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Practical Wedding Gift Ideas For Adventurous Couples

by JJ Barrows Newton I never thought I’d be writing a blog post for outdoor enthusiasts. Don’t get me wrong, I love the outdoors! I surf as often as possible, I hike and run, and living in Southern California I make it a point to stop and smell the rosemary everyday; it’s everywhere, so that’s what I call going for a walk: “going to smell the rosemary.” I love the outdoors … but I also like to shower and sleep in my own bed and flush the not-so-public toilet. So when it comes to camping, I’m more of a glamper, … Continue reading

8 Amazing (and Lesser-Known) Natural Wonders of the Lower 48 to Experience This Summer

Summer’s here, which means it’s high time for road-tripping, paddling, and backpacking your way around the natural wonders of the United States: from glaciered mountaintop to subtropical seashore. Here at Mountain House, we’re right there with you, supplying the awesome freeze-dried meals to go along with the wilderness scenery and adventure. To inspire some summertime trip-planning, we thought we’d round up some destinations worth adding to that itinerary of yours. Now, maybe you’ve got some of the truly famous natural landmarks of the U.S. on your to-do list this year: the Grand Canyon, the redwood coast, the Great Smoky Mountains, … Continue reading

Designing a Camping Meal Plan & List For a Quick Weekend Trip

Admit it: Your life revolves around food. Everybody’s does, technically, right? Meals give structure to our day and inject a whole lot of pleasure into it to boot. Food’s all the more central to the camping experience. Appetites seem to enlarge in the woods, even if you’re not burning through the calories backpacking. Maybe it’s partly because, as everybody knows, stuff does just taste better outdoors. If all you’ve got time for is a quick weekend camping getaway, you may be tempted to skimp on the meal-planning and just improvise your menu at the last minute. Ultimately, though, that’s not … Continue reading

Finding Water on the Trail

Staying hydrated is just about your first priority on any wilderness trek. You can go weeks without food, but mere days without water, and even a moderately dehydrated person may get sufficiently fogged-up in the cognition department to make poor, even dangerous choices. On day hikes and overnighters, you can often get by toting all the water you need from home. But that’s not feasible for backpackers on multi-night treks, who’ll need to find and treat natural water sources along their way. Really, though, everybody – including day hikers – should have some idea of how to find water on … Continue reading

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