Tag: healthy

Meal Idea: Chili

First things first:  This aspiring PCT thru-hiker got to see Wild last night!  Before I write about what I thought of the movie, I feel I should explain my thoughts on the Wild phenomenon.  I like to think I read Cheryl Strayed’s book “before it was cool,” and I definitely was planning my thru-hike

Meal Idea: Backpacking Dinner Staples

Because my backpacking trips are often multi-month endeavors, I tend to know about them quite awhile in advance.  As a result, I usually get a chance to plan out my dehydrated meals carefully and cook big batches of each dish, which I then divvy up among the weeks of the

Meal Idea: Lunches on the Trail

In many ways, hiking the Appalachian Trail is a six-month vacation.  In many ways, it isn’t. A month or so ago, the Appalachian Mountain Club published an article about a family who thru-hiked the AT.  Many of the things the family said were really insightful, and the article is a

Meal Idea: Pasta with Marinara Sauce

Something that was difficult for me while I was thru-hiking and that I hadn’t really prepared for was the feeling of being constantly on the move.  I had mixed emotions about my extremely nomadic lifestyle; sometimes, I appreciated it for its simplicity and for the independence it gave me, but

Meal Idea: Trail Mix

Like any thru-hiker, I spend a lot of time thinking about food. Thus, it seems only fitting that I post recipes on this blog every so often, and today seems like a good day to start. And, while my backpacking recipes get surprisingly sophisticated and elaborate, I though the most

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