Why calorie density is vital for hiking and running

Whether you’re looking for the best food to eat before running, the best backpacking food, or simply food to take camping, you’ll be interested in the most calorie dense foods you can get your hands on. What is a calorie dense food? Food that is calorie dense has a lot of calories for its weight. Consider raisins and grapes. Raisins are dried grapes; you might … Continue reading Why calorie density is vital for hiking and running

Camping meal ideas using miso paste

Miso – the delicious soup made from soy beans. You’re probably used to enjoying it at Japanese restaurants. But did you know it’s ideal for camping meal recipes? Practicality A sachet of miso paste is lightweight and compact, and oh so tasty when you need to replenish salts. It’s an ideal food after hiking, climbing or trail running. How to use it Quick and warming starter: … Continue reading Camping meal ideas using miso paste

Food of the week: fruit cocktail roll-ups

How about this for a camping food idea? Fruit leather. Also known as fruit roll ups, they’re delicious and nutritious and perfectly portable – now is the best time of year to take lots of ripe fruit and turn it into hiking superfood! Not only that, but when you make your own, you can create the perfect fruit cocktail. Vote for the cocktail combination you want … Continue reading Food of the week: fruit cocktail roll-ups

Food of the week: coconut bacon

Question: How do you keep meat fresh while camping in warm weather? Answer: Skip the ice packs and dry jerky and try coconut bacon instead. Protein-rich meat is hard to keep fresh without a fridge. If you’re missing your salty, smokey bacon on hiking trips, you’re in for a treat. Coconut bacon from Smoups is almost indistinguishable from the real thing – crunchy little slices … Continue reading Food of the week: coconut bacon