** Beef jerky and dehydrated fruit are two popular food choices I failed to mention in the video. Also A lightweight titanium spork, small sponge, and dish soap will be included with each rental. **
While most thru-hikers have a huge appetite, a weekend hiker will not require as much food.
Food will be the heaviest item in your bag and packing appropriately will make your hike more enjoyable. I personally do not like doing dishes and keeping the cook pot clean is extremely easy with ramen or instant potatoes. Both can wash out easily; with a little water.
To help protect wildlife all food should be consumed. Leaving leftovers for the wildlife puts them in danger and can lead to multiple problems. If you cooked too much ask a friend if they can eat it or carry it out.
Please clean dishes 200 feet from the campsite and water source. Leaving food particles and scraps can cause animals to defect near the water source. No one wants to drink contaminated water.
ALL FOOD MUST GO IN A BEAR BAG
Most of the campsites and shelters are notorious for having mice. These mice will chew through tents, backpacks, and pockets just to get an easy meal. I personally had a mice chew its way in my tent for a dirty spoon I forgot to hang. If you eat that late night snickers and leave the wrapper in your tent I promise you a bear or mice can smell it. All trash must be kept in the bear bag.
For the sake of my equipment PLEASE make sure to hang all food and scented items (toothpaste, bug spray, cooking equipment, trash).
How to hang a bear bag : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQygS85Mxk
***Disclaimer- These are tips and tricks from my personal experience as a thru-hiker. These are suggestions. I am not responsible for any damage/ injury to you or any third party.