Gear Review: GU Roctane

You may have recently noticed GU Roctane at your local outdoor retailer. You may also have noticed that this energy gel costs 50 to 100…

BELA-Olhao sardines

It’s a little strange popping open a small tin filled with oily fish that still have bones and scales intact. Sure, the heads and tails…

New Clif Bar Flavors

I’m a self-proclaimed skeptic of most things — especially if it’s food that “tastes like cardboard,” which is a saying some people ascribe to the…

Project 7 water bottles

Not often would I write about bottled water. I’m more of the mind that you should refill a metal (or non-BPA poly) bottle with filtered…

Justin’s Nut Butter

Justin’s Nut Butter makes the salty sustenance and nutritional boost of good ol’ fashioned nut butter now available in tear-and-squeeze packages for carrying in a…

Bear Naked Trail Mixes

After a long hiatus from trail mix, I am back into the nutty/fruity energy-food concoctions. Specifically, Bear Naked Inc. of La Jolla, Calif., makes a…

Probar Superfood Slam

There really is nothing like a brown-rice-syrup-acai-berry-shelled-hemp- seed-peanut-butter-rolled-rye-flax-seed- cashew-almond-evaporated-cane-liquified- alfalfa-wheat-grass-juice-rice-flour energy bar. Nothing. Nothing but the Probar Superfood Slam bar, that is. . .

Oat-O-Life Lunchtime Oatmeal

In the realm of oddball outdoors food, Command Foods’ line of lunchtime oatmeals — including Broccoli Cheese, Tangy Lemon Chick’n, and Vegetable — takes some…

DIY Energy Bars

Matisse & Jacks is a small San Francisco company that makes boxed mixes for bake-at-home energy bars, competing against the likes of Clif and PowerBar…

Gel-Bot

The Gel-Bot is one of my favorite new products. It’s essentially a water bottle with an integrated gel-dispensing flask. A multi-position valve lets you suck…

Gel-Bot water/gel bottle

Energy gel and water are the preferred fuels for untold millions of aerobic athletes. Gel provides quick calories. Water hydrates. The two work well together.…

Best Energy bars

My current obsession with adventure racing has me eating a lot of energy bars. Out in the woods, running and biking and bushwhacking for hours…

ProBar Energy Bar Review

Art Eggertsen worked as a congressional lobbyist representing nutrition-education interests before switching to a career in energy foods. As founder of ProBar LLC, a small…

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