[pct-l] Food for the gluten intollerant?
rebecca.mezoff at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 19:39:56 CDT 2009
Hi all! I love the food discussion and enjoyed Erik the Black's blog
post about junk food. I'm looking at a thru hike in 2011, and have
had a monkey wrench in my trail diet in the last few years. I was
diagnosed with celiac disease which means I'm gluten intolerant and
can't eat anything with wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Unfortunately
that means I can't partake of the pancake challenge or belly up to the
pizza bar in South Lake Tahoe. In fact it really complicates a lot of
things. It is heartening to know that there are people out there who
exist on Snickers though! Snickers are completely gluten free (as are
several other candy bars--almost all energy bars have gluten in them.
Larabar is an exception, but they only have about 120 calories each as
they are primarily made of dates... I need more calories for the
weight, and a little fat would be good too). I was diagnosed after my
thru-hike of the Colorado Trail where I used ramen stuffed with just
about everything... now it is a whole new ball game.
Does anyone know any long distance hikers who are gluten intolerant?
I'd love to talk to them.
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