Yeah… not so healthy, but lots of calories
Short backpacking trips lend themselves to fresh fruit and vegetables, tasty and elaborate backpacking meals, and s’mores. A long-distance thru-hike, not so much. You starve yourself because you never carry enough calories to make up for all the ones you’re burning, and the most calorie-dense foods are not very good for you. Here are examples of food that I and other hiker trash lived off of for six months.
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Spring – Summer – Fall; 2,189 miles
Here’s a list of the items I brought (and/or recommend) when I hiked the Appalachian Trail March 29 – September 8, 2016. I liked to stay light with my gear, but I took more than just the bare minimum; I kept a happy medium for me. Hike your own hike and take what you want – cut my list, add more, whatever works for you.
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It’s all about the money, honey…
Here’s a breakdown of my expenses for el Camino.
A few notes:
- I had most of this gear before the trail.
- I only pay retail about half of the time; the rest I find on sale, at REI yard sales, thrift stores, other outfitters, Amazon, etc.
- There are obviously ways to hike el Camino for less, and for more. Cook your own food or eat out. Indulge in alcohol or not. Stay in an albergue or a hotel. Hike your own hike.
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Camino Frances route (~500 miles, 780 km); springtime
Here’s a list of all the items I brought (and/or recommend) when I hiked the Camino Frances route of el Camino de Santiago this May.
(Note: I’ll hyperlink the items in this list to my reviews as I write them; otherwise, the links are to product pages. Remember, you can probably find items less expensive than retail price – check the product site, but also outdoor retailers, Amazon, and thrift shops. Here’s my post breaking down my el Camino finances, gear included.) Continue reading “Packing List: El Camino de Santiago”