Affordable, plant-based backpacking food: Lunch and snacks

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After learning the basics of backpacking food and some breakfast tips, you’re almost ready for that trip you’ve planned. Now things are going to get a bit trickier. In my experience, lunch and snacks are the most difficult backpacking food to get right, but they also allow for the most creative freedom. I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of a strong lunch and snack lineup. A good snack can get you through any tough climb or mid-afternoon slump, so it’s important to get it right. Let’s start by talking about hydration.
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Soup-erior food: An ode to soup

Soup doesn’t always get the spotlight it deserves. It can feel like an afterthought, just something to have instead of a salad before the main entrée. This is unfair to the wonderful thing that soup can be.
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Around town with Allison: Send noods! Marufuku Ramen

With temperatures hitting the low 50s, nothing’s more comforting than a hearty bowl of ramen. Luckily for you, Marufuku is not only insanely delicious, but it’s also super affordable. Grab your friends, add yourself to the Yelp waitlist and slurp some noods. (Specifically from Marufuku Ramen, of course.)
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