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The siren song of the mountains calls loud and clear to most backpackers, which means we’re often camping well above sea level. Besides impacting our own physiology, altitude has an influence on how long it takes to boil water—and, therefore, how long it takes to prepare uncooked food. For many of you, the following will be a no-brainer rehash, but a goodly number of people still get (understandably) confused about the relationship between boiling point, cooking time, and altitude, so we thought we’d run through a quick and basic primer on the subject. Whether you’re going ski-touring in the near … Continue reading

Effects of Altitude on Water Boiling Time

The siren song of the mountains calls loud and clear to most backpackers, which means we’re often camping well above sea level. Besides impacting our own physiology, altitude has an influence on how long it takes to boil water—and, therefore, how long it takes to prepare uncooked food. For many of you, the following will be a no-brainer rehash, but a goodly number of people still get (understandably) confused about the relationship between boiling point, cooking time, and altitude, so we thought we’d run through a quick and basic primer on the subject. Whether you’re going ski-touring in the near … Continue reading

Mountain House Holiday Gift Picks

Another holiday gift guide??? Absolutely. And for two very good reasons: 1) We love good gear. 2) You probably do, too. So we asked our team of employees and Ambassadors to share with us their #1 gift ideas — and just to make sure we didn’t get a list of Land Rovers and exotic vacations, we asked everyone to keep it to $100 or less. OnX Elite Membership “OnX is a mapping service that overlays on a GPS or your Smartphone maps. it indicates what is Public land and what is private land. It is essential to knowing exactly where … Continue reading

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

We’ve all heard it said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While many of us agree that breakfast is the most delicious meal of the day (pancakes and bacon for dinner, anyone?) we might not know the health and wellness benefits from eating a hearty morning meal. Breakfast in the States is unique and varied, from rich hollandaise-dripping eggs, Super Food smoothies, bacon-wrapped everything, and classics like biscuits and gravy (fresh or freeze dried!).  Americans tend to have strong opinions on breakfast, either “Nah, I’m more of a lunch person,” or “Heck yeah! Feed me, Seymour!” In cities … Continue reading

5 Essential Pieces of Gear for Off-Roading

Guest Contributor: Brooke Jackson Regardless of what activity gets you outside and adventuring, preparedness is essential. As a first time off-road experience, the Rebelle Rally taught me a lesson (or two, or three) about how to be self-sufficient when driving in the world of off-roading. Through these realizations, not only did I leave the event feeling capable of getting myself out of just about any situation my little Jeep could get into, I also gained a new perspective for just how far I can go if I have the right gear in my rig. With that said, there were a … Continue reading

Prepping for Home, Work, and Auto

The unexpected can come a-knockin’ at any time: a bad storm, a grid breakdown, a flood- or fire- or other weather-triggered evacuation. Yet many of us are a bit blasé when it comes to prepping ourselves for such derailing emergencies, even as we take the responsible steps to pack backup and safety supplies on our hiking and camping trips. Or maybe you’re on top of disaster preparedness when it comes to your domestic space, but you haven’t really considered the possibility that the SHTF situation might occur when you’re away from home, at work or on your commute. That’s another … Continue reading