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Here’s Why This Beef & Pork Toob is Totally Righteous

Righteous Felon jerky beef stick

Are you a fan of beef or pork? How ‘bout both?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you have to give Righteous Felon’s O.G. Hickory Beef & Pork Toob a try.

Trust us, this delectable toob will have your mouth watering in no time.

Righteous Felon’s one ounce all-natural toob features classic smoky and savory flavors with just the right hint of garlic, onion, cracked pepper, and sea salt. While there’s no spice to it, the hickory taste still gives you just the right amount of warmth and flavor.

You can clearly tell that it’s been smoked to absolute perfection.

Texture wise, this toob is comprised of 60% beef and 40% pork, giving it an unadulterated tenderness and a good ‘ole fashioned snap that’ll leave you satisfied.

What’s more, the O.G. Hickory Toob uses nothing but all-natural ingredients with no artificial additives or coloring and features 8g of protein per serving, 1g of sugar, and 100 calories. This makes it the ultimate healthy and portable snack.

But that’s not all. The all-natural black angus beef is sourced exclusively from Maryland’s Roseda All-Natural Black Angus Farm and the pork is sourced from an all-natural hog farm in Iowa that raises their animals completely free of growth hormones and antibiotics.

So you can believe that this beef and pork toob is seriously good for you.

The Righteous Manifesto

Righteous Felon is committed to bringing you the highest quality meats and jerky possible. Their recipes are bold and unique, and they use only the highest standard of ingredients and pasture-raised beef from a single source that is dry-aged for a full 21 days before ‘jerkification.’

All of their top-quality, hormone and antibiotic free jerkies are handmade and produced in small quantities to ensure freshness, quality, and consistency for the ultimate tasting experience, and that’s why we really like them.

Righteous Felon’s O.G. Hickory Beef & Pork Toob was selected to be a part of the November 2017 Trailfoody.

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This BBQ Spare Rib Jerky Isn’t What You’d Think

Lawless hand crafted beef jerky BBQ spare rib

When you first hear about Lawless Jerky’s BBQ Spare Rib pork jerky, your mind probably jumps to an American-style backyard BBQ sauce. But, in keeping with Lawless’ bolder and more creative style, this flavor is based on the classic Szechuan barbeque spare rib.

Before we get to the flavor (and there’s plenty of flavor), the first thing we noticed when we tore open the bag was how easy the tab came off, leaving a clean line at the edge of the re-sealable pouch. This makes it easy to get into the bag if you’re wearing thin gloves on a cool-weather hike, for example. Now, this is just a small thing, but details matter. In this case, it’s a subtle hint at the attention to detail and quality that Lawless gives.

Now, let’s talk about the jerky.

bbq spare rib jerkyUpon taking a bite, the first thing we noticed was the tanginess. There’s a hint of tomato flavor, and a bit of acid provided by the apple cider vinegar. Then, you notice a little sweetness. Finally, you experience the robustness of the savory pork and tamari (gluten-free soy sauce). Pulling it all together, there’s a chorus of traditional Chinese spices, including garlic, ginger, cinnamon, chili pepper, and star anise.

You’re left with a satisfying aftertaste of tanginess with just a hint of heat.

In terms of texture, this jerky hits it right in the middle, with a just-right mouthfeel that’s not too tough, not too soft. With pork that’s cut super thin and against the grain, it’s a cinch to take a bite.

The quality of the pork is top-notch, too. Raised without antibiotics or hormones, the pork is all-natural.

The best part? There’s no sticky barbeque sauce left on your fingers!

Lawless Jerky’s BBQ Spare Rib was featured in the September 2017 Trailfoody.

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Trailfood Review: Sweetwood’s Hot Beef Jerky

A spice that’s just right.

If you’re looking for some jerky with an added kick, give Sweetwood’s hot flavored beef jerky a try! Take it from us, this delectable cut of beef provides just the right amount of spicy and savory.

Upon biting into this jerky, you immediately notice the chili peppers blended with brown sugar. They work together perfectly to create a unique, heated flavor that grows in intensity with every bite. Even spice lovers will be surprised by the after-kick!

Sweetwood’s jerky is chewy, yet tender. The whole muscle cut, premium beef retains moistness over time and is always grass-fed. What’s more, it’s homemade and entirely natural.

The jerky is also nitrate free, gluten free, has no added MSG, and contains only natural herbs and spices. Now that’s impressive!

Why We Love Sweetwood’s Mission

Based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Sweetwood promises to “give you only what [they] would feed [their] own families.” That way, you can be confident that their meat is naturally raised and delicious every time.

