Trapper's Log

Couple with Old Trapper Beef Jerky at the beach

The 7 Best Snacks for the Beach

On my wanderings through the wilds, there’s one lesson I’ve learned above all others: always come prepared. Whether it’s a three-week camping trip under an oilskin tarp in the rain or a midnight ja...
Old Trapper Named 2023 Category Captain by Convenience Store Decisions

Old Trapper Named 2023 Category Captain by Convenience Store Decisions

Old Trapper Named 2023 Category Captain by Convenience Store Decisions Leading Beef Jerky Brand Wins Alternative Snacks Category Forest Grove, OR – February 2023 – Old Trapper today announced tha...
Week of Wishes is Back for Another Year! (Updated with Winners)

Week of Wishes is Back for Another Year! (Updated with Winners)

It's almost Christmas, and Trapper Claus has returned to celebrate the holidays with another Week of Wishes giveaway. Through December 23rd, I'll be giving away one fantastic prize every day and ...
Is Beef Jerky a Good Source of Protein?

Is Beef Jerky a Good Source of Protein?

As the heat of summer passes and the days grow shorter and darker, I find myself in a contemplative mood. I’ve faced a few brutal winters in my day, wandering the backwood trails in search of game ...
Old Trapper beef jerky is displayed next to a camping ground.

The Best Snacks for Quick Energy

When you’re out in the wilds, you can’t afford to eat snacks that will slow you down. Maybe you’re in the final push in a long summer hike up a rugged mountainside; perhaps you need all your focus ...
A man on a riverside shore holding a fishing pole and eating beef jerky with a forest mountain side in the background.

How to Eat Beef Jerky

As a man of the world, I don’t believe in miracle cures. If you want something done, the best way to see it through is with some honest work, determination, and maybe a mite of stubbornness. But wh...
A woman sits in a tent overlooking a remote mountain valley looking at a bag of Old Trapper beef jerky for camping

Why You Should Bring Beef Jerky for Camping

When planning a camping trek out into the wilds, preparedness is key. Whether you’re sleeping beneath the stars for the deer hunting season or spending one night camped in your own backyard, you wi...
The Best Snacks for Hiking in Hot Weather

The Best Snacks for Hiking in Hot Weather

When the dog days of summer show their teeth, I take extra care when packing my possibles bag. There’s nothing worse than trekking to a mountain lake and kicking back in your buckskins, only to fin...
The Final Leg of The Elevated Trail Squad Road Trip

The Final Leg of The Elevated Trail Squad Road Trip

Leg 3: Monument Valley, Arizona to Sacramento, California After spending the day taking in the stunning beauty of Monument Valley, Arizona, and enjoying a refreshing night of sleep under the star...