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Camping, Hiking, Weekly Parsha

Backpacking with Children

I was reading a piece by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks about priorities as related to Parsha Matot-Masei, where he cites Rashi’s commentary on Numbers 32:16. Moshe reorders the priorities in...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Water Crossings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was started well before the tragic drowning and ensuing images of the father and daughter who perished crossing the Rio Grande. We will translate this...

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Hiking, Trail Recipes

Tasty Bite: Kosher, Vegetarian, Trail Perfect Brand

I couldn’t have done the John Muir Trail without Tasty Bite. I’ve done long hikes with nothing but Tradition Soup, canned salmon, and tuna packets, and that’s no way to...

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Appalachian Trail, Featured, Hiking, News

Memorial Day Weekend in Gulf Hagas

In a year's time, Memorial Day will come around. New names will be on our lists that we read. The war rages on, little changes. And that's how life is between Memorial Days, even...

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Camping, Hiking

Lag B’Omer: The Perfect Wilderness Holiday

Let’s face it, most of the fun parts of the Lag B’Omer holiday are rooted in the aggagic stories concerning the origin of Kabbalah. If, like me, Kabbalah plays little to no...

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Camping, Hiking, International Travel

The Israel National Trail

In honor of Yom Ha’Atzma’ut this week, The Kosher Backpacker is proud to present an overview guide and listing of resources to the Israel National Trail, or שביל...

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Camping, Hiking, Travel

Our Guide to a Wilderness Passover

We cover some of this in our book, The Kosher Backpacker, but as Pesach starts Friday night, there may be Jewish thru-hikers out there, or people availing themselves of spring break from...

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Hiking, News, Travel

Antisemitism on the Trail

WARNING: Some unsettling content ahead. Just as an FYI, there’s no context that makes what happens in this video “okay.”  The mayor of Damascus, in the wake of the...

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Hiking, Weekly Parsha

Burnt Offerings

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Command Aaron and his sons thus: This is the ritual of the burnt offering: The burnt offering itself shall remain where it is burned upon the altar all...

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Camping, Hiking

Our (Basic) Guide to Hammock Backpacking

After my go-to camping mattress deflated on a cold, winter night in a shelter in the Adirondacks, I was ready for a change. It was a long circuit around and up the Seward Range. I prefer...

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