Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Long ago in the dark ages of hiking and backpacking there were few choices for freeze-dried meals - in both brands and what you could even buy meal wise. Much of what was offered was American "classics" that were heavy on carbs, and what Boomers had grown up on. Which would make sense, considering the… Continue reading Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Book Reviews · Hiking · Local Adventures

Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

In the past year a new edition of Getting To The Water's Edge was printed, the 3rd edition. The 2nd edition was well used by us, and I was very happy to see a more up to date version finally be published. The book covers both Whidbey and Camano Islands, which makes up Island County.… Continue reading Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

Packit Gourmet's Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding might be listed as breakfast, but it makes a great meal anytime of the day. It's not polenta, nor is it corn meal mush, instead it is a smooth and thick bowl of comfort food. Studded with fire roasted corn, green chilies and lots of cheddar jack cheese,… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Peak Refuel Dinners

I had originally planned on reviewing Peak Refuel meals last year, then came the Pandemic and they were sold out everywhere. It took a long time to be able to get my hands on them. Though they are well stocked now, both on their website and on Amazon. We picked up the "New Meal Pack"… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Peak Refuel Dinners

Book Reviews · Gear

Review: Essential Wilderness Navigation and Suunto Compasses

Kirk picked up for us and the boys a copy of Essential Wilderness Navigation: A Real-World Guide to Finding Your Way Safely in the Woods With or Without A Map, Compass or GPS, which came out in 2019. With the boys getting older (they will turn 9 & 11 in the coming months), we have… Continue reading Review: Essential Wilderness Navigation and Suunto Compasses