Eat less salt by freeze drying at home

Everyone needs some salt to function. Also known as sodium chloride, salt helps maintain the body’s balance of fluids. But nearly all Americans consume more salt than they need. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average daily recommended sodium amount is 2.3 grams or less, but only about 10% of […]

Tips to Make Your Backpack Lighter

The easiest way to absolutely hate a hiking trip is by having a heavy backpack. Lots of factors go into determining what a pack should weigh, but there are some general guidelines that hikers can follow: A loaded backpacking pack should not weigh more than about 20 percent of your body weight A loaded day […]