How to Have the Best Backcountry Dinner Without Hiking in Food

Get in touch with your inner hunter-gatherer and have the best backcountry dinner that’s entirely from nature. It’s the ultimate survival test. Fish can be a decadent treat in the backcountry—if you can catch one. Photo by Ano Lobb/ FlickrPrep Work Planning isn’t always fun, but if you are foraging edible plants it’s a necessity.…

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How to Create a Weekend Backpack Menu for Less Than $25

Kiss your days of tuna-mac goodbye Once you have the gear, backpacking isn’t expensive. A night under the stars is free, and feels freeing. That’s just one of a million reasons why I love it. But, take one frenzied lap through your local grocery store to stock up for your weekend overnighter, and you’ll quickly…

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5 Drinks for Backcountry Bartenders

Passing around the flask makes you a good friend. Whipping up one of these wilderness-ready cocktails from top bartenders? That makes you a legend. Class up any camp with plastic cocktail cups from GSI Outdoors (Photo by Ben Fullerton).Treeline Negroni Tad Hamilton, head bartender at Montgomery Distillery in Missoula, Montana, recommends a juniper-heavy gin (plug:…

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How to Make Your Own Energy Bars

Save money and eat better with these DIY trail snacks. Photo by: Ben Fullerton Photo by: Ben Fullerton Quick 5-Minute Protein Truffles “Truffles are great for spur-of-the-moment types,” says Saulsbury. And they’re endlessly customizable—roll them in one of her favorite coatings, or experiment with whatever you have on hand. Makes a dozen 1-inch balls; gluten-free…

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