Whether you’re planning your next backpacking trip or readying an emergency-preparedness kit, freeze-dried or dehydrated food is a must-have. But buying foods with a long shelf life doesn’t mean you need to purchase products that’re harmful to animals—plenty of brands are offering tasty vegan backpacking food options. Discover them all:
All the dehydrated meals from this brand are vegan. They also include healthy, whole foods such as roasted sweet potatoes, lentils, and kale. They’re even great cold soaked, so you can save a few ounces of weight by leaving the backpacking stove at home.
Spice things up with AlpineAire Foods’ gluten- and animal-free Santa Fe Black Beans & Rice meal.
Vegan freeze-dried meals from Backpacker’s Pantry are honestly good enough to eat on the trail or on the couch. Choose from the following:
- Chana Masala
- Cuban Coconut Rice & Black Beans
- Kathmandu Curry
- Louisiana Red Beans & Rice
- Mango Sticky Rice
- Pad Thai
- Three Sisters Stew
Meals from Good To-Go are filled with clean ingredients. You’ll enjoy them wherever your adventures lead you. The brand’s vegan selections include many options:
- Classic Marinara with Pasta
- Herbed Mushroom Risotto
- Kale and White Bean Stew
- Mexican Quinoa Bowl
- Smoked Three Bean Chili
Family-owned North Carolina company Harmony House makes things easy with no-brainer kits. Order The Backpacking Kit for all the essentials, or try the Backpacking Soup & Chili Kit for meals that include Lentil Soup, Black Bean Chili, Beefish Stew, and more.
The Organic Lentils, Rice & Indian Spice dinner from MaryJanesFarm is to die for, except no animal had to die for it. Just add boiling water to the pouch, stir, and enjoy.
For a super-filling lunch or dinner, try OMEALS’ Vegetarian Chili. It’s vegan and packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients, such as black beans, red beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and more.
In recent years, Patagonia has upped its vegan wearables game, and Patagonia Provisions is following suit. Choose from the following six yummy, filling meals:
- Organic Black Bean Soup
- Organic Green Lentil Soup
- Organic Red Bean Chili
- Organic Savory Grains—Green Kale + Kamut Khorasan Wheat
- Organic Savory Grains—Mushroom + Kamut Khorasan Wheat
- Organic Spicy Red Bean Chili
Are you reading this because you want to be evacuation-ready?
If so, be sure to check out our helpful guide to ensure that you and all your loved ones can weather any hurricane, fire, tornado, earthquake, or flood. Remember, your animal companions must be protected, too.
Are you reading this because you’re a vegan backpacker?
Well, now you know what provisions to buy, but what about the other stuff? Whether you’re hiking paths, running trails, or scaling mountains, our guide to vegan hiking shoes has you covered. Click below to get all the deats:
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