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Need Easy, Nutritious Food While Blacktail Deer Hunting?

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When Paleo Meals To Go customer Larry Lewis needed easy, nutritious food for his hunt, he chose Paleo Meals To Go.  Larry sent in these great photos from his Akalura Lake, Kodiak, Alaska Blacktail Deer Hunt.

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We’re happy our meals worked well for you, Larry, and thanks for the great testimonial:

I tried the gluten and nut-free Paleo Meals To Go for the first time while on a recent Blacktail deer hunting trip near Akalura Lake, Kodiak.  I loved them!

My buddies and I are all long-time Alaskans so we hunt hard and tent camp with light fly-in gear.  We often hunt in near or sub-zero weather in extremely remote and mountainous areas and pack the meat we harvest back to camp on our backs. So, we are usually ready to eat anything and everything not bolted down or frozen solid come nightfall.

Many freeze dried meals I’ve tried over the years didn’t taste much better than the C rations I ate in the military.   I found that these meals are easy and quick to prepare and they rehydrate nicely.  Paleo Meals To Go go down easy, taste great and have the added benefit of actually being nutritious!  I try very hard to eat gluten, nut and soy free and as generally clean as possible so really appreciate the makers of this product going the extra mile to cater to the healthy eating lifestyle.

I will absolutely use these meals again.

Larry L.–December 30, 2016

Anytime you are outdoors and need a hot, delicious, nutritious meal, Paleo Meals To Go is a great option.

Happy trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go.

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Simple And Quick Paleo Diet Recipes To Make On The Go

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Wow, talk about a great article with excellent recipe ideas for busy Paleo folks!  Check out Karen Reed’s article, “Simple And Quick Paleo Diet Recipes To Make On The Go“.

https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/diet-nutrition/simple-quick-paleo-diet-recipes-make-go/

When Content Editor Julia Francis from Positive Health Wellness contacted us about sharing this article, we were so excited to do so because these recipes are top notch.  Here’s the opening paragraph from Karen’s article:

“When you’re on the go, you want quick meals to make. The problem is that so many traditional quick meals aren’t paleo friendly. They include bread and pastas that you’re not allowed to have.

So, that means looking for something more paleo specific. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find some excellent and delicious paleo diet recipes that are super quick and simple. You can make them on the go or prepare them beforehand to eat while you’re out.

Now you just have to decide what you want to enjoy for your next meal. Here’s a look at 8 must-have recipes for your back pocket.”

and look at the beautiful food photography!

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Thanks, Julia Francis, for the opportunity to share this great article.  

Happy trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go!

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Paleo Meals To Go Provides Food For Havasu Falls Adventure

Videographer Doss Ramsey put together this video of a trip he and two of his friends took to Havasu Falls. Paleo Meals To Go provided the food for their Havasu trip.  Check out the beautiful pictures of the falls as well as photos of PMTG products while listening to The Analog Affair’s awesome song, Feel Your Fire.

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Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls is located 1½ miles (2.4 km) from Supai. It is the more famous and most visited of the various falls along Havasu Creek. It consists of one main chute that drops over a 90-foot (27 m) to 100-foot (30 m) vertical cliff into a series of plunge pools. High calcium carbonate concentration in the water creates the vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls.

Due to the effects of flash floods, the appearance of Havasu Falls and its plunge pools has changed many times. Prior to the flood of 1910, water flowed in a near continuous sheet, and was known as Bridal Veil Falls. The notch through which water flows first appeared in 1910, and has changed several times since. Water currently flows as one stream. In the past, there were sometimes multiple streams, or a continuous flow over the edge.(Wikipedia)

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Paleo Meals To Go, creator of gluten-free, soy-free, milk-free, grain-free, preservative-free, additive-free backpacking meals, provided food for this epic adventure.

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Thanks, Doss Ramsey, for submitting this video to Paleo Meals To Go! We encourage our customers to contact us if you’d like to submit a video to Paleo Meals To Go, by emailing us at: info@paleomealstogo.com.

Check out all our products on our website at: www.paleomealstogo.com.  Happy Trails.

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Hunting for the best present ever for the outdoor enthusiast in your life?

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Holiday Inventory Blowout 2016

We’re clearing inventory and have reduced prices to $9.00 on all our meat meals and to $6.00 on our near expiration date breakfast meals. These breakfasts have 4-5 more months before they reach their “Best By” dates. Check out Butte Cacao Banana, Cliffside Coconut Berry and Palisade Pineapple Mango. Gluten free, soy free, milk free, grain free, preservative free, additive free, shelf stable, freeze-dried deliciousness! Supplies are limited and the sale is over when the inventory is gone.

As a Paleo Meals To Go blog reader, we are offering you an additional 12% discount, off the already-reduced price, if you use this coupon code:

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These meals make great gifts for the person on your list who spends a lot of time in the outdoors. We provide the best in class, freeze-dried Paleo meals to those on a path less traveled. Wherever our customers go, Paleo Meals To Go gets them there.

