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Is Buying a Home Freeze-Dryer Worth the Money?

Home Freeze-dryers are handy but expensive. Are they worth the cost? We show you how to find out.

How to Store Freeze-dried Food

Best practices for storing your freeze-dried food (plus one killer chiles rellenos recipe).

MYTHing the PCT in a Time of Change

Searching for grace and gratitude through the smoke.

Nitecore NB10000 Review

The Nitecore NB10000 is a simple portable battery charger built around a carbon-fiber platform for maximum weight savings.

Why is it hard to freeze-dry liquids?

In part four of his ongoing series, Drew Smith tackles freeze-drying a smoothie.

The Backpacking Poncho: An Ultralight Alternative to Rain Jackets

Drew Smith makes the case for backpacking ponchos. They provide more ventilation vs. rain jackets and can also function as ultralight tarps.

Why Freeze-Dried Food Retains Taste and Nutrition

In part three of his ongoing series on freeze-drying, Drew Smith explores the science behind how freeze-drying preserves important nutrients - and why it matters.

How Does Freeze-Drying work? (The Physics of Making Freeze-Dried Backpacking Food)

Why and how does freeze-drying work? The physics and science of freeze-drying your own backpacking food, plus a killer freeze-dried hash browns recipe.

Trouble Behind

Enriching friendship through fishing and adventure in Colorado’s Middle Park.

Freeze-Drying Your Own Backpacking Meals: How to Eat Your Favorite Town Food on the Trail

In this freeze-drying installment, we discuss the history of freeze-drying and experiment with using a freeze dryer to prepare our favorite take-out town meal for enjoyment in the backcountry.

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