We love that Sweetwood stands by this motto and is dedicated to bringing you only the best jerky. We also love that they actively promote American agriculture and the Western way of life. How cool is that?

Sweetwood’s hot flavored beef jerky is featured in the August 2017 Trailfoody.

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Top 5 Essential Foods for Any Outdoor Adventure

Everyone knows that a day’s journey out in the wild requires the proper sustenance to keep you on the move, but many often wonder which food items, exactly, are essential to have on hand.

While choosing the right food is key, it’s also important to have a variety of snack items that can be eaten separately in small amounts to provide you with a constant flow of energy.

So, we’ve put together a list of the top five must-have food items that will work best to fuel your next adventure!

KIND energy bar

1. Energy Bars – Energy bars contain the complex carbs necessary for quick bursts of energy. They work to keep you going and are perfect for recharging your body. When eaten within 30 minutes of finishing a day’s physical activity, these complex carbs even work to restore the energy necessary for the following day’s adventure.

Conundrum Trail Mix

2. Nut Mixes/Trail Mixes – Nut and trail mixes are full of dense energy that usually provide both a little fat and protein, which combine to provide long term, endurance energy.

3. Jerky – Jerky primarily provides protein, which works to repair and build muscle tissue. Since protein is largely for muscle repair, only a small percentage of calories from this source is necessary.

Mestrength electrolyte drink

4. Electrolyte Hydration Mixes – Electrolyte hydration mixes work to replenish the electrical energy necessary for many bodily functions, including muscle contractions. They largely prevent cramping and are meant to optimize performance.

5. Dried Fruit – Dried fruits are high in fiber and contain a significant amount of calories per serving. The fiber works to help your digestive system run smoothly while the calories provide a natural source of quick energy for those who need it.

Having the right variety of trailfoods can mean the difference between feeling energized and drained.

Trailfoody makes it easy to fuel up with the right food for adventures. It’s the 93-octane gas your uncle Jim insisted on putting into his Outback, only, this fuel has some serious foody flare.

Learn more about how you can sign up for Trailfoody and get new trailfoods shipped to your door each month, in a stuff sack, ready to go–making it a cinch to get out there and explore.

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Trailfood Review: The New Primal Uncured Bacon Stick

It’s time to bring home the bacon. Or take it out on the trail. Either way, The New Primal’s Uncured Maple Bacon Stick is a must have treat that’ll leave you wanting more. Trust us, we’re bacon experts.

Upon biting into this delectable stick, we instantly noticed its savory taste. The blend of maple syrup and sea salt combine well with just a hint of garlic and black pepper to create an all-natural taste that truly brings out the flavor of the pork.

What’s more, the chewy texture gives you a nice, soft bite that simply satisfies, and there’s 6 full grams of protein and only 100 calories per stick.

And speaking of all-natural, this bacon stick is made from naturally raised pork and is naturally sweetened. It contains no hormones or antibiotics and is certified gluten-free. Talk about healthy!

If you love bacon as much as we do, you’ve gotta try this stick.

The New Primal Uncured Bacon Stick was selected to be part of the June 2017 Trailfoody.

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Why “naked” jerky was such a good idea

Naked Cow beef jerky for hiking

We asked the folks at Naked Cow to tell us why we should all get excited about their all-natural, grass-fed “naked” jerky. Naked Cow’s honey jerky is featured in the May Trailfoody. Here’s what they had to say.

 

There continues to be a growing interest in eating natural and less processed foods, especially by those individuals who live active lives, like hikers and CrossFitters.

And, for good reason–the better the fuel you put in your body, the better it will perform.

Grass-fed beef, in particular, has benefits for active people due to its superior levels of omega-3 fatty acids (compared to regular beef), which aids in cardiovascular health. Grass-fed beef is also usually raised without antibiotics, another big plus. Cutting down on sugar intake can also benefit your cardiovascular health, according to Harvard Health Publications.

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Naked Cow at CrossFit Regionals

Put to the Ultimate Test at CrossFit Regionals
Naked Cow Jerky attended the CrossFit Games East Regional event in Albany, NY. We were excited to get feedback from some of the top athletes in the country about our all-natural beef jerky.

Response was phenomenal, and 100% verified our decision almost two years ago to develop an all-natural beef jerky using strips of grass-fed beef, spices and no sugar or preservatives (“No Udder Stuff”). When athletes approached our booth at the CrossFit event, the Nutrition Facts (which almost every person at this event would immediately read) was our biggest ally.

We don’t think this is a fad, and more people will demand healthier food products. We are proud to be able to deliver.