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What to take hiking/camping?

Does anybody have any good ideas about what to take camping for a week at a time, or for a 3 day hike in backcountry?



  • seeds(sunflower, pumpkin) , nuts (Almonds, cashew, brazil, hazelnut, macadamia etc), dried fruit (figs, apricots, Mango, saltanas, raisins etc ), raw bars, raw crackers, nut butters, a big bag of greens (baby spinach) lasts a day or 2 is hung from the outside of the pack, green powder and raw cacao to mix into a shake with a pinch of salt, a plastic jar to soak sunflowers and almonds overnight to help digestion the next day, seaweed...the list is endless...3 days isn't that long and it would be fairly easy to sort out a comprehensive meal plan...It just means you will be eating lots of dried fruit rather than fresh..

    Take a small knife and a bowl and you're good to go...

    Just make sure you will have enough calories and a good variety to mix it up.

    You may also want to check out www.rawhike.com/ for more info.

    I'm raw while cycling and am carrying a sprouter to help with greens..though this isn't always practical when hiking...especially when you are away for 3 days...When I next hike the CDT or PCT I will seriously consider the validity of a small bottle sprouter ( I don't know if the bumping will damage the sprouting?)

  • Oh yeah...dates (lots of different sorts) and sundried bananas...

  • any fruit. fresh of course.

  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    IWWkevin, fresh fruits are extremely heavy. If you've ever tried to carry a backpack with all your rations for several days/weeks, you'd know that. Maybe you could bother answering goneraw posts a little more creatively than going into every single forum and posting 'eat fruit' eat fruit 'just eat fruit' a hundred times, no matter what question is asked. You're looking less than intelligent with your typical one line responses.

    goatcheesellama - if you'll be boiling water in order to drink it, then i recommending taking some raw dehydrated 'soups' with you. for example, dehydrate, parsley, carrots, onions, etc then you can pour the mix in the very warm water to rehydrate them.

  • emtpdmomemtpdmom Raw Newbie

    Would it also be possible to dehydrate and then pulverize some fruit and vegetables to reconstitute "smoothie" style? It wouldn't give the thick smothie texture I like, but maybe would be closer to a juice. My thought was to use this in addition to having some fresh produce along. It would certainly lighten the load and vary the textures a bit.

    A friend has a yacht and usually spends 3 months in the late fall cruising the Caribbean (lucky her). They garden and dehydrate everything, then package it . . . some pulverized, some just sliced, etc. While cruising they have quality produce available without having to shop for food in foreign ports.

  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    I love fresh dehydrated tomatoes and pineapple. They don't have to be totally dried (unless it will be super hot on your trip.) They can still be chewy and tasty. I think emptdmom has the right idea - for the soup, some of the ingredients can be dehydrated and ground to a powder, some can be diced in small chunks and dehydrated, to give a soup 'base' and veggies. mm.

  • WinonaWinona Raw Newbie

    OOOH - raw granola bars with raw chocolate chips! Awesome, right?

  • browniesbrownies Raw Newbie

    I've been doing this a lot lately. Here's what I've been bringing:

    Flax crackers with a good amount of greens, onions, & garlic in them

    Dehydrator cookies made with oats, dates, & carrots, fruit, or peanut butter

    Energy bars made with coco, dates, nuts, & coconuts.

    Green smoothie fruit leather (make a thick green smoothie and dehydrate it)

    spicy nuts :

    2 cups almonds (soaked 12 hours, then dehydrated 24 hours, or until crispy)

    1 T. olive oil

    1 t. sea salt

    1/4 t. cayenne

    1 t. chili powder

    1 t. garlic powder

    Toss all in a bowl and stir until almonds are coated. Dehydrate until crispy.

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