Tag: vegetarian

Meal Idea: Stroganoff

When I was on the Appalachian Trail (and, for that matter, any time I’ve lived/worked outside), my meal preferences varied according to the weather.  In the heat of the Mid-Atlantic in the summertime, I enjoyed lighter, salty dinners after a full day on the trail.  However, on chilly spring nights

Shelter Pizza Triple Crown

A thru-hike involves several months of backpacking through beautiful places and meeting interesting people. It may seem counterintuitive that, when asked what they thought about in a given day, most thru-hikers mention daydreams or extended thoughts about food. One ubiquitous food craving among backpackers is that for pizza. Most of

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

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