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How to choose food for tramping

How to choose food for tramping

Heading away tramping but don’t know what food you need to take? We all face a common problem when we run away on our adventures. There are so many things to think about when choosing the food you will take with you. How long are you going for? Is it a quick overnight...

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How to make “Crafty Weka Porridge”

How to make “Crafty Weka Porridge”

With this Covid Alert Level 4 lockdown, we thought, 'why not get into the kitchen and make something up, and the result, Crafty Weka Porridge. What is this Crafty Weka Porridge, you ask? Well, read on to find out what Crafty Weka Porridge is, what you need and how to...

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Kids Covid Lock-down Colouring Competition

Kids Covid Lock-down Colouring Competition

We know that these Lock-downs are tough on the kids, so we thought we'd have a giveaway specifically for the kids! We have a couple of pictures to print out and give to your kids to colour in. At the end of Covid Alert Level 4, we will upload all entries to the...

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Feeling the drain after lunch?

Feeling the drain after lunch?

Have you found that you tend to get a bit of a slump in energy after lunch on your tramping trips? Or that you feel tired all of a sudden after you've eaten? Well, we have done the research and here is why you feel this and how you can beat it or prevent it!First off,...

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Food for a short overnight trip (with kids).

Food for a short overnight trip (with kids).

When you're heading for a short overnight trip, it can be tempting to load up your pack with fresh food, and why not? It's only for one night, and the extra weight is easily manageable. It all comes a little undone, though, when you factor in kids. Kids are generally...

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Field Testing Radix Nutrition

Field Testing Radix Nutrition

On my recent North Canterbury overnight trip with friends. I was fortunate enough to take some Radix Nutrition with me. My dinner was Mexican Chilli with Organic Beef and breakfast was Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast.Our first day had been a decent workout, it was the...

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Field Testing Snacks

Field Testing Snacks

Back Country Cuisine Strawberry & Apple SensationHaving never taken these dried fruits on a tramp before, I was more than intrigued to give them a try.The tramp was and overnight in Canterbury, graded as moderate and our first day was going to be about 7.5...

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Trip Planning Lunch and Dinner

Trip Planning Lunch and Dinner

Well plan D it is, and very thankful for that. Thankful to the weather and friends for making this weekend happen.We are now the day before departure and the final food to sort of lunch and dinner. For me, lunch is somewhere between the size or breakfast and dinner....

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Trip Planning Snacks

Trip Planning Snacks

We are now another day closer to the planned weekend trip and plan A is officially cancelled. Not much you can do about the weather and people’s availability (or lack thereof). But, I am still trying to get plan D to go ahead. Anyway, I’m still getting on with my food...

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Trip Planning Breakfast

Trip Planning Breakfast

I have more than just my fingers and toes crossed that my planned trip to Arthur’s Pass goes ahead this weekend. Sunday’s forecast is looking less than ideal but I have plan B and C in the wings.I‘m the kind of tramper that gets organised in stages. Stage 1 is always...

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Mt Guy Mid Canterbury

Mt Guy Mid Canterbury

Sometimes the weather is great, sometimes not so great, then there are the times that you look at the forecast and decide to just go anyway. Last weekend was one of these occasions.The week began with the first day of spring, followed by a substantial snow fall that...

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Mt Winterslow (almost)

Mt Winterslow (almost)

It’s been a few years since I have set foot on the flanks of Mt Winterslow, but time passes quickly and it’s always good to get a different perspective. A number of years ago, I was still a new member of the local tramping club and eager to experience my big new back...

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Freeze-Drying? What is it?

Freeze-Drying? What is it?

When you think of freeze-drying, you probably think of outdoor food instantly, right? But have you ever thought what is actually involved in getting the food dried and ready for you to re-hydrate? Well read on and see what is involved with drying the food, and see why...

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The most important meal of the trip

The most important meal of the trip

As the old saying goes "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", and I have to agree especially when it comes to tramping. What ever time you leave home for your adventure, always make sure you have breakfast first. Your body needs this fuel to get you...

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Rain

Rain

We've all been there, that one (or more) memorable trip where it just doesn't stop raining. I've definitely been there and done that. For me this trip was my first time doing the Milford Track in Fiordland. This trip was definitely all about the water. Ironically, we...

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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

"A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger." - Edward AbbeyFrom one day to several days, there is one question on everyone’s mind…FOOD!! How much do I take? What do I take? How much will it weigh? Well the answer to this really quite simple, how...

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