[pct-l] Food for the gluten intollerant?

Trekker4 at aol.com Trekker4 at aol.com
Wed Apr 29 09:58:54 CDT 2009

I don't cook when hiking. Check out ProBars (abt 10 flavors now), &  
SoyaKass soy cheese (abt 5 flavors now & keeps unopened outside a fridge or  
freezer for up to a month) online; you might be able to use them. Buy  SoyaKass 
by the case, for a possible discount, from your local health food  or grocery 
store; buy ProBars by the case at REI, for a 20% discount. 
People think ProBars, now abt $3.40 ea, are expensive; I eat two for  
dinner, my last couple hours of hiking each day; a good backpacking dinner,  
AlpineAire being the only tasty & certainly healthiest brand  
IMHButHighlyAccurateO, costs the same $7. SoyaKass comes in 12 oz blocks; I eat  4 oz per day, 
as a snack; that costs me abt $2.50 probably.
I also eat 1/2 cup trail mix daily, Extreme by Kettle (yes, the chip  
people), IMHBHAO the best, which you should also be able to use. Sorry, my 1  
Clif Bar, 1 other bar, & 1 cup granola each day won't help you. 
For further ?s, email me off-list.
In a message dated 4/23/2009 7:40:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
rebecca.mezoff at gmail.com writes:

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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