Tag Archives: Food

Alpine Aire Snacks, Dips, and Smoothies – Initial Review

Various snacks, smoothie, and dips.

Few things can change how a trip in the backcountry is remembered more than food. Insufficient quantity or poor quality can dull the thrill of bagging a summit or ruin the satisfaction of a hard earned day on the trail.

Over the next month, I will be testing out some backcountry food products from Alpine Aire.

Click here to see my initial review on a variety of snacks, dips, and smoothie from Alpine Aire.

Kaleb R

B.Redi Salsa

B.Redi Salsa

B.Redi Salsa

Salsa is the essential topping for any corn chip and makes burritos and tacos taste even better, but until now there has not been a satisfying salsa option for ultralight backpackers.  B.Redi Foods hopes to change that with their new line of Salsa packets.  These Salsa packets only require the user to add hot water and stir for a delicious salsa.  I will be reviewing the B.Redi Salsa packets over the next few weeks.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Not Just Another Bar

GFB - Gluten Free Bars

GFB – Gluten Free Bars

I’ve been checking out the GFB – Gluten Free Bar over the last month or so.  I’m impressed with the thought that has gone into these bars, and the taste.  The healthiest food in the world probably won’t get eaten if it doesn’t taste good.  Read about what I’ve found while eating them.  Check out my review HERE.

GFB was provided for review purposes.

~Kevin

Update: HydroFlask

Check out the update for the 18 oz HydroFlask.  Its been keeping my food and drinks warm while I wait for winter to get to Northern New England.  I’m enjoying the nice weather, but its made reviewing some things a bit interesting.  Read what I’ve found out so far HERE.

The HydroFlask was supplied for review purposes.

The Honest Kitchen Dog Food

Do you take your pet hiking with you?  If its a dog, or a cat (does anyone hike with a cat?) you might want to check out The Honest Kitchen.  They make dehydrated – read ‘lightweight’ pet foods.  I ordered a sample, and want to share what Roxie and I found. Read my review HERE.

Trail Food Challenge- Breakfast Polenta

April 20, 2010
by Andy Bowman

A few months ago I challenged myself to start trying to create, copy, or use recipes to make my own trail meals. There are plenty of websites and cook books dedicated to this hobby, but I wanted to see just what happens when someone like me tries to make their own food. Anyone can read a cookbook, but how many of us can really use it or its ideas to create palatable and easy to make trail food? Well, my first recipe is up and while I like it, it may not be the thing for you, but you can always give it a try. Breakfast Polenta ala Andy my first creation and I hope you enjoy.