Recipe: Crispy Rice Power Bars

These bars are good. Really good. And I don’t just say so myself — they have been field tested at sea. I’m continuing my pursuit of a homemade power bar that is suitable for the demands of kayaking in both nutritional value and physical composition. My previous attempt tasted good and was easy to make but got soft at room …

Book report: The Feed Zone

I recently picked up this cookbook at the Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) in Halifax. Written by and for cyclists, The Feed Zone focuses on nutrition for endurance sports. I’m looking at it with a view of paddling, particularly with a 2016 Newfoundland expedition in mind. Allen Lim is a Ph.D. from the University of Boulder, CO, who researched integrative physiology …

Recipe: Easy Energy Bars

You burn a lot of calories when you’re active on the water — close to 400 kCal/hr for an average-sized male versus roughly 80 while at rest. I always have food packed away in my PFD so I can recharge my batteries on the water. Commercial snack bars are rather expensive and are manufactured with a lot of preservative chemicals …