Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Ukrainian Borscht

Nomad Nutrition caught my eye with their Ukrainian Borscht. Let's put it this way....have you ever seen borscht sold as a backcountry meal? I'm going to hedge most of my readers didn't grow up eating borscht in their homes, much less on the trail. I did, my Mom loved making big pots of it that… Continue reading Meal Review: Ukrainian Borscht

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Herbed Mushroom Risotto

We looked through the products on Good To Go's website and our choice was the Herbed Mushroom Risotto. Vegan gluten-free meals don't get a lot of attention. However this one we tried out when we didn't have Alistaire along, as it contains walnuts in the pesto. Good To Go is based in Maine. The meals… Continue reading Meal Review: Herbed Mushroom Risotto

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: 2 New Wild Zora Soups

Wild Zora has introduced recently two new flavors of their soup packets. (For the other three flavors, see here for our review). Both new flavors have reasonable levels of sodium, are gluten-free, no added sugar, paleo and keto friendly, and are nightshade (no tomatoes), soy and peanut/tree nut free. They are AIP friendly (Auto Immune… Continue reading Meal Review: 2 New Wild Zora Soups

Gear

Gear Review: Hiwassee Trading Co Socks

For the past 12 or so years I have worn mostly Injini Socks (the toed ones) for hiking. Most socks are wasted on me, as I like my toes separated when I am hiking. But it isn't to say I don't like pretty socks. I was at our local very rural hardware store, during their… Continue reading Gear Review: Hiwassee Trading Co Socks

Gear · Hiking · Hiking Gear

Gear Review: Deuter ACT Trail SL Backpack

Sometime around 11 years ago I bought my first Deuter backpack. My oldest son had had a Deuter Fox 30 for years, and I had been impressed how well it was holding up (it held up so well I sold as he aged out). At that point I was chewing through a daypack a year.… Continue reading Gear Review: Deuter ACT Trail SL Backpack