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The Founder | The Foodie
With over 20 years of experience in the backcountry and the field of nutrition, Aaron is passionate about creating ultralight, nutritious, and easy-to-prepare backpacking recipes that fuel your body and nourish your soul.
Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just starting your journey into the great outdoors, Backcountry Foodie is here to help you make the most of your outdoor pursuits. Let’s embark on this mouthwatering adventure together!
Revolutionize your backpacking meals with our unique and delicious ultralight recipes.
Optimize your adventures with our strategic meal planning tool – designed to save you time and money.
Elevate your outdoor journey with personalized nutrition coaching, finely tuned to energize your trips.
Entrust resupply logistics to us, unlocking an immersive thru-hiking experience, free from worries.
The Calorie Calculator
Experience seamless meal planning with our unique hiking calorie calculator. Unlike any other online tool, our calculator delivers unparalleled precision by factoring in numerous variables. Whether you’re tackling a tough trail or taking a leisurely hike, our calculator provides transformative insights, enhancing your hiking journey.
- Built on advanced scientific principles
- 15 variables shape calorie estimates
- Plan effortlessly for various adventures
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What Our Members Are Saying
"Backcountry Foodie was a wonderful resource for my Colorado Trail planning. The recipes were easy and tasty, the tools were streamlined and easy to use, and the food planning which I had been dreading turned out to be fun! Thanks, Backcountry Foodie, for a great experience!"
"I am just so wowed by your recipes! I am doing tests at home at this point and I am more excited than ever to get out backpacking so I can eat more of what I have been testing. These calorie-bomb meals are delicious, but would be very dangerous if I made them part of my home meal routine. 😉"
"I’ve been using Backcountryfoodie.com for over a year. I like the variety of meal recipes, but I really appreciate that Aaron is making sure that I’m getting a balance of carbs, fats, and protein. That keeps me hiking strong."
"Yesterday was the first time I used your meal planner feature to create my own with your recipes and I LOVE it! Having the water and oils quantities listed in the nutritional count was a surprising and most appreciated find! This will be our first thru hike and we are leaning heavily on your nutrition guidance and are very grateful for you."
"I love what Aaron is doing! I firmly believe that nutrition is key to SO many parts of life and my biggest fear of a thru hike was not nourishing my body in a way that would help me have sustained energy, maintain muscle and stay mentally strong for 6 months. However, then I found Backcountry Foodie and I feel like it is TOTALLY possible."
"On my five-day hike, your meals/recipes stood out. I look forward to them each day. In fact, for the meals where I did not use your recipes, I was disappointed in myself for not using your meals. You and your recipes definitely added to the quality of my trip!!!!!"
"Backcountry Foodie offers quick recipes that are easy to make, and they cover the sphere – cold soak, hot, gluten free, vegetarian, etc. You name it, they really do have something for everyone. As I get older and hike further, keeping my pack weight low while maintaining healthy nutrition is important." Read full review here.