PB&Me Organic Powdered Peanut Butter
It turns out, the unfortunate thing about powdered peanut butter is the manufacturing process removes most of the delicious fats from the peanut oil by pressing and dehydrating. This makes peanut butter powder a great addition to healthy low-cal breakfast smoothies. It’s arguably less awesome for rehydrating into a paste on the trail or, you know, eating it by the spoonful. PB&Me’s Organic Powdered Peanut Butter has 45 calories, five grams of protein and just 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Too bad. Good thing this one is chocolate flavored.
Cpise 9-Spice Kit
Perfect for the base camping foodie, Cpise’s organic herb and spice kit promises to turn bland backcountry bites into more flavorful fare. This nine-spice blend includes all the basics and then some: pepper, garlic, salt, parsley, onion, cayenne pepper and more. The magnetic spice canisters are a nice touch.
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GSI Pinnacle Dualist
This ultralight camp cookware set from GSI integrates all a minimalist duo needs into a compact and nesting package. The Pinnacle Dualist set includes a non-stick 1.8-liter pot, heat-resistant strainer lid, two folding foons (isn’t that fun to say), two insulated mugs with sippy tops doubling as nesting bowls. We love the handy waterproof storage bag is also a sink.
Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals
Stir in healthy ingredients, a passion for the outdoors and an award-winning chef, and Good To-Go is the result. Good To-Go’s dehydrated breakfasts and entrees are made gluten-free, low in sodium and without preservatives—and each one we’ve tried is absolutely delicious. We love that campers can now take bibimbap into the backcountry.
$12.95 per double serving | goodto-go.com
Never accidentally kick over your buddy’s brewskie around the fire again with NiteIze’s SlapLit. This cold-one coozy features an LED strip glowing or flashing at the push of a button. The durable non-slip wrap creates a sure grip on the ol’ oat soda. Perfect for backyard BBQs, tailgates and campsites.
$12 | niteize.com
Otterbox Venture 45
Keeping a horde of campers well fed and hydrated on weekends is no easy task, but Otterbox’s Venture 45 is up to the challenge. This cavernous 45-quart cooler has two-inch refrigeration grade insulation foam to keep ice for up to 14 days and an apocalypse-proof construction. Weekend menu: Fit 25 cans in the Venture 45; fill to 2:1 ratio of ice-to-beverages.
Big Agnes Woodchuck Camp Table
Many have said the ultimate upgrade to a camp kitchen is a table. Backcountry meals are so much more effortless with a solid surface for prep and serving. Big Agnes’ Woodchuck Camp table weighs just two pounds, and its shock-corded architecture is simple to set up and break down.
$99.95 | bigagnes.com
Yeti Daytrip Lunch Bag
Yeti took a tired and ubiquitous design and gave it a major upgrade with the Daytrip Lunch Bag. This dapper little bag packs enough closed-cell foam insulation to keep sammies and drink boxes cool for hours. Plus, the fold-and-go style and easy-to-clean design makes it as perfect for Sunday’s shore lunch as for work on Monday.
Whitewater Brewery Beer
Come for the whitewater, stay for the beer. Whitewater Brewing Co. was founded by three raft guiding buddies on the banks of the Ottawa River. Their riverside brewpub has become a community fixture. The (c)raft brewers make six original staples and many more seasonal offerings, with some explicitly paddling themed, including Class V IPA and Whistling Paddler ale.
$3.25+ | whitewaterbeer.ca