Our Favorite Backcountry Meals

Here at Infuze, we’re the first to champion the benefits of staying hydrated on the trail. It keeps you healthy, warm, and focused. And with the unique clip-on filter of Infuze, you can enjoy the great taste of water enhancers, without having to clean them out of your Camelbak or water bladder. But we also recognize that to hike your best hike, you need to be well fed on the trail. We’ve thrown together a list of our favorite backcountry meals that are sure to leave you salivating.

Gado Gado

While this meal sounds like a video game character, it’s actually a dish from Indonesia. It’s a wonderful medley of noodles and sauce. We make our sauce using peanut butter, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, soy sauce, vinegar, and a few re-hydrated veggies. We boil the noodles, and then heat the peanut butter in a pan, slowly adding the soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar to add taste and to thin the peanut butter. We add the sunflower seeds and veggies last and mix them in. Serve the sauce on a hearty bed of noodles for a delicious and filling meal!

Pizza

Yes, you can bring this front country favorite with you to the backcountry! We typically bring some dry yeast with us, as well as sugar, salt and flour into the wilderness so we can make baked goods after a long day on the trail. With a little patience, you can make a tasty dough using these ingredients and some purified water. We make our sauce using dehydrated veggies, tomato paste powder, and a few spices. We oil our fry pan and stretch out our dough, letting it bake for a few minutes. Next, we’ll flip the crust and add our sauce, a few slices of cheese, and even a slice of summer sausage. Cover that and bake it for a few more minutes. At the last minute, add a dash of water to the pan to create steam so your cheese gets nice and melty. It’s just like your favorite slice back home!

The Ultimate Hot Chocolate

Ok, it’s hard to picture a drink being a meal, but you’ll see why after you read what we put in our Ultimate Hot Chocolate. We pack a baggie of cocoa powder in with us for every backcountry trip. But we don’t stop there, we’ll mix in a spoonful of powdered milk (“cow pow” as we call it) for extra creaminess. Next, we add a dash of cinnamon, with just a drop of vanilla. But we’re still not done, we mix a hearty scoop of peanut butter and just a dash of regular butter. We stir or shake this concoction up until it’s all blended together. We just skip counting the calories on this drink in favor of appreciating its flavor!

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Dinner Is Served

Every outdoor enthusiast has a favorite meal they make while camping or backpacking. What’s yours? Don’t forget to complement your backcountry banquet with a tasty beverage. A water enhancer can make the water from your Camelbak extra tasty and is a perfect way to finish a meal.

Quick Tips For Staying Warm On Your Next Outing

We’ve all been on that trip where we were caught out in the cold. An unexpected storm rolls in, you left your down jacket in the car, or your feet got wet during a river crossing. Getting warm in the wilderness can be challenging sometimes, but luckily, Infuze has put together this quick list of tips to help you stay warm on your next outing. When you’re looking for a way to put water enhancers in your Camelbak, check out our Infuze Hydro!

Hot Drink

A long-time favorite of any regular camper and backpacker. A hot drink before bed or right as you wake up can warm your body and soul. Sometimes just the extra heat from the beverage is enough to warm your hands as you hold your cup. A calorie-rich drink like hot cocoa also provides your body with more nutrients to burn and heats your body that way.

Hot water bottle at night

One of the unsung heroes of the backcountry. Most water bottles are durable enough that you can pour hot water into them without fear of them melting or releasing chemicals. Before you head to your sleeping bag for the night, do yourself a favor and pour the last of your hot water from your round of hot drinks into your water bottle. As you sleep, tuck the warm bottle against your stomach, near or feet, or by your head. The ambient heat from the warm water will diffuse from the bottle, and warm up you and your sleeping bag.

Layers

Most people are probably rolling their eyes at this tip. Of course, if you want to stay warm you’ll bring an extra layer. But layering is an art form, and there are little things that even pros sometimes miss. As you pack for your outing, make sure to take the weather into account. Based on climate and elevation, you’ll experience different weather patterns, but cold can be experienced in any environment. Make sure you have a good base layer, a cozy mid-layer, and outer layer to cut wind and rain. When you’re heading to bed, it’s never a bad idea to pop a knit cap or beanie on your head. You’ll thank yourself later when you sleep soundly through the night with a warm noggin.

Movement

For many, when they get cold, they literally and figuratively freeze up. They start shivering fiercely and don’t want to move for fear of exposing themselves to more cold. Resist this tendency to freeze up, and get moving. Even gentle movements like walking, or swinging your arms and legs can increase the circulation in your appendages and you’ll warm up faster than if you were to sit still.

Hydration

Counter to popular belief, staying hydrated does help to keep you warm. Your body uses fluids to stay to maintain its core temperature. Many studies of hypothermia have found that dehydrated patients experience symptoms of hypothermia faster than hydrated ones.

So when you’re ready to stay warm and stay hydrated, check out Infuze. Our unique clip-on filter lets you get the great taste and benefits of a water enhancer, without exposing your Camelbak to any sticky syrups or powders. Check out our product, and order yours today!

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