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Laurie Ann March (Laurie_Ann) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Ontario, Canada
About Me I'm the Mom of two kids who both love the outdoors as much as my husband and I do. One is 12 and the other 3.

I am the editor of the Outdoor Adventure Canada and Wilderness Cooking websites.

I love backpacking, trail running, bike-packing, paddling, photography and artistic endeavors.

I am the author of two backpacker's cookbooks called A Fork in the Trail and Another Fork in the Trail which are published by Wilderness Press.
CityBrantford
StateOntario
CountryCanada
My Website URLhttp://www.aforkinthetrail.com

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All Forum Posts by Laurie Ann March

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way to go
I'm a little late in responding. Congratulations on managing without the meds. I was once insulin dependent and then went on metformin. I never felt as awful as I did on metformin. I now mainta...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lose w8 now, ask dale how
October 07, 9:12am

sorry I missed this
Sorry I missed your post and couldn't offer advice before you went but it sounds like it worked out wonderfully. I grind the chocolate to make melting faster even if I am using chocolate ch...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Need BPL's help with fondue
August 20, 5:04am

grab the dehydrator...
Break out your food dehydrator and make your own. I've successfully dried and powdered several brands of unsweetened and sweetened almond milk... from Blue Diamond to organic brands. It was als...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powered Almond Milk
August 19, 9:42pm

dehydrating
I usually up the spice a little in recipes just because the taste wanes a bit... of course there are exceptions to that rule... like turmeric for some reason.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating experts - need your help!
March 12, 10:21am

dehydrate the chili
That black bean pumpkin chili would dry and rehydrate beautifully too. I did a pumpkin chili in my second book. Bry was reluctant to try it but when he did he was pleasantly surprised. I should dig...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
March 12, 10:20am

food
Richard... will you be able to dry some foods and carry them with you for your thru? If so, I can post links to some recipes. There are lots of no-cook ideas you can do with grocery store finds too.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 12, 10:17am

OT: no cook -- Nick
Thanks Nick... The photo was taken at an ultra trail running event (I was doing a mere 12.5K)... it was called Run for the Toad and the proceeds went to a local conservation organization.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 12, 10:15am

quinoa soup - vegetarian (vegan option)
One of our absolute favorite meals to dehydrate (and it rehydrates fairly expediently) is the Quinoa and Spinach Soup I've posted here... Quinoa - A Superfood for the Trail Bryan (meatar...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » meal ideas with a vegetarian in mind...
March 12, 9:24am

feta
I dehydrate feta all the time.... works brilliantly. Some brands can be a little smelly so you might not want to do it right before you are having company. It will rehydrate fairly decently with...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Feta?
March 12, 9:19am

no cook
There are tons of options if you have access to a food dehydrator. I make all kinds of things like hummus, lentil salad, and the like which is lightweight and no-cook... simply rehydrate with cold ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No-cook/Stoveless/soaking method for PCT Thru.
March 05, 10:03am

All Reader Reviews by Laurie Ann March

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MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
When MSR/Cascade Designs bought out Moss I was a little concerned about the lifetime warranty on our winter tent, a Moss Little Dipper. Well, one of the poles got a hairline crack in it and we wer...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 10, 8:46am

Just Tomatoes ~ Just Grapes
I just love the Just Grapes. I am not speaking of raisins here but if freeze-dried grapes. Just Grapes are delicious on their own or rehydrated as in ingredient in a recipe. I like reconstituting t...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
July 10, 8:19am

White Box Alcohol Stove
Recently I had the opportunity to test a stove called the White Box Stove made by a fellow named Bill in MT. First thing the struck me with this stove was the price. $10 US and it comes with a win...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 11, 8:48am

Clif Bar Mojo Bars
The bars aren't overly salty and there are no trans fats. Bars contain 8 to 10 grams of protein depending on the flavour you choose. The protein is from a combination of nuts and soy. The Fruit...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 11, 8:39am

Eureka! (Johnson Outdoors)
Eureka! has excellent customer service. Last summer one of my closest friends had a piece of gear fail (a pack) and then had someone repair it so that we wouldn't miss the next trip . Figuring tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 11, 8:36am

LEKI Super Makalu Cor-tec P.A.
The poles held rock solid when clambering over rocks, logs and through river crossings. Going down hills that make your knees feel like they are going to explode was not a problem; the poles took it a...

In Trekking Poles
December 11, 8:29am

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
I dislike the feeling of being overtired from tossing and turning all night long because I am cold or I can feel the bumps in the ground beneath my shelter. The Thermarest ProLite 4 sleeping pad i...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 11, 8:27am

Granite Gear Outback Kitchen Sink
The Granite Gear Outback Kitchen Sink weighs in at about 113 grams (4 oz). It holds 8.5 litres (2.25 gallons) which would hold more dishwater than most of us use. The sink is constructed of heavyweigh...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 11, 8:23am

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
One Canadian company I have been extremely impressed with is Mountain Equipment Co-op (mec.ca). The customer service is amazing. My first experience was over a decade ago when I was fitted for my f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 6:07pm

Petzl Zipka
The Zipka is compact, powerful and energy conscious. With a retractable string system this little headlamp eliminates uncomfortable, hot headbands. The Zipka is held in place by tensioning springs and...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 07, 5:58pm