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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.

Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer Review

The Harvest Right Home Freeze Dryer is a fantastic - and fantastically expensive - way to prepare backpacking meals.

Searching for the Light

After the year of darkness that was 2020, I needed to walk in the light of the Mojave desert.

Blood Moon on the Border

An off-trail borderlands odyssey during a lunar eclipse in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Land of Fur and Fire: the Yellowstone Caldera Loop

With Covid-19 necessitating an unsupported hike, we undertook an ambitious loop through the geysers and lakes of the Yellowstone Caldera.

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