Category: Food & Water

Wilderness Fine Dining

On the way to the outing, Scouts stopped at the grocery store and loaded up on enough canned chili and beef stew for the entire trip. At dinnertime, partially opened cans were set directly onto the coals of a camp fire. After a few minutes, we wrapped a dirty shirt around our hand and grabbed the bubbling food out of the fire, then took metal spoons and ate right out of the can. Later the cans were smashed, and buried away from the campsite. Today we have moved beyond cans to freeze-dried meals. Learn how to prepare them correctly. (Forward this to your backpacking friends.)

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Camp Stoves

While cooking over fires might seem like a good idea to a Tenderfoot, they generally wreck havoc on the environment and are often prohibited in

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Water Purification

There are many “experts” who say that high-elevation water is usually clean and that treating it is not required. And it is true that the

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Food/Nutrition

Backpacking food has changed a lot since the days when Scouts bought chili and beef stew for their 50 milers and cooked dinner by setting

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