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Heat waves, power outages, and shelf-stable food

The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record-breaking heatwave that has shut down much of daily life for residents. In Salem, Oregon’s state capitol, temperatures reached 117 degrees, the hottest since record-keeping began in the 1890s. Seattle set an all-time high temperature of 106 degrees. Portland saw an extreme high of 115, breaking the previous […]

Backpacking and Burning Calories

Have you ever wondered just how many calories you burn while backpacking? The short answer – a lot! Of course, to figure out an exact number is a little difficult and can depend on a number of factors, including body weight, pack weight, elevation gain, terrain, and more. But it is possible to come up […]