Trail Food

I recently completed a trip that was not nearly as comfortable as it should have been due to poor menu planning. No, I didn’t go hungry, but I did end up with about five pounds of food I didn’t eat. I planned no-cook meals but ended up eating just candy bars, jerky, chocolate pudding and…

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Dog Hiking FAQs

What’s the best breed for hiking and packing? As with any activity, there is no best breed. Some breeds tend to be poorly suited for hiking and carrying a load- long backed breeds such as Bassets and Dachshunds for instance. Some have coats that pick up burrs and debris, or coats so thick they can’t…

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Recommended Reading

Dogs- Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod Paulsen, Gary– Harcourt Brace 1994 Woodsong Paulsen, Gary– Simon & Schuster 1990 Fan’s Guide to the Iditarod, A Hood, Mary H-Alpine 1996 Guide to Backpacking with Your Dog, A LaBelle, Charlene– Alpine 1992 Hiking With Your Dog Hoffman, Gary– ICS 1998 (Second Edition) Hiking With Dogs…

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On the Subject of Towels

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of…

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