Category: Food & Water

backpackers preparing food
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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water pollution
Food & Water

Water Purification

Water. It’s the source of all life. It makes up around 60% of the average adult human body, and without it, our life expectancy dwindles

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backpackers cooking breakfast on canister stove
Food & Water

Backpacking Food & Nutrition

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

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