Like most people who backpack, hike or just simply enjoy the outdoors I like to vary how and what I eat while I am out in the bush and with the wide variety of backpacking foods out that is really pretty easy.
To be honest I have a preference for ready made backpacking food like Hungry Hikers and Mountain House produce simply because I don’t want to go to the trouble of cooking and then dehydrating my own food. To supplement these foods I usually take protein bars , trail mixes etc that are easy to find in any grocery store.
Also most decent ready made backpacking food is full of the healthy protein and carbs that any hiker needs everyday and they mostly taste pretty nice.
I tend to spend a bit of time checking out what other people feel about various companies and meals and just wanted to share a video with you of a good comparison between Mountain House and BackPackers Pantry meals and here it is …..
The difference in brands is quite substantial and while I don’t have a preference for either one having not personally tried ether it is fairly obvious that the Mountain House meal looks and seems much higher quality.
It would be interesting to hear what your thought’s are so please add your comment below.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” — Edward Abbey
When it comes to backpacking, particularly if you want to go ultralight will mean getting your pack to weigh as little as possible. The market is now full of lightweight gear that includes packs, tents sleeping bags and the like but when it comes to some essentials it is not that easy. Toiletries in particular often come in heavy duty packaging and heavy duty means heavy weight. The best way to go is to make your own ultralight backpacking toiletries kit.
The camping hammock is now becoming more popular than ever before. With people now backpacking all over the country, or in some cases all over the world, a hammock may or may not be a good choice. Whilst some are converts and believe camping with a hammock is the only way to go, there are still plenty of others sitting on the fence. I think you either love them or you hate them. The most common question asked by the inquisitive is: are camping hammocks comfortable? Well that depends……..
When taking to the trail it is important that you go fully equipped especially if you are going for any length of time. There is no use going laden down with a load of heavy gear because you will either not get very far or the enjoyment will be taken out of it because you will be struggling with the weight. We have found an article on ultralight backpacking essentials that we think will of use to you when you are planning your next backpacking trip Continue Reading
Want To Get Away From It All ? Here Are Some Great Ultralight Backpacking Tips
Ultralight Backpacking Tips
Here at the Camping Trail we love sharing great camping tips and in this case we are looking at some excellent Ultralight Backpacking Tips.
First off I guess we should be defining Ultralight backpacking as carrying everything you have on your back and being able to do this for a decent period of time no matter if you are traveling to another country or hiking into the backwoods along some new and wonderful trail. In this article by Brenda Yun we look at her list of Ultralight Backpacking Tips….. Continue Reading