surface with…

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hiker's diet essential nutrients, backpacking food ideas, trail recipes

Hikers and outdoor sports enthusiasts in general expend enormous amounts of energy just maintaining essential bodily functions during an outing. If they are not consuming sufficient nutrition to sustain their activity, the result will be an imbalance in energy, which will deplete the body. If you’re a hiker you need to replenish the energy you…

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