A bonfire has so many great qualities... great conversation, the warmth and crackle of the fire, and the opportunity to roast marshmallows. It turns out, you can bottle it up to enjoy later.... the marshmallow part that is. Monin has a Toasted Marshmallow syrup, that is great to add to hot chocolate, and other concoctions such as a Toasted Marshmallow Steamer, or even a S'More Smoothie.
If you're looking for a food related gift for a camper or a hiker, take a look at roasted soybeans. We bought a few bags from The Bean Ladies (who offer 19 different flavours and ship across Canada), but what makes them a good gift?...
- Weight: When camping and hiking, weight matters. You always try and decide what to put in your backpack and what to leave at home. Soybeans are very light!
- Nutrient Density: Soybeans are high protein, high in fibre, gluten free, have no cholesterol, contain Omega 3 fatty acids, and offer lots of good vitamins and healthy fats.
- Shelf life: If you refrigerate them, they have a shelf life of six months. They won't go bad on your camping trip either once you open the bag, so you don't have to worry about how to transport them.
Here's a great stop-motion video by Grade 4/5 students of Louise Robitaille, called British Columbia Camping Trip. Each group became a regional expert, and this group was sharing their understanding of what it might be like to camp in British Columbia (The marshmallows were our favourite part). Nice work!
Here is a clip from CBC's The National that talks about Sable Island...
The January 2014 issue of Backpacker Magazine is on the newsstands. It is the Hiking special issue, and in it are...
- 60 Hikes Near You
- A bargain pack, ultra-versatile tent, perfect-fit boots, and more tested
- 84 Skills Upgrades
- 20 tips and gear pciks
- Hall of Fame Gear
- and more...
The physical copy is $5.99 Canadian.
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