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I did an 8 mile trek yesterday, Wonderful day in a beautiful wilderness. Appalachian Spring. Saw 3 turkeys, got a shot off at one but missed. I saw no people which I like a great deal.

I am training to do long distance treks in period gear on the Appalachian trail. First one is 35 miles, I start on the 15 of May and I am giving myself 5 days to do it. I'd appreciate any feed back , experiences or ideas on long distance trekking. The biggest issue is food, what to bring for 5 days. Foraging is ok but, due to hunting laws, taking game is out, unless it is ground hog. I figure dried meat is the way but what say you all?
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 Post subject: Re: 8 mile trek in Stone MT wilderness
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I did an 8 mile trek yesterday, Wonderful day in a beautiful wilderness. Appalachian Spring. Saw 3 turkeys, got a shot off at one but missed. I saw no people which I like a great deal.

I am training to do long distance treks in period gear on the Appalachian trail. First one is 35 miles, I start on the 15 of May and I am giving myself 5 days to do it. I'd appreciate any feed back , experiences or ideas on long distance trekking. The biggest issue is food, what to bring for 5 days. Foraging is ok but, due to hunting laws, taking game is out, unless it is ground hog. I figure dried meat is the way but what say you all?


Dried meat is good, in fact all dried foods are good. Oats,peas,beans,corn. Here are some articles on my blog you might like to check out:
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/woodsrunner-trailfoods.html
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/trail-foods-and-survival-foods.html
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/cheese-as-trail-food.html
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I have not yet been on a full immersion five day trek, there are just some factors that do not allow for it yet. But, last summer I did survive off of dried foods at a 5 day youth retreat. I brought all my own food instead of eating the food provided, and I lived better than them all. I took meat that I dried, journey cakes, figs, cherries, and other dried fruits. I was somewhat at a disadvantage, since I did not have access to the kitchen, or a cooking fire all my food had to be consumable without cooking, but I managed pretty well.
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I used to trek every winter on the Great Lakes here in NSW for 2 weeks. There is no hunting allowed there so I just carried dried foods. Only trouble I had one time was a Possum stole my bag of dried apple from my pack whilst I was asleep at night!!!
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