Order by noon Dec. 17, 2016 for Christmas delivery. Free USPS Priority Mail shipping on orders over $75. Delivery to most areas in the continental US in 3 days, however we can make no guarantees due to high holiday shipping volume.

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Best wishes to all our customers for a happy holiday season and for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017.

Happy trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go!

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Winter Storage Tips For Your Backpacking Gear

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Don’t put them away for the winter looking like this!

Winter Storage Tips For Your Backpacking Gear

If using hermetically-sealed space bags after being professionally cleaned isn’t in your budget, try these inexpensive tips to ensure your gear is safely stored for the winter.

Sleeping Bags

Wash and dry thoroughly, allowing to air out for an additional 24 hours before storing.
Store inside away from mice, bugs, and moisture at room temperature, in a roomy laundry bag or pillow case. Compression is the worst enemy.
Throw in some dryer sheets for a pleasant smell.

Backpacks

Remove all food items.
Clean in a soapy tub of water, rinsing and drying thoroughly.
Hang on a broad wooden peg to avoid permanent crease in haul loop.

Hiking Boots

Clean them after every hike and keep them dry and at room temperature when not in use.
Store in airy spot with laces loose and remove inner sole. A good anti-fungal powder helps.
Industrial glues will degrade under high heat, so always air dry at normal temperatures.

Tents

Tents must be completely dry to avoid mold and mildew growth.
Remove all food particles to discourage mice.
Store loosely packed or hanging.

Hiking Clothes

Clean, dry, and place in sealed bags, especially clothes with natural fibers like wool.
Dry cleaning will kill bugs and their larva, but so will freezing for 2-3 days and it’s free!
Store in plastic totes or trash bags. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove all air from bag.

General Guidelines

Outside storage sheds, basements and attics are generally off limits for storage since they have all the problems, i.e., extreme temperatures, bugs, rodents and moisture.
If anything is going to be where the freezing weather can get to it, remember, liquids will freeze, break open, and ruin surrounding articles.
Anything stored in a container with soap bars will smell like a soap bar when it comes out in the spring — and soap flavored Paleo Meals To Go are terrible.

 

If you don’t venture out during the cold months, we hope these winter storage tips for your outdoor gear are helpful. If you do, dress warmly and take extra precautions to stay hydrated.

Happy Trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go!

Check out the full article by Hugh Bouchelle, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Dec 3rd, 2014 @ 11:58am http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1288&sid=32437651

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See Backpacker.com’s article: Survive An Avalanche by Peter Rugg

Backpacker.com had a great article entitled “Out Alive:  Survive An Avalanche”.  Definitely a good read. – See more at: http://www.backpacker.com/survival/survival-stories/out-alive-survive-an-avalanche/2/#bp=0/img1

Adam Herman, 24, and Conor Lodge, 22, were caught in an avalanche in Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington on December 28, 2013 but they survived it.
Avoid terrain sloped between 30 and 45 degrees (1), as well as gullies and ravines. Better bet? Get prepared by taking an Avalanche Level I class near you. But, if you are caught in a slide, you should know how to minimize the danger of being buried. Memorize these tips from Richard Riquelme, a certified guide and avalanche instructor with the American Alpine Institute in Washington. –Josette Deschambeault

2. IF YOU’RE CAUGHT, “SWIM” TO SAFETY.

Assume the whitewater position: feet downhill and in a sitting position to absorb shocks of obstacles. Ditch poles, ice axes, or skis, and use your hands and arms in a swimming motion to move toward the surface and stay there.

3. PREP AN AIR POCKET.

When the avalanche slows down, get your palms up by your forehead, elbows out, and start creating a cocoon around your face. Take a deep breath and hold it—the more your lungs can expand, the better. When the avalanche stops, you’ll have more space to breathe in the pocket you created. Space is time, and time increases the odds of rescuers finding you before it’s too late.

4. STUDY UP

Need more info? Click here to access Backpacker.com’s complete archive of avalanche content.

Thanks to Peter Rugg and Backpacker.com for the interesting and educational article.  Also see his article @readersdigest entitled: The Sign Said Low Avalanche Danger. The Sign Was Wrong.”

Happy trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go.  Enjoy the snow but be safe~

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SIX TIPS FOR SURVIVING AN AVALANCHE by Alex Vere Nicoll

We read this great article on The Clymb at http://blog.theclymb.com/out-there/six-tips-for-surviving-an-avalanche/ and wanted to share with Paleo Meals To Go customers.  Author Alex Vere Nicoll is practically our neighbor, growing up over next to the mountains in Boulder, just 13 miles from our production facility in Broomfield, CO.  The bio on The Clymb’s site describes him:  “Alex is a man possessed with the urge to go on adventures and has spent a large portion of his life exploring our fine planet. He grew up under the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. His travels have taken him through 54 countries and he has spent time living in Europe, Southeast Asia, Central and South America.”

