What I ate on the PCT?

Some popular options for “cold-hydrated” food include:

  • Beans and rice (instant white rice rehydrates better than brown)
  • Mashed potatoes.
  • Lentil soup and corn chowder from bulk bins.
  • Hummus.
  • Homecooked and dehydrated meals – our favorite.
  • Instant ramen noodles.
  • Trail salads.

How much food do you need for the PCT?

The average male needs 3,500 to 4,000 calories per day depending on the ruggedness of the path that day, while a woman needs to eat 3,000 to 3,500 given the same considerations.

How do I get food on PCT?

There are only a few places on the trail that lack good resupply stores. Generally, you can buy food every 4-10 days and save the effort and cost of resupply boxes. We recommend spending your money in the communities along the trail, shipping to a small number of remote locations and keeping it simple.

How do thru-hikers eat?

What Thru-Hikers Eat on the Appalachian Trail

  • Typical Diet. Tuna, salmon, chicken, dehydrated meals, Ramen noodles, Pop Tarts, pastries, peanut butter, granola bars, tortillas, summer sausage, jerky, candy, drink mix.
  • Gluten Free.
  • Vegetarian.
  • Vegan.

Do people lose weight on the PCT?

In reading other people’s blogs, we decided that one of the big dangers of hiking the PCT is weight loss. We saw the before and after pictures of hikers at the beginning and end of the trail and, wow, what a difference! Losing thirty or more pounds is not unusual.

How often do thru-hikers resupply?

every 3-5 days
Long-distance hikers leave the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) periodically (typically every 3-5 days) to resupply in nearby towns. In remote areas, such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee/North Carolina and the “100 Mile Wilderness” in Maine, hikers may carry food for 6-8 days or more.

What are examples of trail foods?

3. For a Hike or Day Trip…

  • Trail mix.
  • Nuts, seeds, nut-based bars or nut butter packs.
  • Fresh, whole fruit that doesn’t require refrigeration such as apples, bananas and oranges.
  • Dried or freeze-dried fruits and veggies.
  • Energy bars, chews or gels.
  • Granola or granola bars.
  • Ready-made tuna salad pouches.
  • Whole-grain tortillas.

Is Jelly Ace a trail food?

Jellyace It compensates with its taste and it does quench thirst. The fruity flavor is also addictive and its a trail food that is easy to pass around, kindà give off that happy vibe as we are probably psychologically influenced by its common presence at every hike.

Does hiking increase testosterone?

Testosterone regulates energy, libido, muscle growth, aggression, and a host of other functions. During the trip, my testosterone level more than doubled, which is a fairly astonishing increase. Thru-hiking presents many confounding variables, so it’s hard to know exactly why this happened.