Trail Food

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating whatever highly processed foods you...

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Walking Thru It.

Walking Thru It.

Hi, I’m Nugget! I like jammy eggs and long walks through the woods. Like, really long walks. Actually, a 2192 mile long walk where my partner, Harry, and I carry everything...

May 11, 2019 : Jessica Olin
Spring(er) Fever Sweet 16: What Are the Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail?

Spring(er) Fever Sweet 16: What Are the Best Restaurants on the Appalachian Trail?

Springer Fever Sweet 16 We’ve polled previous thru-hikers, selected, and seeded the best restaurants on the Appalachian Trail. Winners from the first round matchups have advanced to the Sweet 16.

Mar 26, 2019 : Lance Ness
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

We surveyed over 300 section or thru-hikers about their stove, food, and water preferences and their experience of illnesses on the Appalachian Trail in 2018. This year, enough hikers with...

Jan 17, 2019 : Mariposa
Trail Food 101: Part 1

Trail Food 101: Part 1

When preparing for our 2018 flip-flop thru-hike, the biggest worry my husband and I had wasn't what it would be like to live in the woods for six months or...

Jan 6, 2019 : AJ
Food Review: TrailFork Backcountry Meals

Food Review: TrailFork Backcountry Meals

Hikers all know that one of the keys to a successful backcountry adventure is the food. It is also one of the main challenges. It can be hard to get...

Aug 11, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

When it comes to the nitty gritty details of resupply, understandably it can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately for us all, I have an anal retentive father who loves spreadsheets....

Aug 1, 2018 : Katie Doane
99 Meals in a Day

99 Meals in a Day

Today marks two weeks until my start date at Springer Mountain to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Yesterday, I packed 99 backpacking meals for three months’ worth of dinners. Up until...

Mar 18, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Trail Food: Steve’s Paleo Goods

Trail Food: Steve’s Paleo Goods

I've noticed two trends over the last several years. An increase in folks interested in long distance backpacking and an increase in people caring more about what food they are...

Jan 9, 2018 : Dylan Tonkin