Gear Review: Slap Frozen Energy Drinks

Here’s a new concept. Instead of just mixing up an energy drink and sucking it down lukewarm in the middle of a workout, why not just freeze the whole thing and, well, turn it into some sort of slushy, pouch … Continue reading

Eat Heat! The New “Thermal Energy Bar”

This all-natural energy bar packed with warming spices will stoke your fire when all other forms of warmth have left for the coast. It was 42 degrees on the trails one May morning; the breeze belied the fact summer officially … Continue reading

Thermal Bar: Edible Warmth for the Body’s Core

Think of the Thermal Bar like a base layer for your body’s core – worn on the inside, so to speak.  This one-of-a-kind, healthy energy bar does more than provide a much-needed boost before, during and after a nice snowshoe … Continue reading

A Land Flowing with HoneyMilk

I rarely enjoy a sports drink that is made with milk, much less anything that thickens the saliva and tastes like a milkshake at the local Smashburger. Plus, I’m not sure that’s something you’d want to consume before a moment … Continue reading

Gear Review: Bear Naked Treats

The Bear Naked brand began in 2002 with a line of homemade, all-natural granola, all whipped up and sold directly by co-founders Kelly Flatley and Brendan Synnott. A decade and a corporate buyout later – Bear Naked was purchased by … Continue reading

All Acclimate! ALTITUDE ADVANTAGE Adjusts Abilities and Attitude

A wonder-bottle of sweet oxygen help at altitude is now available . . . in capsule form! Pack a pocketful and traipse on up to Frisco, CO, the main street for the Rockies, for the Dion Snowshoes USSSA National Snowshoe Continue reading

Wilderness Athlete’s Mountain Berry Energy Gel: How Good?

What would YOU do with Wilderness Athlete's Mountain Berry Energy Gel, tasting berrier than raspberry preserves?

Shake-Up Better Performance? Wilderness Athlete’s Great Shakes

This may be the only opportunity you will get to have your cake and drink it, too.

GU Chomps, Gels and Brews: Taking Snowshoeing Energy to the Next Level

If variety is the spice of life, then GU Energy products are spicy and full of life.  I have indulged in GU's variety of Chomps Performance Energy Chews, Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gels, Energy Gels, GU Electrolyte Brews, and GU Recovery Brews.  They have taken my snowshoeing to the next level.  

‘Blaze’ a New Trail with Secret Wilderness Athlete Combo

Not available in any other form, but combine this special mix of two intriguing Wilderness Athlete products for a feeling that was best described by rugged mountain firefighters. They called it 'Superman.' Now you can share that strength and learn the formula . . .

Improve Your Race Results – And Life – With Wilderness Athlete Mountain Mocha Gel

Need a way to get that win on a trail ultra? Need to pass that snowshoer whipping you to the finish line? Here's how: first, change your stinkin' thinkin' where past results have tainted your view of gels. You may have worn out stomaching something that wasn't providing the results you were promised, yet you kept at it until . . . until you stopped.

Gear Review: Honey Stinger Energy Bars and Energy Chews

About a year ago, I was introduced to Honey Stinger Energy Bars via a set of samples I encountered in the mail.  I was an immediate fan.  I've never tasted an energy bar like the Honey Stinger.  Living up to its name, each bar is made with 30 percent USDA certified organic honey.  In addition, each bar includes 10 grams of whey protein, 22 vitamins and minerals, calcium and antioxidants.  When snowshoeing and trail running, they come in handy.  Because I loved the energy bars, I was eager to try the energy chews.  As it turns out, the chews kept my engine running in between energy bar consumption.  And both taste so good.