The Perfect Backcountry Taco

Ultimately 2 years of trial and error and I have refined the backcountry taco into a masterpiece.  Some of the final touches included switching from corn to flour tortillas and a very unconventional use of the reactor stove.  The results- mouthwatering.

Read More

How to Plan Backcountry Meals

I am 2 weekends into 3 weekends of backpacking and have been geeking out about meal plans.  To be honest, I always geek out about food and nutrition (no surprise). Eating in the backcountry shouldn’t really be different than how we eat at home.  Our balance of macros (fat, protein, and carbs) and sources should be similar.  The problem is, many of us don’t know how to balance macros at home and this carries over to the backcountry.

Read More


My trip into the Palisades in the California Sierra involved a very BIG day of almost none stop movement.  Sometimes you plan these days out well in advance, sometimes it’s a spur of the moment trip.   As we packed, I grabbed some easy win trail snacks. 

Read More


So how does caffeine affect us and how do we use it to improve energy and performance?

It best helps your performance when you DON’T use it all the time. Take note that I didn’t say that you never use it.  But I am going to talk about cutting back and using caffeine strategically. Why should you reduce your caffeine intake? It has to do with how stimulants affect the body and our energy level.

Let’s explore the effects of caffeine and how to use it to your advantage.

Read More