How to Plan a Menu for a Long Distance Backpacking Trip

How to Plan a Menu for a Long Distance Backpacking Trip

This article is a must read if you love to spend your days outdoors and cook your meals immersed in nature! For many of us, menu planning for a backpacking trip is a last minute consideration. Stop off at a grocery on the way up to the mountains and grab the essentials: mac and cheese, ramen, oatmeal, and, of course, bars, bars, and more bars. But the longer your hike (around the third day of a backpacking trip is usually when it becomes tough to eat another energy bar), the more important it is to vary your diet, both to maintain a high interest in your food and to keep your energy levels up and active. If you’re planning your first long hike, whether it’s

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Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes for Warming Up Your Winter Adventures

Hot Cocktail Recipes: Getting quality outdoor time during the winter can come with a few sacrifices, but a delicious cocktail need not be one of them. That’s why we’ve hand-picked six hot cocktail recipes that can be made at home or in the outdoors. These drinks are sure to warm the fingertips and elevate the spirits of those who play in cold temperatures. We recruited professional NYC bartender with a General Certificate in Distilling, Ryan Herzog, to curate these recipes for a variety of winter adventures. 1. Italian Coffee The perfect powder day cocktail. Jenna Herzog A close cousin to Irish coffee, this Italian variation calls for bittersweet amaro to add depth and spirit to your daily brew. Try it: instead of your usual morning

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Trail Gourmet: Southern Recipes Perfect for Camping

Trail Gourmet: Southern Recipes Perfect for Camping

Southern camp recipes that are sure to inspire even the pickiest of eaters. Long-distance backpackers regularly joke about the things they can’t wait to eat when they get off the trail. And let’s face it—just about any restaurant menu sounds better than the same old noodles you’ve been eating for a week. Not to worry, though—there’s a way to stay on the trail and satisfy those cravings at the same time. Forget the freeze-dried pasta and boring hot dogs: these Southern-leaning dishes are not only delicious, they’re a cinch to make outdoors. (Note: The following recipes yield about 2 hearty servings each.) Cheesy Grits Grits are a Southern favorite, and while they can be eaten any time of day, there’s nothing like a savory breakfast

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