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Ugly Truth About Pop-Tarts!
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Ugly Truth About Pop-Tarts!

This article originally appeared on The Trek and can be found here. You’re not going to tell me pop-tarts aren’t ultralight, are you?!? Actually, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A significant amount of my time over the last year was spent reviewing various blog posts and forums discussing foods typically consumed by thru hikers. It...

Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?
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Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?

by Aaron Owens Mayhew, MS, RDN, LD This article originally appeared on The Trek, which can be found here. When buying ultralight gear thru hikers expect high performance for minimal weight. They should have the same performance expectations of food. Thru hikers are known for losing a significant amount of weight due to inadequate calorie intake....