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    Trail Meal | Sauerkraut Potato Mash

    Related to my earlier recipe for Dutch Instant Stamppot, Sauerkraut Potato mash or “Zuurkool” in Dutch is a winter staple. This recipe uses some ingredients that last a long time in a rucksack in any condition. Read on for the full recipe! Sauerkraut is a food preservation technique that goes back a long way. Famously it goes back to the exploration days on ships to combat scurvy. And as a staple for many militaries on a campaign, the same as the hardtack or sea biscuit is known for. With modern packaging and clever use, you can take Sauerkraut quite easily on hiking and camping trips. This recipe shows a classic…

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    Hot drinks for Hiking

    Hot drinks make you feel more human, just like a hot meal. When thru-hiking, section hiking, or just an afternoon stroll. Having a hot drink is a welcome addition to any situation. Let’s cover some of the drink choices for your next hike! Everybody has their favorite hot beverage of choice, there is little reason not to take your favorite drink out with you hiking. Almost all drinks require little preparation with modern drink mixes, the only downside is that they do require a bit more fuel on a daily basis. Since most often you will have to boil more water or boil twice a day. You can avoid having…

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    Trail Meal | Semolina Pudding

    A good breakfast option that is slightly different from your standard oats is a pudding with a cult following all over the Netherlands and Germany. The go-to dessert, or get well-soon dish from your mom, Griesmeelpap or Griessbrei is easy to make and tasty on the trail. Let’s get into the trail meal! Semolina is used for everything from Couscous to many different pasta types. And in the Netherlands and Germany for sweet pudding. In Germany, there are also the traditional soup dumplings made from Semolina, and even more delicious in my opinion, Griesschnitten. Which is basically the same recipe as today. Only with a bit more Semolina to make…

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    Patina on Mora knives

    Carbon steel Mora knives get a Patina with use, this is not something you can really avoid, but you can stop it from developing further. In this article, I share some tips on how to prevent it, how to remove it and how to care for your Mora knives made out of Carbon Steel. Mora knives are the go-to option for many bushcrafter, hikers, or campers starting out. Or just like the simplicity of the Mora knives. For peanuts, you can have a very capable knife that can be used for everything from food prep to woodworking. For example, the Mora Basic knife has a small, light-fixed blade knife that…

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    Mora Companion review

    Mora is a well known name in the Outdoor community, from bushcrafters, preppers, campers and hikers, nearly everone has heard of the knife brand. Their inexpensive lineup can supply a knife for many different uses and tasks. One of the most popular knives in their lineup is the Mora Companion. Let’s explore all the qualities of the knife in this review! Quick jump guide Construction & Weight Scandinavian grind Blade shape of the Mora Companion Comfortable rubber handle for no slip-ups Low price Alright sheath for the price Steel choices and models for the Mora Companion With a knife like the Mora Companion, you can complete a bunch of different…

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    Fancy Feast Alcohol stove

    There are many different types of alcohol stoves, and I tried quite a few over the years. I think I finally landed on my favorite DIY alcohol stove, like many others, on the Fancy Feast Alcohol stove. Let’s take a look at how you can make it, and how it can perform. Alcohol stoves can have several advantages over other options for backpacking and hiking, the fuel is in most countries around the world easy to find. And available in many Gas Stations, Grocery stores, or even hardware stores. This makes them a good choice for many people in certain types of hikes, there is also a big DIY community…

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    The Tealight alcohol stove

    One of the easiest stoves you can “make” for alcohol stoves is the simple tealight stove. Whenever you are in an emergency or just carry it around as a backup stove on a longer hike. A tealight stove embodies the spirit of DIY, low-tech, alcohol stoves. Let’s get into the Tealight Alcohol stove. And what I think are good use cases for them. There are many different types of backpacking stoves to choose from, whether it’s a gas canister stove or commercial alcohol stoves like the Trangia’s. Wood-Fired, and gas-operated (petrol). DIY alcohol stoves are a popular choice for ultralight hikers, emergency car kits, or other emergency preparedness kits. Alcohol…

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    Trail Meal | Hardtack in Gravy

    It’s time for another Trail Meal! This time with some homemade hardtack, with a put-together powdered gravy. Great as an on-the-go trail meal while keeping the weight as much down as possible. let’s get to the recipe! When you make your own trail meals you include yourself much more in the process of what you’re going to be eating out on the trail. If that process is not enjoyable to you, you better of buying some ready-made meals for you to take. This trail meal recipe can be made with pantry ingredients that most likely are already in your cupboard. Or can be bought for pennies. Quick Jump list Ingredient…

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    Religion and the Camino De Santiago

    Once in a while, I see the question pop up on forums and message boards asking if you need to be religious to be able to walk the Camino to Santiago. This is not the case. Let’s expand on this answer and cover the religious and spiritual questions. In the Middle ages walking to Santiago De Compostella was done to make up for your sins, and seek religious help or guidance from Saint John, Saint-Jean, or any of his other ways to spell the name. People traveled on foot, on horseback, and even on their knees to make up for what they did in the past. Today however it is…

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    The Pilgrim Passport | Credencial

    To prove and get your certificate on any of the Camino de Santiago hiking routes you have to make sure you collect stamps in your passport. In this blog post I share where to get it, how to take care of it, and other tips. The Pilgrim Passport identifies you as a Pilgrim, with it you can get access to the different albergues and other perks of being a Pilgrim. Such as food, water, and trail magic along the way. It is of vital importance that you get your Pilgrims Passport and that you protect it from the elements. Let’s get started on all the tips and questions for the…