There are so many great food options for backpackers now! From gorp and jerky to dehydrated and homemade rations, you can bring anything you like. This year I’m packing dehydrated suppers, fresh lunches and oatmeal for breakfast. One addition to my menu this year is 810 mils of Merlot. I hope to stop along the trail for a lunch break and enjoy the scenery with a glass of red. ;^)
My theory is to drink plenty of water (as usual) in my camelback hydration system, plus some type of electrolyte in a bottle. A small glass of wine with lunch followed with more water during the afternoon stroll. I’ll let you know how it works out.
The trail can be hiked in three days, I’m planning on four days for photo-ops (check back for the photos) this means more food will be carried for that extra day. I’ll have a big load of food in the beginning of the hike, but fortunately, there will be plenty of water sources to filter from, so I’ll carry only a few litres of water at one time.
One point about the dehydrated food… most pre-packaged food is designed for a wide variety of people so you will notice it’s a little bland. Be sure to bring some seasoning.
As you may have noticed, I’m a little stoked about this trip. I’ve had a taste of this years trail and I think it will be amazing scenery to walk through. So with my cargo pockets full of munchies and some dry socks I should have four awesome days on the trail.