Category: Backcountry Nutrition

Dehydrating Canned and Frozen Food for Backcountry Meals
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Dehydrating Canned and Frozen Food for Backcountry Meals

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD 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 very little...

Protein, Fats, and DIY Backcountry Meals, Oh My!
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Protein, Fats, and DIY Backcountry Meals, Oh My!

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD 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 thought. I’m just out there to survive”. A person could theoretically throw some rice, a few...

Carbohydrates and DIY Backcountry Meals
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Carbohydrates and DIY Backcountry Meals

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD We’ve looked at the overall benefits of dehydrating your own meals to take in the backcountry.  The question that we usually want to be answered next is “what do I take?”. Most meals are built on three main components: carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.  While each serves their own purpose, we’ll...

Benefits of DIY Backcountry Meals and Nutrition Performance
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Benefits of DIY Backcountry Meals and Nutrition Performance

By Kyle Kamp, RDN, LD 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 a five-star restaurant where your name has to be on ‘the list’...

Snack Ideas for Hiking and Biking
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Snack Ideas for Hiking and Biking

By Kim Pierce, MS, RD, LDN, CDE I’m a snack girl!  People always seem to comment on the fact that I bring snacks everywhere I go.  I’m here to explain why I do.  I find that I am ALWAYS hungry.  When I get hungry, I want to make sure I’m providing myself with good nutrition...

Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two
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Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part Two

by Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD Live to eat or eat to live? Whether you find yourself in a survival situation or just want to try a few backcountry delicacies, expand your outdoor knowledge with this guide exploring some foods that can be foraged, nutrition information, and preparation ideas. If you missed the previous part of...

Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part One
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Wild Edibles of the Northwest – Part One

by Rachel Patrick, RDN, LD Today, I’d like to share tips on consuming wild edibles during your next adventure. For visitors and natives of the Northwestern United States, I have created a list including a few foods that can be eaten in the wild, some nutrition facts, identification, and food preparation ideas. Whether you are...

Foods to Improve Blood Flow
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Foods to Improve Blood Flow

by Briana Bruinoodge, RD, CPT Ever felt your toes tingle, or your calf cramp up when you’re halfway to the top of a mountain peak? Poor blood flow to these areas of the body could be contributing to muscle cramps or a numbness feeling in your toes or fingers. Improved blood flow, or circulation of...

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