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October 29, 2019

If I were to ask 10 people what they think carb-loading consists of, I’m willing to bet a 12-month subscription to the Backcountry Fuel Box that 9 out of 10 people would guess it consists of eating a big bowl of pasta the night before a big athletic feat.  Though 12-mo...

October 22, 2019

Introduction

Pop-tarts are the epitome of junk food, aren’t they?  A white-flour based crust that leaves behind a white residue on your fingers making it look more like you just finished up an intense game of pool rather than having breakfast.  They're lathered with a t...

August 29, 2018

The Top 10 Finds at Winco.

They're employee-owned, have decent prices, and are literally everywhere in the Western states.  As great as these things sound, they pale in comparison to their greatest asset: the bulk bins.  Welcome to Winco. 

If you're headed West...

August 15, 2018

It's an incredible privilege when someone asks you to participate in their writing. I was beyond excited when a very talented health writer asked my thoughts on diet trends currently popular that may be unnecessary for actual weight loss. Take a look at the article wri...

July 31, 2018


Photo Credit: Seward City News

With a population of just over 2,700 people, the town of Seward, Alaska is hardly bursting at the seams.  The one exception to that rule is the week of July 4th when the great Mount Marathon race takes place.

Dubbed "the toughest...

July 12, 2018

Done.  Finished.  Wrapped.  In the books.  All words and phrases used to describe the completion of a highly anticipated event.  The Exo Death Hike certainly checks the box for each of these.  Capturing the smallest of details from a hike like this is possible having h...

June 14, 2018

Is there anything more exciting than preparing for a trip to the mountains?  I'd argue the mere potential of seeing wildlife and stepping foot in few places that others have wondered is reason enough to keep me coming back for more.  In the same breath, I'd say there's...

June 2, 2018

If there was ever a hashtag for "tastes better than it looks", this fits the bill...

What's the first reply you'd come up with if someone asked what your main goal is in preparing food for the backcountry?  My guess is you wouldn't say "ehhh, I don’t give it much though...

May 23, 2018

Carbohydrates

We've looked at the overall benefits of dehydrating your own meals to take in the backcountry.  The question that we usually want answered next is "what do I take?". 

Most meals are built on three main components: carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.  Whi...

May 18, 2018

DIY Backcountry Meals

Packaged food has gotten a bad reputation as of late; however, I'd be the first guy to admit that shoveling in a Mountain House after a tough hike tastes like a gourmet meal.  I'm talking gourmet as in five-star restaurant where your name has to be...

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