Recipe: Strawberry & basil fruit leather

Looking for a healthy snack for hiking and camping? Look no further. Fruit leather, aka fruit roll ups, are the tasty and nutritious snack you’ve been waiting for. This recipe is lip-smackingly delicious. And with the added flavor of the fresh basil, it’s sure to impress.   Why buy hiking snacks when you can combine in-season fruit with herbs from the garden and prepare an … Continue reading Recipe: Strawberry & basil fruit leather

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

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