The Food Post

What are you going to eat?

Are you going to live off the land?

How are you going to get food?

These are some of the questions I’ve been getting relating to food. So let’s break it down!

Resupply Boxes

resuplly boxes food prep

To start out with, we have decided to pack resupply boxes and have them shipped to us while on the trail. Each box contains 3-5 days worth of food and will be shipped to us every 150-200 miles or so. Thankfully, Gordon’s mom has agreed to clear some space for a bunch of boxes and to ship us one every so often!

Ok, so how will we get these boxes of food? Fun fact that I didn’t know until I started planning is that you can ship things to “General Deliver” at each Post Office. You just need to put your name on the box, along with the specific PO Box designated by that Post Office and an ETA date. Hostels will also accept packages.

In Town Resupply

The great thing about the AT is that you are never very far from a town. When we are not receiving a resupply box, we will head to a grocery store, Walmart, Family Dollar, gas station, really anywhere that we can get food. Things that we will get could include instant oatmeal, breakfast bars, pepperoni, salami, hard cheeses, tortillas, peanut butter, cookies, and more!

What’s in the food bag?


  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Instant Grits
  • Breakfast shakes


  • Protein bars
  • Granola bars
  • Chocolates and candies
  • Cookies
  • Crackers


  • Tuna w/ tortillas
  • Peanut butter w/ tortillas
  • Couscous salad
  • Pepperoni w/ cheese and tortillas
  • Hummus w/ crackers or tortillas


  • Premade dehydrated meals
    • Pastas or rice w/ TVP
    • Pastas or rice w/ chicken
    • Pastas or rice w/ tuna
    • Pastas or rice w/ salmon

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