Thank you so much! I was recently diagnosed to sensitivities to Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Almonds and mushrooms. I backpack very frequently however I am preparing for my first trip with my sensitivities, so this really helps! Something else for you all to try are Tanka beef jerky bites…so good!
Preparing to hike the Colorado trail with my 2 brothers in August. I however, have celiac and will have to eat Gluten Free. I appreciate all the advice you have shared, would love an update on how these things worked for you.
I have some suggestions for you about Paleo food on your thru hike. I make freeze-dried meals that are milk free, gluten free, grain free and soy free but are simply delicious! We have grain free breakfast options as well as high-protein lunch/dinner meals and a freeze-dried fruit snack if you like “dessert”. Please contact me at the info given below because I think our meals will make planning for your trip much easier. We have Athlete Sponsorship Plans too as well as an Affiliate Program which you might be interested in.
Best wishes for a wonderful trip. I’m sure your mom is extremely proud of you, as I am, and admittedly I’m a little envious!
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I’m so happy I came across this. I want to go backpacking and thruhiking so bad but struggle with planning the gluten free food. Thank you!
As a person with celiac who is also dairy intolerant, I was dismayed when I found exactly one prepackaged backpacking meal I could eat at REI. I am taking my first backpacking trip this summer, so I am going to check out the brands you listed here. Thanks!
Hey Laura! Thank you for the awesome article. I’m preparing to spend a month on the Appalachian Trail and agree-buying gear is way more fun than meal planning! I appreciate the suggestions you’ve made here. I hope your hike is going well! Have you looked into Heather’s Choice gluten free backpacking meals as another option? I’ve field tested a few of her entrees now and I really like them! They are gluten-free and dairy-free, but also packed with delicious protein like salmon, quail, elk, and bison. https://www.heatherschoice.com