Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packet Review

So, the hubby and and I are going to be backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail this Fall and I am prepping with getting our meals together, etc. I have had a variety of instant coffees; however, most are not individuality packaged. I like Starbucks coffee but it is kinda expensive for the amount that we … Continue reading Trader Joe’s Instant Coffee Packet Review

Biolite Stove Review – 2 years post purchase

We have been using our BioLite stove with the grill attachment along with the cattle for about 1 to 2 years now and here are some of the things that I like and don't like since using it: Pros/Likes: It's very compact as the battery fits into the stove compartment and then they both slide … Continue reading Biolite Stove Review – 2 years post purchase

How to recharge your electronic devices in the woods

Whenever we go camping or backpacking, we have a couple of different ways that we recharge our electronic devices. Depending on how much wattage you will need in order to recharge the device, will dictate which method. For small devices like a headlamp or Garmin GPS watch, our Biolite Stove works just fine; however, my … Continue reading How to recharge your electronic devices in the woods

First backpacking trip….and lessons learned

BUCKS SUMMIT TO THREE LAKES = 11-12 miles (1-way) depending of which signs or GPS used. Honestly this trip was WAY too much for me as I did not train (this was couch to 12miles) nor did I have any idea of what I was doing, but I always wanted to cross off backpacking from my bucket … Continue reading First backpacking trip….and lessons learned