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Vegan Backpacking In Town Food Guide

The real challenge for a vegan backpacker is being stuck in town and the only restaurant option is a local diner with burgers and iceberg lettuce salads. Most trail towns don’t have vegan restaurant options, but if the town as even a medium-sized grocery store, there will be plenty for you to eat. Here are […]

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Lots of Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas

Fritos, Nutter Butters, Oreos, Ritz Crackers, Kellogg’s Unfrosted Pop-Tarts, Cracker Jacks, Sour Patch Kids…the list goes on. Who would have thought these items were vegan? Not that every vegan wants to pack their cart full of bags of Fritos and sleeves or Oreos, but the fact that there are options like these means that there […]

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K-Keg Alcohol Stove

Ode to my Trusty Alcohol Backpacking Stove

Through snow, rain, wind and in the dry of the desert-you are always there for me. You never fail to perform your duties and ensure that I am warm and fed before I go to bed. Your simple design and smooth aluminum lines are what keep you light and true. There may be other stoves […]

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Melted chocolate straight from the Ziploc

Using a Jar for Stoveless Backpacking

I never thought I’d explore the many uses of a peanut butter jar until last summer on the Continental Divide Trail, when it became both my stove and my bowl. Repurposing the peanut butter jar was all part of an attempt to go lighter and simpler, and to secretly test my threshold for a daily […]

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Yogurt with huckleberries and paleo pumpkin spice granola that I made on the Trail

Ideas for No Cook Backpacking Meals

I tried backpacking with no-cook foods rather than the usual cooked fare on a two week trip this summer. It’s not clear I saved much weight with no-cook foods, but with my gear so light, I had room for luxuries and figured I would try some no-cook methods I learned from experienced thru-hikers last year. […]

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