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Photo of the cover of Backpacker's Backcountry Cooking by Dorcas S. Miller.

Backcountry Cooking in 10 Minutes

Dorcas Miller’s book “Backcountry Cooking: From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes” doesn’t have full-page, mouth-watering food photos, but it does have an immense amount of practical, vetted, and diverse information, wisdom, and recipes for all backcountry adventurers. In the Introduction, Miller asks a question that sets the foundation for the entire book: “What kind …

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Four Local Long-Distance Hikers and Their Unique Experiences on National Scenic Trails

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking on one of North America’s long-distance hiking trails, one of the best things you can do to prepare is learn from others who have walked before you. These four Inland Northwest-based hikers offer a glimpse of life out on the trail that may inspire you to hit the trail …

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Winter Camping in Comfort—Tips to Stay Warm, Dry and Have Fun Sleeping Out in the Snow

Comfort is a relative word to apply to camping. I’m perfectly comfortable spending days at a time in the backcountry, but I recently heard of a couple who planned a summer trip in their RV, powered by generator, to a campsite less than half an hour from their home. They did so in order to …

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