Five day hiking menu – great dinner recipes

Hiking Menu five 5 days

Tweet We received a terrific email from Meredith sharing her dinner recipes for the Overland Track hike. The menu can be used for any outdoors trip where you need food that will last a few days without refrigeration, is lightweight, easy to pack and won’t spoil. What we love about it is that it is really simple. […]

Dehydrating meals for hiking – some tips and tricks

Dehydrating meals for camping or backpacking

Tweet We have been having an email conversation with Julie about a few of the finer details of dehydrating full meals. She had a couple of excellent questions that we decided were well worth sharing here. Over to Julie’s email: I’ve recently bought your ebook “Food to Go”, which I’ve found a huge help for […]

A Novice Tramper in New Zealand – how to get on the trail safely!

Tricky Creek Crossing New Zealand

Tweet For a complete beginner, going from a casual day hike to a well-planned multiday tramp, as they are called in New Zealand, can be a daunting task. In this article, we will help you make the jump with advice on the essential backpacking gear that you will need to acquire in order to be […]

Hiking food – have you tried La Chang or chinese sausage?

La Chang - hiking food

Finding protein to add to meals when you are hiking or bushwalking can be challenging. Without refrigeration, your backpacking food options options are limited to either prepackaged (like tuna), dehydrated at home or a pre-dried meat such as jerky or sausages like salami . In this article we discuss using La Chang or Chinese sausage as a great option to add to fresh food when you are backpacking in the bush.

The best of Our Hiking Blog 2010

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Tweet It has been a very busy 2010 at Our Hiking Blog. We thought it was a great time to review some of the most popular articles over the last 12 months and share a couple of highlights of the year. We hope you had a great 2010 with plenty of adventures and have some […]

Free hiking food? Well sort of…

The meal, rehydrated and ready to eat!

Tweet We’ve been lucky enough to receive a large quantity of Strive dehydrated food.  No, not from Strive but another unnamed source who had a bit “spare”. Each pack is 350 grams and is a Meal Compliment containing dehydrated Vegetables and Lentils. The estimated cost (as we can’t see them on the Strive website) is […]