Labor day weekend is the unofficial bookend of Summer. Most of us get a glorious, long overdue, 3 day weekend to spend outdoors; whether its out on the lake, chilling in a hammock, hoofing it up the side of a mountain, or lighting up a campfire. Somehow being outdoors just seems like the perfect way to spend Labor Day weekend. Even though summer may be unofficially “over” after Labor Day, there are still a lot of perfect camping weekends ahead before the temps drop too much and snow starts to fly. I think Spring and Fall are the best times to go camping or backpacking because the days are still warm and the nights are cool enough to get some good sleep.
Every good adventure needs good food to fuel your day. During the day as you hiked up hill, down hill, across lakes, froze your butt off and/or sweated it out in the sweltering heat the thought of a delicious meal once you hit camp probably kept your mood up as the “hanger” set in. Admittedly, you probably wished that meal would be something delicious from your favorite takeout joint or pizza more than a few times. However, its kinda tough to carry a pizza box up the mountain so to help satisfy your
hanger hunger I put together a guide reviewing 3 different brands of vegan backpacking meals last year. Backpacking food doesn’t have to suck! It can actually be pretty tasty!