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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A spiced up life

Therefore, it perplexed me when I arrived back in SoCal, after months of this bland food, with a hankering for the hot, heated, hell of spicy foods.
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How to cook for 1 and what to do when you fail

The “leftover party” is one our favorite types of parties — along with the “cookie party” and “beer party.” But cooking for one is nearly impossible, because apparently we’ve all been programmed to cook for many tummies bigger than just our own. Seriously, who knew 1.5 pounds of chicken turns into
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