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Melted chocolate straight from the Ziploc

Backpacking Stoveless: Dinner in a Jar

I never thought I’d explore the many uses of a peanut butter jar until last summer on the Continental Divide Trail, when it became both my stove and my bowl. Repurposing the peanut butter jar was all part of an attempt to go lighter and simpler, and to secretly test my threshold for a daily […]

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Yogurt with huckleberries and paleo pumpkin spice granola that I made on the Trail

Ideas for No Cook Backpacking Meals

I tried backpacking with no-cook foods rather than the usual cooked fare on a two week trip this summer. It’s not clear I saved much weight with no-cook foods, but with my gear so light, I had room for luxuries and figured I would try some no-cook methods I learned from experienced thru-hikers last year. […]

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