Food Review: Clif Energy Food Provides New Fuel Options for Snowshoers

Fueling yourself in the winter can often be frustrating. If its cold enough, traditional summer treats like apples and oranges become frozen by the time you need them. While I’ve had my fair share of frigid peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

Gear Review: Chunks of Energy

Tasty. Natural. Energy foods. Turns out, these three things aren’t mutually exclusive.

The energy bars known as Chunks of Energy made me a believer.

Created more than two decades ago by a maple syrup harvester in western Massachusetts, these chewy … Continue reading

Gear Review: CLIF Bar Energy Products

CLIF Bar is no longer just about bars.

Granted, this is not breaking news. The company has been offering a range of energy products – including gels, gummy blocks, drink mixes and more – for years. But these days the … Continue reading

Gear Review: Skout Organic Energy Bars and Pumpkin Seeds

The market for healthy, organic outdoor foods has come a long, long way over the last 15-plus years. Driven by industry pioneers like CLIF Bar and others, energy products are no longer by default oddly-colored, sugar-filled options, and can now … Continue reading

Gear Review: Awake Caffeinated Chocolate Bars

My first experience with a new caffeinated product – outside of the usual suspects like coffee, tea and soda – came in the late 90s via Penguin Peppermints, a straightforward combination of breath freshener and energy jolt that got me … Continue reading

Energize like a PROBAR

A lot of people and companies boast about packing meals into a bar. PROBAR might be the one that best delivers on that promise.

The company offers a variety of bars, likely enough to suit anyone’s palate.

“Looking for a … Continue reading

Nuts About NuttZo

Can’t decide between peanut butter and almond butter? Not sure how to incorporate Brazil nuts or flax seeds into your diet? NuttZo, a certified organic nutbutter company launched in 2009, might be the solution to your problems.

The original … Continue reading

GU: The Science of Energy


The days of forcing rock-hard, chalky nutrition bars reluctantly down your throat are mercifully a thing of the past. In their place modern nutrition provides myriad nutritional choices to suit the palate and nutritional needs of nearly anyone who leads … Continue reading

Fuel for Outdoor Fun: CLIF SHOT BLOKS

There are so many different forms of energy boosters on the market that it can be a little overwhelming choosing one for your adventures.  But, if you haven’t made the switch from energy gels to energy chews, you’re missing out.  … Continue reading

Bars That Fuel

The world of packaged snacks is littered with everything from chewy morsels to blocks that have the consistency of chalk.  Protein bars promise to fill up adventure seekers for hours and often times leave you wishing for another, more filling … Continue reading

The Soup Changing the World: Hot Can’s Self-Heating Soup

Will wonders never cease?

With creations like the Hot Can, the answer is never; and thank goodness for innovation alive and well in the world. The ingenuity behind this regular sized soup can that heats itself HOT warms the soul … Continue reading

Legal in All 50 States: Joint Advantage by Wilderness Athlete

With recent votes allowing two states prescriptions for a here-to-before illegal drug, it is heartening to find Joint Advantage solving a major need with its only connection to the netherworld being the use of crack willow.

Turns out the bark … Continue reading