View Full Version : If you were going to go backpacking for 3 months...
03-29-2007, 07:47 PM
...would you take your dehydrator with you?
03-29-2007, 07:47 PM
backpacking where? :D
03-29-2007, 07:52 PM
I'm just talking hypothetically. I spent 5 months backpacking around Europe last year. I don't have a dehydrator anyway, but I found it a real challenge staying raw... I wonder what people on this board would do... :)
03-29-2007, 09:39 PM
I backpacked for 3 months across Spain, Portugal, Wales, England and had no trouble when I wanted to eat raw. Plenty of beautiful produce everywhere!
03-29-2007, 09:52 PM
Of course not! :p But I would probably make a bunch of stuff be-FORE-hand (crackers, fruit snacks (dried apples, pears, berries, fruit leather), "maybe" some cheese recipe dehydrated to go with the crackers for a nice little change of pace.
But then again, I don't "DO" backpacking/hiking, etc. so.... **shrugs** But if I DID...then yeah, I'd more than likely take some stuff along with me from the dehydrator, but definitely take the dehydrator itself.
03-29-2007, 09:58 PM
where are you hiking?
Some trails like the Pacific Crest Trail have mail drops where you send supplies ahead of time. These long distance trails (PCT and AT) also go through towns where supplies can be purchased. When making these types of hikes weight is everything. There is NO WAY I would carry one of those things around.
03-30-2007, 04:53 AM
I certainly would not! How much preparation rather depends on how all-raw you are. Personally, I have never had a problem when travelling either picking up fresh produce, or picking it directly from the wild. There ARE more extreme climates the further north you go. There are places and seasons you would be hard-pressed to find good food supplies or plentiful markets. But that is certainly an individuals choice to live/travel in those areas and seasons. :)
-David Z. Mason
03-30-2007, 05:08 AM
I wouldn't take so much equipenet with me either...
rather I would take some raw dried fruits/nuts and stuff for the first time or when you're on the way...
During backpacking you could get on a quite simple diet... I mean its handy just to grabb and eat and its probably summer and warm and all you will want is watermelon anyway :p
Btw... Europe is not on the moon;) So, at least in Germany (and Sweden too) are organic food shops at every corner. I just would recommend to e-mail some manufacturers of dried fruits/nuts about their products, so that you know wich products you can buy in the shop... not to forget that while backbacking its difficult to order at a dispash store;)
03-30-2007, 06:49 AM
im doing a long trip this summer and i am just gonna get a dehydrator and a vacuum packer and make a huge batch of lembas (elven waybread, if you arent familiar with lord of the rings haha)
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