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Dehydrated Indian food on the trail – Backpacking Menu

How awesome would it be to have sambar rice for lunch on a backpacking trip ?!  And I have figured out a few recipes that work really well for us.  Things needed: A dehydrator : https://smile.amazon.com/Nesco-FD-61WHC-Snackmaster-Express-Dehydrator/dp/B0002WSQHU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497980520&sr=8-2&keywords=nesco+dehydrator Home cooked food or left overs Patience White Rice/Pongal/Pulav/Upma: Just cook like you would regularly and layer them up on […]

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Ansel Adams Wilderness – Lillian Lake Loop

Sandwiched between Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, the Ansel Adams Wilderness is home to pristine glacier lakes, and imposing mountain peaks. The wilderness offers multiple hiking options from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips. We chose to do Lillian Lake loop in 3-days. Logistics: Call the ranger station to find out if there are […]

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Torres Del Paine – Itinerary ‘O’ Circuit

So, you have decided to spend more time at the park and brave ‘O’ circuit hike. Excellent decision !!! Before proceeding, read “Patagonia Packing List” for a detailed list of things to consider/pack for the trek. Also read, ‘W Itinerary’ to learn about details on how to reach the park and park info. We started […]

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Patagonia Packing List for Trekking and Camping

This list of Patagonia packing list for Trekking and Camping, is from our experience in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. However, the list can also be used for rest of the Patagonia. Don’t take “packing-light” easily. Try to reduce the weight of the backpack as much as possible. 1) Bags: A well fit backpack. […]

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Altitude Sickness Lessons !!

After having spent nearly a couple of months at higher altitude, we collectively seem to have experienced pretty much every symptom of altitude sickness, only the mild versions thankfully. Here is a summary of the lessons learned: 1) Drink water forcefully: Dehydration is the major cause of headache at higher altitude. People tend to think […]

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