Poha: raw rice for hikers

The Indian breakfast of champions! The convenience food that replaces bread! The rice you can eat raw! I stumbled across poha in my local Indian supermarket and I’m feeling inspired. Wikipedia describes it as “an indori rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes… (which) can be eaten raw by immersing it in plain water or milk, with salt and sugar to taste, or lightly … Continue reading Poha: raw rice for hikers

Why we should copy NASA’s ideas on food

Space exploration has given us great ideas that we’ve re-used right here on earth, including, famously, the ball point pen. But it’s NASA’s ideas on food innovation that we ought to be copying. NASA scientists are faced with a particular challenge for feeding the astronauts on smaller spacecraft. The food needs to provide: …Enough calories as well as a carefully balanced diet, need no special storage … Continue reading Why we should copy NASA’s ideas on food

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

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

Top 10 Calorie Dense Foods

Calorie dense foods: half the weight, twice the energy. Perfect foods for runners and backpackers. If you’re carrying food for any length of time when camping, not only will you need more calories than you normally would, but you’ll also want to avoid carrying more weight than you absolutely have to. When trying to cut down the weight of your backpack, Adventure Alan rightly points … Continue reading Top 10 Calorie Dense Foods