[pct-l] Food

Jackie McDonnell yogihikes at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 15:11:43 CST 2011

If this is your first or second thru-hike, advise to buy-as-you-go as much
as possible.  There's just no way for you to know how much food you'll eat,
or what foods you like/do not like until you actually get out on the trail.
 Something that tastes great at home will be very different on the trail
(Snickers bars excluded - those are ALWAYS delicious).

It has taken me many, many thru-hikes to dial into my own food system.
 Now, I prefer to do 100% maildrops.  Through trial-and-error, I've
discovered foods which work for me.  I'd rather spend my town time laying
on a motel bed than walking up and down the aisles of a grocery store.

However, for a new hiker, I highly recommend you buy along the way.  Sure,
there are some spots where maildrops are advised, but you'll be much
happier if you can figure out your own food system as you go.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 3:56 PM, patrick white <patsy805 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Are most people mailing their food to twenty or so spots? I would like to
> avoid this for the shipping aspect any suggestions?
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