Category: Thru Hiking

Ultralight Backpacking Meal Planning Tips for Thru Hikers
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Ultralight Backpacking Meal Planning Tips for Thru Hikers

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE TREK AND CAN BE FOUND HERE. For those that have followed previous posts, you are aware that I set a goal of preparing ultralight backpacking meal plans at 5000 calories per two pounds of food for my upcoming PCT thru hike. I’m excited to share that I pulled it off! After experimenting with...

Crunch Time for The Foodie!
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Crunch Time for The Foodie!

This article originally appeared on The Trek and can be found here. First off, I want to share how excited I am about the number of hikers worldwide that have shared interest in improving nutrition while thru hiking. The Backcountry Meal Planning for Thru Hikers Facebook group has grown exponentially with great discussions posted daily....

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....