An interesting phenomenon in the backpacking community is fear mongering on the trail. Even more so, our ability to buy into it so quickly.
Several years ago, we hiked the Buffalo River Trail. The first section of trail had more elevation change than we expected or were conditioned for. As we worked our way up one particularly steep section (for Arkansas), we met a man coming down the hill.
He said, “Just wait until you hit the first hill on the next section!”
Continue reading “There’s Someone In My Head And It’s Not Me”
Whether you are a thru-hiker, section hiker, ultralight or heavy weight, one constant every backpacker will face is, “What will I eat on the trail?”
Our challenge is finding something that tastes better than cardboard, can be made from a few ingredients, and requires less than a commercial kitchen to make!
Here are a few trail meals that are light to carry, easy to make and actually taste good!
Continue reading “You Are Going To Starve Out There!”
I asked a Facebook group, “What’s the coldest weather you have cowboy camped in.” The answer was, “Minus 28 in an ice cave.”
And I was wondering if I could risk it at 30 degrees…
Most of us are mortal so we will never be found outside at 28 degrees below zero!
How do we get our backpacking fix when every outdoor option involves death by hypothermia?
Other than a trek in New Zealand (its summer there), here are a few options to fill our time.
Continue reading “Is Cold Soaked Couscous And Tuna Really A Romantic Dinner?”