Vegan Backpacking Food

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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Post by MAWalker » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:58 am

I eat very little meat and don’t buy many premade dehydrated meals - too much salt, and I’m allergic to onion. So I dehydrate tons of vegs to bulk up the few I do buy, and also lots of fruit so no preservatives like a lot of purchased dried fruit. So I mostly eat thick veg soups, nut butters on tortillas, nuts, dried fruits, and homemade bars. I add chia and flax to most things, and also make a lot of bean or sweet potato bark to thicken my soups. I eat really well on trail, but it looks different than a lot of junky stuff many people carry. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend www.backpackingchef.com!! Glenn has amazing info and recipes for dehydrating.

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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Post by MAWalker » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:27 pm

Okay, it’s a bit creepy that someone/thing fixed my typo in prev post. I didn’t do it. Do others have the ability to change my posts???

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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

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Nope. Just the moderators trying to help you out by fixing the typo.

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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

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Wow, so the answer is yes, someone else can modify a post under my name.


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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Post by Bobcat1 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:38 am

I recently switched to plant-based eating, and I am currently trying to dehydrate some new dinners to see if they will work on the trail. Planning a kayaking trip to IsRo in August.

Dinners: lentils and rice, burritos with Mexican rice and beans, chickpea peanut butter stew with tomato’s, and cuoscuos curry with vegetables. 4-day rotation. The lentil and rice and the couscous curry are longtime standards so I know they work.

Breakfast is oatmeal with raisins and a bit of maple sugar granules. Lunch is a continuous progression of snacks including Lara Bars, whole-grain crackers with hummus or peanut butter, dried fruit, trail mix.

Hope this gives you some more ideas!
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Re: Vegan Backpacking Food

Post by Western Midwesterner » Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Hiya Bobcat!

Although I am not a vegan, I eat almost exclusively vegan on trail. It's so much lighter and less prone to spoilage. I'm hiking IR this July, West to East and with a 7-day vegan meal plan. Much of my meal planning comes from the book Another Fork in the Trail by Laurie Ann March. I have a few other meals I've come up with on my own that have become staples. Feel free to contact me if you want to swap recipes!

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