Backpacking Meal Planning Tools

These backpacking meal plans are what I followed for 3-day, 5-day, 6-day, and 8-day hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Each backpacking menu includes recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks. The plans highlight the food drying activities that took place in the kitchen before the trips.


3-Day Backpacking Foood Plan with Calories

The backpacking meals and foods selected for this 3-day backpacking menu were chosen to demonstrate how many calories you would get from a combination of homemade meals and high-calorie snacks.

Each backpacking recipe lists the calories for a regular serving and a large serving. The total calories per day provided by this backpacking meal plan are approximately 3,000 to 4,000 depending on the serving-sizes selected.


6-Day Backpacking Meal Plan

6-Day Backpacking Meal Plan



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6-Day Backpacking Food Plan for Two People

6-Day Backpacking Food Plan for Two People

Dominique和我跟随这项背包膳食计划为期6天,在Shenandoah国家公园的Appalachian Trail上进行了6天,54英里的背包旅行。我煮熟并干了一些完整的饭菜,包括辣椒,ratatouille,根吠炖和意大利煨饭。其他背包膳食从我干燥的个体食物中组装。

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The行动指南:脱水31餐gives step-by-step instructions on how to dehydrate and assemble thirty-one meals: Includes the shopping list, drying instructions, meal assembly, packing, and cooking directions using a pot or a thermos. Ideal for any kind of adventure travel, work lunches, or to keep on hand for emergency meals.

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8-Day Backpacking Meal Plan #1



It features some of my favorite backpacking recipes from金宝博188冒险的食谱。我用过118金宝博娱乐城 创建菜单并估计购买和干燥的食物。


8-Day Backpacking Meal Plan #2

The photos below show the dehydrated meals that I prepared for an 8-day, 73-mile Appalachian Trail hike from Shenandoah National Park to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. I dried the food for the meals in a 9-trayExcalibur dehydratorin four loads.



I started off the feasting with Chili for lunch. All lunches were prepared in the mornings by adding boiled water to the dried meals in a Thermos Food Jar.


The photo also shows assorted dried fruits – one serving for each day. On the trail, I rehydrated one cup of dried fruit in the thermos after lunch with two cups of cold water. I waited until late in the afternoon to enjoy the fruit cocktails.



我开始用一壶丰盛的红薯粥。午餐是The Thermos Ratatouille,晚餐是鸡肉和西兰花的烩饭。

Backpacking Meals: Sweet Potato Porridge, Ratatouille, Risotto

Day Three

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and polenta with ham, tomatoes, and salsa. I carried a 6-oz block of cheddar cheese to add to eggs and other meals. Lunch: Crab Chowder. Dinner: Chili Mac.


Day Four

我做了蓝莓squeeze-bag酸奶和水果breakfast, but I forgot to take a photo. Lunch was BBQ Mashed Potatoes with Beef, Okra, and Corn. I had BBQ Potato Bark on hand from March. It was vacuum sealed in a large-mouth mason jar, as was the yogurt. Dinner on Day Four was Tuna Mac & Cheese with Mixed Vegetables.



Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Beef and Salsa. Lunch: Risotto with Beef and Vegetables. Dinner: Shrimp Linguine in Marinara Sauce.

Backpacking Meals: Scrambled Eggs, Risotto, Shrimp Linquine.

Day Six



Backpacking Meals: Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal, Hawaiian Shrimp & Rice.


Bears Den Hostel provided a pancake breakfast. Thermos lunch: Unstuffed Peppers. Dinner: BBQ Mashed Potatoes with Ham and Mixed Vegetables.

Backpacking Meals: Unstuffed Peppers, BBQ Mashed Potatoes with Ham & Vegetables.

Day Eight


The photo (bottom, left) shows the extra snacks that I carried, two items per day. I usually start snacking an hour after breakfast.



The packaged weight of this 8-day backpacking meal plan, including a 6-ounce block of cheddar cheese, was 10.25 pounds (4.6 kg). Average food weight per day: 1.28 pounds (.57 kg). I carried all eight days of food to start the hike, since I didn’t have time to mail a food drop ahead.

8-days of backpacking meals vacuum sealed.


This hike through West Virginia is included in my trail journal:188 bet下载


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6-day backpacking meal plan

6-day backpacking food plan for two

8-day backpacking meal plan