TIPS FOR SURVIVING AN AVALANCHE

Alex outlines six tips for increasing your chances of surviving an avalanche:

  1. Move sideways

  2. Jump upslope

  3. Carry an avalanche beacon

  4. Grab something

  5. Swim

  6. Create an air pocket

Check out his entire article at http://blog.theclymb.com/out-there/six-tips-for-surviving-an-avalanche/.

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Have fun in the snow and be safe.

Happy trails from everyone at Paleo Meals To Go.

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Paleo Meals To Go Shares Heather “Anish” Anderson’s Triumphant FKT Finish of the Arizona Trail

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Many of you have probably heard of her, Heather “Anish” Anderson, who now holds three Fastest Known Times on the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and now the Arizona Trail. This is one incredible young lady and we’re very, very proud of her and the fact that she eats Paleo Meals To Go!  Click the link below to read her poignant tale of achieving the FKT on the Arizona Trail.

http://runhikelivelove.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-story-of-arizona-trail-fkt.html

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Heather with Paleo Meals To Go.

Read more about Heather’s Fastest Known Time on the Appalachian Trail:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/10/30/how-this-woman-broke-the-record-for-hiking-the-appalachian-trail/?utm_term=.0e5c907fe053

and her Pacific Crest Trail Fastest Known Time:

http://www.backpacker.com/trips/long-trails/pacific-crest-trail/a-ghost-among-us/

Congratulations, Heather.  You are an inspiration to so many people and we’re grateful to work with you.

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Idyllwild PCT Hiker Home for Holidays by Julie Pendray

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Windean Dahleen, Dominic Surina, Ben, Strings, Country Gold (kneeling) at Hiker Heaven in Agua Dulce. Photo courtesy Dominic Surina.

POSTED BY: JULIE.PENDRAY@GMAIL.COM NOVEMBER 26, 2016

By Julie Pendray

IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Scaring off a bear and doing a long distance hike of Pacific Crest Trail are just a few more accomplishments for former Marine and Idyllwild resident Dominic Surina. He received a hero’s welcome this week when he came off the trail — after completing about 2,500 miles of it — to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Idyllwild is at mile 179 of the PCT. Surina set off from the Canadian border in July with the goal of ending at Campo, at the Mexican border. He says he may hike down to Tecate, Mexico before returning to work here at Mountain High Escrow.

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Ben hiking along Pacific Crest Trail. Photo courtesy Dominic Surina.

Surina, a former Marine contract infantry assault man from Southern California, was stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms before coming to Idyllwild to be near family. He was given a meritorious promotion to sergeant and accomplished two tours in southern Afghanistan. “I went into the service at 25, older than most,” he said. Surina jokes that the PCT was his “civilian deployment.” He and a friend from military days started at Hart’s Pass in Washington state, hiked to the northern PCT terminus at the Canadian border, then began the southbound hike. “It added about 30 miles to the trail,” he said.

Surina is the only Idyllwild resident among PCT thru hikers this year, as far as the PCT community here knows. There are about a dozen more southbound hikers behind him, he said.

Challenges

Asked about his biggest challenges, Surina said, calmly, “Finishing. I haven’t done that yet. And the mountains. You respect them more after you do this.” The 31-year-old had lived in Idyllwild for a year before deciding to do the PCT. “Working on North Circle, I’ve seen a lot of hikers go by (on their way to re-connect with the trail),” he said.

From the Canadian border, he and friend Ben from Portland, Oregon, averaged 30 miles a day to get into the Sierras. Surina will stay for the rest of Thanksgiving weekend, then he plans to “take it easy” between here and the Mexican border. He said, “It’s interesting what my body is capable of and what that has done to my mind. All you’re doing is walking and sleeping. Time seems longer and shorter simultaneously. You’re doing something so primal by carrying everything on your back. You measure everything in footsteps. There’s a lot of time to think. I have so many notes in my phone. You go into a rabbit hole and emerge 10 miles later.”

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Dominic Surina at a PCT monument. Photo courtesy Dominic Surina.

Surina had company for camping along two-thirds of the trail, though he and his friends sometimes walked alone during the day. One camping buddy, “Strings,” acquired his nickname because he carried a small carbon fiber guitar, foot tambourine and harmonica. “We’d be hiking down switchbacks and he’d be playing and singing,” Surina said.

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Camping along the PCT. Photo courtesy of Dominic Surina.

Surina’s favorite area on this trip was the Sierra mountain range. In Yosemite, however, he was awakened by a black bear when he was cowboy camping. “The bear’s face was just a couple of feet away when I opened my eyes,” he said. “He was sniffing around the picnic table. I threw a beer can at him and he left.”

