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Vegan Backpacking Guide

by Ces D. |

Backpacking and veganism might not be the most practical of friends, but with the a wee bit of planning, they could be. Chance favours the prepared. Here's our guide of the of food that you could carry on the trail.

1.) Dried fruits: Choose a reusable bag of "no added sugar" diced pineapples, raisins, dates, cranberries, dried papaya, dried apricots, and apples. Even a palmful of their natural goodness will suffice on long gruelling trails. 

2.) Wraps: Wraps are phenomenal for dipping hummus or soup. If you fancy a paleo equivalent of bread or tortilla, do yourself a favour and try "coconut wraps". These are made of the meat (still vegan) and water of the coconut. They will literally the best replacement for all forms of bread.

3.) Seeds and nuts: Sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, chia, hemp, flax seeds. They might call you crazy bird lady at work for chomping fistfuls of these but whilst on the road seeds are an absolute must. An oft-overlooked benefit of seeds is that since it takes a fair bit of time of eat them (i.e. if you eat them one-by-one), it keeps one busy and takes our mind off our hunger levels. 

4.) Noodle soup: A campus staple, the humble ramen noodles makes a comeback. Though this time in a vegan and less-drunken dorm setting. If you feel a bit adventurous, choose a flavour with a bit of heat to it. 

5.) Energy bars: You will need to dig deep into your reserves of protein, if you stand a chance to scale that mountain that your boyfriend is giving you a hard time about. Choose an energy bar that gives you at least 10gm of protein.





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