Going Backpacking? 3 Reasons to Eat Vegan on the Trail
If you’re planning a multi-day backpacking trip, you may be wondering what you’re going to eat. You may also have heard about ultralight backpacking and how carrying less weight helps you hike faster, more comfortably, and be less prone to injury in the wilderness. But with all the food you’re sure to need on the trail, how are you going to cut down on your pack weight? Unless you bring along lots of heavy food items, how will you avoid getting hungry? After all, you’ll be exercising all day long. It’s easy. Just eat vegan ! Avoiding animal products is one of the best ways to lighten your load and stay healthy on the trail. Here are three reasons why: 1. Vegan dishes are lightweight. Among the most widely-favored ultralight backpacking “methods” is bringing dried food you can re-hydrate in boiling water. Such meals simply weigh less than cooked food and can be prepared jus...