We are asked about how to take fresh ingredients into the backcountry constantly. We have a list of go-to tough veggies that we usually recommend, but Brussels sprouts, though hardy, are not on it. Except for around Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving week! We are enjoying watching the focus of this holiday weekend shift from retail therapy to wilderness therapy with the establishment of REI’s #OptOutside campaign taking deeper hold each year.
It’s peak eggplant season around here, so on a recent beach camping trip to Morro Bay I decided to campify one of my mother-in-law’s specialties, an Indian eggplant dish called Baingan Bharta. It’s a bit like baba ghanoush in its preparation.
My friend from Florida called me recently and said “I’m being transferred to Southern California- somewhere between San Diego and Fresno. Where should I live?” I laughed and told him to be my neighbor, knowing that he would surely be transferred far away. But then he called back and said his job was 10 minutes […]
At REI, where I work, we wear name tags with our favorite outdoor place listed on them. Mine says “Joshua Tree National Park.” For the past ten years, I have spent the majority of my days off in the park camping, climbing, hiking, and meditating. There is a quiet there that I haven’t experienced in […]
I lost my first two grandparents ever in 2016. One from each side. I recognize that this is pretty great for being 32 years old, but after so long, I got to the point where I just thought it would never happen to me.
The big success of our family’s summer was getting out on spontaneous camping trips. Before kids, this was easy, but with babies it felt nearly impossible.
Ok, this is an involved recipe. You have to get a starter, and keep it alive for a while. Then you have to plan about 2 days of your life to be available for building your bread dough, and then you have to bake it in your dutch oven. But it is worth it, and […]
One of the first recipes we posted on our site was this Sweet Potato Corn Chowder.
The golden hour has just passed and the sun’s warm rays are slipping away. The excitement of the day is starting to wear off and the anticipation of food and a cozy sleeping bag become the focal point.