Alpen Fuel Journal

  • 10 Survival Books for the Adventure Obsessed

    Do you ever wonder what might happen if you were placed into a dramatic survival situation? Would you have enough grit and determination to surviv...
  • 7 Essential Pieces of Gear for First Time Backpackers

    Going on your first backpacking trip can be very intimidating, especially if you have never slept outside!  Here are a couple tried and true pieces of gear that can help get your first trip off on the right foot...
  • Backpacking Black Friday Deals 2019

    We scoured the interwebs to bring you the best Black Friday deals of 2019!  Expiration dates for sales and promo codes are listed when known. Alpe...
  • 30 Gifts For Hikers That Are Way Better Than a Boring Old Pair of Socks

    Hikers and backpackers can be very hard to shop for.  They are generally demanding and picky about their gear (I'm talking about you UL crowd).  The Alpen Fuel team has sorted through a ton...
  • To the Love of Wild Places

    Stranded deep in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness, Trevor Johnson fought for his life until help could be flown in.
  • How to Eliminate Hiking Blisters Forever (Almost)

      I put on a fair number of miles in the summer.  Lots of miles with broken-in boots and semi trail hardened feet.  But still, I occasionally got...
  • Alpen Fuel on the Backcountry Hunting Podcast

    Recently Alpen Fuel joined Joseph von Benedikt on the Backcountry Hunting Podcast.  Joseph is an accomplished outdoor writer and exceptional podcast host.  We talk about backcountry food options...
  • Interview With Chris Cage of Greenbelly Meals

    We love hearing about how backcountry brands get their start.  Today we sit down with Chris Cage, the founder of Greenbelly Meals.  Greenbelly make...
  • Alpen Fuel Article for Outside Bozeman Magazine

    Recently we wrote an article for Southwest Montana's best outdoor publication - Outside Bozeman!  We cover our favorite trail snacks. Read more...
  • The Best Backpacking Food of 2019

    We are living in the golden age of backpacking food.  Never before has there been so many options!  This is both a blessing and a curse for the con...
  • Outside Bozeman Magazine Review of Alpen Fuel

    Outside Bozeman Magazine is the go-to publication for outdoor adventure in Southwest Montana.  We gave them a box to review in their 2019 Spring ...
  • ElkShape YouTube Review of Alpen Fuel

    Dan from ElkShape reviews some of our store products.  He will be giving away a box of fuel at his camp this summer!