PCT Food Review: Dinner Pt. 1

The food reviews continue. Now we move on to the really exciting stuff: dinner. Dinner was often the best part of the day for us, by far. It was the only time we were assured a filling meal. Trail food is it’s own unique class of food. We learned that quickly on the AT and we […]

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Pico De Orizaba

No, Pico de Orizaba isn’t a dip for tortilla chips. That is pico de gallo. Get your picos right people. So what is Pico de Orizaba, you ask? Well you see the thing is I haven’t been completely honest with you. Not that I have been actively lying to you, but I haven’t been as […]

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PCT Food Review: Snacks

Alright, installment number two in our review of the food we ate on the PCT. Today we will be talking about snacks. A lot of people have actually asked us what we ate during the day while we were hiking because apparently figuring out what to pack for a jaunt in the woods is trickier […]

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PCT Food Review: Breakfast

Eventually these posts will comprise a comprehensive list of everything that we ate on the Pacific Crest Trail. They will include how each meal was made/assembled, how we prepared it on trail, and our verdict with regards to tastiness.  I’m doing it! I am getting around to actually reflecting on our time on the PCT […]

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The Gear Closet(s)

Ever since I was a small child I have dreamed of owning my own gear closet. Okay, that is a  bit of an exaggeration but it certainly feels that way. My desire for a gear closet (a magical room or space where our outdoor gear gets to live, unfettered by bins and stuff sacks, stored […]

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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen, Part 2

And the food updates continue.  Breakfast Chillequiles:  I did a couple of elaborate breakfasts, chillequiles being by far the most involved. For me, trail breakfasts can be the most repetitive and boring meal of the day. Oh, oatmeal or poptarts again? No thank you. I branched out and tried some new things, including breakfast quinoa, […]

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Lindsey’s Hiker Kitchen 

So, as you may or may not know, I dehydrated pretty much all our dinners for this hike.   Which was a lot of dinners.  Almost twenty food drops or so.  One hundred and nineteen dinners.  Some of the dinners were my own creation, a lot of them were sauces, veggies, and grains that we […]

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Gear Porn

Warning: this post contains explicit content. Viewer discretion advised. Viewers under the age of 18 prohibited. Enjoy.   Alrighty then.  Check out our gear list to see specifics on what we will be carrying on the PCT.  And don’t let your mother catch you looking at this page…

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Sleeping Pad Dreams Do Come True

It has happened at last.  The thing we have been wishing and praying for.  A gear company has finally come out with a lightweight double sleeping pad.  This is not a joke, I repeat, this is not a joke. A couple of days ago we discovered that Exped had released the SynMat Hyperlite Duo Sleeping […]

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