Alpen Fuel Journal

  • The Best Ankle Brace For Hiking, Backpacking, and Hunting

    Tired of spraining your ankles?  You need a new brace!  The ASO Ankle Brace is the best ankle support brace for walking, hiking, backpacking, trail running and hunting.  It can be used comfortably with hiking boots and will prevent sprains and broken ankles.  With two decades of ankle problems behind me (and dozens of sprains), take my word for it.  The ASO ankle brace is amazing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Prevent 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...
  • 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...
  • Best Backpacking Food - Alpen Fuel Favorites

    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...
  • Alpen Fuelers - Chad Ryker of Backcountry Rookies

    We recently interviewed Chad Ryker of Backcountry Rookies.  Backcountry Rookies is a podcast to educate and inspire people to get into the backcoun...
  • Nutrition to Maximize Endurance in the Backcountry

    The key to any endurance endeavor is proper preparation. While ensuring that both your body and mind are ready to tackle the challenge is paramount, it’s equally as important...
  • Alpen Fuel Brands - Peak Refuel

    When Alpen Fuel initially reached out to Peak Refuel with our backcountry food store and subscription program idea, Peak Refuel immediately sent us a box containing...