About Aaron Owens Mayhew

Aaron's Journey

Aaron Navaho Pass Lunch in Silicon Bag

How I learned to meal plan with ease and actually love it!

How Many times Have You...

You're Not Alone!



My first backpacking trip was in 2001 with a backpack filled with MREs (military rations).


I advanced to spending hundreds of dollars on freeze-dried meals that I didn’t enjoy.


Then came my mid-life crisis. I quit my job at the age of 40 and decided to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

My initial fears when I began PCT meal planning...

Sound familiar?

Despite having 16 years of backpacking experience... I panicked!

What Did I Do?

I used my skills as a registered dietitian and experience as a backpacker to create...

Ultralight Meal Planning for Outdoor Explorers

Basic Principles

What does this mean for you?

Sounds pretty cool, right?

These principles are the foundation of our Ultralight Recipes & Meal Planning Service.

Now You Can Meal Plan With Ease...

Ultralight Recipes

Delicious, lightweight recipes are quick & easy make at home and on trail.

Meal Plans

Pre-made 3000, 4000, & 5000 calorie meal plans with substitution lists.


Quick reference meal planning worksheets & tip sheets that simplify the process.


Backpacking nutrition webinars teaching you everything you need to know.

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