Food

Food was his walking meditation. “You’re thinking about how much you’re going to eat and how far you’ll walk,” he said. He began the hike at 187 lbs and got down to 155 lbs on the trail, sparking Dahleen to fear potential “emaciation” of his 5′ 11″ frame. Surina’s now at 166.

His dream food for the end of the journey?

“Good sushi is hard to come by on trail, so ending up in a cool little sushi spot in San Diego would be pretty rad.”

In addition to sushi dreams, Surina also has an affinity for espresso, hence his trail name “Double Shot.”

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Dominic Surina doing a snow angel along the Pacific Crest Trail. Photo courtesy Dominic Surina.

His advice for PCT hopefuls is, “People use all kinds of gear. It’s an individual thing. Just make sure you’ve tried yours out and know how it works. Train with weight on your back. Break your feet in well before you leave.” Surina has had strained joints for a couple of weeks but no major accidents or tribulations. He said he’d never done any long distance hikes before this. “In the military, I hiked for a week at a time and practiced navigation, so that helped.” In July, he hopes to do a 100k trail race in Santa Barbara with hiker friends. Next year, he’d like to do a 100 mile race. He’s not sure yet of the location.

 

Thanks to our friend, Julie Pendray for allowing us to post this article on our blog for the enjoyment of our followers.

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Living a Life of Gratitude…Paleo Meals To Go Thanks Customers for Three Great Years!

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Thanks to all our loyal customers for three great years!

With Thanksgiving coming up in a few weeks, it’s a big reminder that we should stop often to reflect on all those things for which we are thankful. Paleo Meals To Go started with an idea and with your support has grown into a successful business in three years. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our customers for taking a chance on a new company and a new product line. We’ve worked hard to earn your trust and confidence, making customer service a top priority and when you asked for cheaper shipping rates, we found a national level fulfillment center with incredibly low shipping terms, which we passed on to you!  We value your feedback, your suggestions for improvement, the wonderful photos and testimonials you’ve sent in, and all the times when you’ve shared your outdoor adventure stories with us.  It’s been a great three years and we’re truly grateful for your ongoing support and patronage.

Foster an Attitude of Gratitude

You know those nine minutes between the time you hit the snooze button and when you actually roll out of bed?  You might consider using those nine minutes to think about all the blessings in your life. Studies have shown that adopting a habit of reflecting on what you are grateful for, even for a few minutes per day, has led to experiencing more positive emotions, feeling more alive, sleeping better, expressing more compassion and kindness, and even having a stronger immune system.  At first it may seem difficult to think about things and people that you’re thankful for, for nine whole minutes, but with practice you won’t believe how soon the buzzer goes off again.  And if nine is too much, start with three and work your way up.

The Best Nine Minutes of Your Day

The best way to reap the benefits of gratitude is to notice new things you’re grateful for every day.  Thinking, “I’m grateful for my spouse” day after day doesn’t keep your mind alert for new grateful moments, instead think of specific things like, “Today my husband packed up my backpack when I was late getting off work” or “The kids are so awesome, they already did all their homework early so it’s out of the way when we get back from our camping weekend.” You may not live in your perfect dream house right now, but you probably have a roof over your head, you may have a wonderful pet, or the best next-door neighbors ever.

In a Funk?

Anyone can do this simple exercise, even if you’re having a tough time or not feeling especially thankful. Start expressing your gratitude for what you do have and the people you love, and you’ll begin to shift your energy toward abundance.  Allow gratitude to become a habit and a lifestyle for you, no matter what is going on in your life, in the country, or in the world.

Since most of our readers are outdoorsy people, maybe rather than lying in bed an extra nine minutes every morning, you’d prefer to take a quick gratitude walk?  Walking with a gratitude focal point can offer the same benefits.  Walking is therapeutic in itself. It has many health benefits such as increased endorphins that decrease stress, increased heart health and circulation in the body, decreased lethargy, and decreases in blood pressure. Couple this healthy activity with a grateful state of mind and you are bound to nurture a positive mind and body (Rickman 2013).

Gratitude Walk

The goal of the gratitude walk is to observe the things you see around you as you walk. Take it all in. Be aware of the nature, the colors of the trees, the sounds the birds make, and the smell of the plants. Notice how your feet feel when you step onto the ground. Hopefully it will be easy to express gratitude for all the things that you are experiencing in the present moment. The effects are more potent when you can enjoy a gratitude walk with your partner or a friend. In this way, you can show them appreciation for being able to spend the time walking together.

So, give it a try tomorrow morning!  Take a gratitude walk or set your alarm nine minutes early, concentrate on all the blessings in your life, and start your day off right, with an attitude of gratitude!

Another great article on gratitude:  https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238991

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“He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.” ~Epictetus

“As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”~ John F. Kennedy