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Reblog: How to Make Your Own Instant Backpacking Meals (from

We couldn’t help but share this awesome post! This is a great way to save lots of money and gives you almost unlimited options for ingredients.  Be sure to let us know if you try it out.

All credit for this post and photos goes to the NOLS Blog and its original author.

Sometimes we love the convenience of those pre-made, just-add-water backpacking meals. At the end of a long day outside, it can be great to skip the dishes and still enjoy a tasty and filling dinner. Not to mention that just-add-water meals are often lighter-weight than traditional bulk rations, and require less fuel for cooking since you only need to boil water.

There’s no need to spend a fortune on pre-made meals. You can make your own “meal-in-a-bag” using items from your local grocery store!

Follow these steps and use your imagination to create your own easy breakfasts and dinners: Continue reading “Reblog: How to Make Your Own Instant Backpacking Meals (from”


Feather River Hike & Hot Springs

Just a short 1.5 hour drive from Chico, alongside the Feather River, is an abundance of hiking as well as an inviting hot spring.  On this particular trip we decided to hike the Yellow Creek trail. Continue reading “Feather River Hike & Hot Springs”

Reblog: The Three (and a half) Types Of Fun, Explained (from

We’re taking the liberty repost this, with full credit to, because it certainly applies to our trips–at least types 1-2.

If everyone’s smiling, no one has to wear a pack or worry about avalanches, and you’re riding chairlifts, you’re enjoying some Type I fun. Ryan Dunfee.

On a base level, everything you could ever do in the outdoors qualifies as fun. From bluebird pow days off the high-speed quad to grueling multi-day backpacking trips in the rain and sleet, it’s all better than being at work, and thus fun. But do you know how to properly classify the type of fun you’re about to embark on this weekend? Continue reading “Reblog: The Three (and a half) Types Of Fun, Explained (from”

Adventure Awaits!

This post was written August 2015 by Rachel Curtin, Adventure Outings Marketing Coordinator and Trip Leader.

Whether you recently moved to Chico or have been living in this beautiful town for your whole life, Adventure Outings (AO) has something for you! For those that are new to Chico we offer day hikes to explore the beauty of our immediate surroundings. Continue reading “Adventure Awaits!”

Happy 4th of July!

In my humble opinion there is not better way to spend the 4th of July than outdoors!

We all know the origin of the 4th of July. In 1776 a group of very smart men sat in a very hot room in sticky Philadelphia. On July 2nd they created a draft of the Declaration of Independence that would officially announce the colonies’ intention to separate from Great Britain. Two days later Thomas Jefferson officially declared independence, the rest is history. Continue reading “Happy 4th of July!”

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