I received two pairs of the Vegetarian Shoes Approach Mids, one in a size 9/42, and one in a size 10/43. Read above for the history and why I did this. In short, I am glad that I got the two sizes.
I tried on the size 9/42, and they felt pretty good, as far as sizing goes. The toe box was wide enough that I could fit my orthotics and foot in…[Read more]
I love this spicy applesauce recipe. It is super light weight, and you can eat it as fruit leather for a snack while on the move, or you can rehydrate it for warm applesauce with your dinner.
I buy the 64 ounce plastic jars of unsweetened applesauce at Costco, sold in packs of three, so it is very inexpensive to make.
1 64…[Read more]
Here is the next update in this never ending search.
Unfortunately, I cannot use the Trekstas. I took them, along with the Mammuts, to my pedorthist. He said that there is no way to work with shoes that have permanent arches built in, as in the case with the Trekstas. I had to return them.
As for the Mammuts, he said that they are narrow, and…[Read more]
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I am sorry to report that the Ecotrin brand of aspirin is NOT cruelty free. I received an email from Vitacost (I at least appreciate that they double checked and actually followed up, as promised) stating that this was mistakenly placed on their web site, and that they have since removed the leaping bunny.
Due to family history of heart issues, I…[Read more]
I tried the Mammut Comfort High GTX in a half size larger than my normal size, and it was still tight with my orthotics inserted. I then received a set that was a full size larger, and it was a pretty close call. If not for the pressure on my pinky toe on one foot, these would have been keepers. They offered great support, especially in the ankle,…[Read more]
I originally started to make a big write up about the below, but then the page refreshed, and I lost everything. Sorry if this is cryptic. My hands are tired from all of the typing.
CAUTION AND DISCLAIMER: I am not a physician or trained professional. This is what I have decided to carry for myself, after researching and learning what I could on…[Read more]
I can’t see why using an oven on a low temperature wouldn’t work. It would use a lot of electricity or gas, but it should work.
My electric oven’s lowest setting is 170F degrees, so to simulate the temperature of the dehydrator, you would need to partially open the oven door. It is also possible that just using the lowest setting, but without…[Read more]
Here is one that I almost have perfected:
Peanut Butter Caramel Tofu Jerky- Recipe Makes 48 pieces of Jerky
Who says that Jerky always has to taste like overkilled spice slabs? This is a great alternative, with a sweet and savory taste that is great as Jerky while on the move, or as a dessert when you are at camp. It’s easy to make, and takes o…[Read more]
Spicy Brown Rice Pudding
Makes about 5 – 8 portions
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup uncooked brown rice
6 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Large or up to 3 Small Cinnamon Sticks
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup (Grade A Light is best)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons ground…[Read more]
As a follow-up to this, I have had the chance to try on some of the vegan hiking boots and shoes out there.
Adidas Terrex Swift Mid: Sports Authority carries the low top version. I gave these a try, just to see about the basic fit. If I liked them enough, I would have mail-ordered a set of the Mids. These are not available in special widths. I…[Read more]
I have been trying to find something that offers better support than what I now wear, which I have been told are vegan, but I can’t even confirm this.
I have custom foot orthotics, so I need something that is available in a 6E (not a typo) width. Any suggestions?
I use an Outdoor Research Helium II jacket. It weighs only 6.5 ounces. It has been claimed not to be fully waterproof, only resistant, but it has worked well in the rain for me.
It has a really great reputation. Highest rated by Outdoor Gear Lab.
If you wear insulation under it, I would suggest going for the next bigger size, especially if you…[Read more]
This is sort of my own creation. I saw this recipe on TV (originally from Dr. Sanjay Gupta), and then I modified it to make it vegan, and to make it work well for on the trail. I have this every morning that I am on the trail, and then I have it again at night. It’s great!
Modified Sanjay Gupta Turmeric Tea
Dehydration Time: 15-18 hours
Makes 4…[Read more]
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