Vegan Backpacking Food Ideas!!!

WTF does TREEfool eat???? DELICIOUS STUFF! DUH! I am always trying new recipes and seeing what works best for my energy levels, my wallet, and my taste buds. When I am at home all of my work outs, bjj fights, and bike rides are fueled purely by fresh fruits like kiwis, mangos, bananas, papayas, pineapple, raspberries, cherries, watermelon… well you get my point! I can’t think of a better way to replenish my glycogen stores than with insanely nutrient dense, delicious, mouth watering fruits but when I am backpacking I end up eating a lot of dried fruits and baby food packets. *Cue Music* CAN’T STOP THIS!

Seriously guys, the International Association for Research on Cancer (which is part of the World Health Organization) has categorized the consumption of processed meat as a Group 1 carcinogen. That means it is in the same group as smoking tobacco or living in a house with asbestos. Now ask yourself this question: Why hasn’t anyone told me this before?

Go watch the documentary “Forks Over Knives” to have your mind blown. It is free on Netflix.


  1. Andrew Gordon on September 16, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Unfortunately Oreos are no longer vegan

  2. Clay Platt on September 16, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Sweet vid mate. You inspired me to try vegan on my next trail run

  3. Braden Purcell on September 16, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    That is a LOT of food for a two day hike.

  4. Blisters and Bug Bites on September 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Nice video!!! Thanks for the tips!

  5. MC ME on September 16, 2019 at 7:51 pm


  6. samsqwanchey on September 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    You should eat meat! People have been eating it forever and it taste like heaven in your mouth. tThat’s why a lot vegan and vegetarian meals are made mimic meat dishes.

  7. Glam by Cheryl on September 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    thanks for the ideas. Be Kind.

  8. Radnally on September 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Great info. Thanks

  9. Steve Wright on September 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    For a savoury base, it’s a nice idea to try Cous Cous – a processed wheat that cooks up in minutes when boiling water is poured over it in a cup, I like to add a Vegetable Sock Cube. The gluten-free version is to try Maize Cous Cous, with that savoury base in place now make additions to suit your taste – I like mushrooms, veggies – what ever is in season. Sund Dried Tomatoes always does down well! – Enjoy!

  10. Will Spanish on September 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Not a vegan but I have to try this do you have anything for warm meals in the winter or fall? Would love to see a video on that!

  11. Vegana Fit on September 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Sweet 🌱💞🥕

  12. twotentsdown on September 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Great video! I’m going to look into that baby food packet idea! I’ll be thru-hiking the A.T. this year, and would like to be as healthy as possible while doing it. Thanks for the tips!

  13. Isabel H on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    It’s always nice to stumble upon a vegan channel, subscribed!

  14. Karlos Fandango on September 16, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I’m just starting out with Hammock Camping as a hobby. Also, I’m going to try a Vegan month in January, (let’s gets this Christmas thing out of the way first). Then I thought ‘what if I go hiking?’ So here I am searching the University of YouTube for Vegan hiking food ideas. Yours was the first video I’ve watched. Thanks for the ideas and the very positive approach you had throughout it. Many thanks from Wales, UK.

  15. V A on September 16, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Going to Burning Man and the info provided on this video is by far the best I’ve seen! Thank you!!! 🤗

  16. Jason Stensland on September 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Agreed!!! Your wife is a GENIUS! 😀

  17. Betsy Smith on September 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I always bring these ready-to-eat Indian food packets that you buy at any Asian shop. Sometimes you just need something spicy! 🙂 Also, they’re light weight, high calorie.

  18. K D on September 16, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    I love this video because so many “camping vegan” videos are fresh fruit and this is just so realistic

  19. Amy C. on September 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Love your video! I’m flexitarian not vegan but when I saw a hiking meal video that included prepackaged pre seasoned beef crumbles I almost lost my cookies! Lol! These look much better!!

  20. Climate Change on September 16, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    did you say al man butter?

  21. SiJaeJee on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Your voice sounds a LOT like The Vegan Zombie

  22. Evan Lastname on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    where are you from

  23. Ο Ασβός on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Thumbs up for being vegan 🙂

  24. SPIDERGHOST99 on September 16, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    This would all go well with a nice medium rare steak with potato mash

  25. MisaMex on September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    OREOS ARE NOT VEGAN!!!! they use Palm OIl…

  26. SilverCrest01 on September 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Hey treefool you should go to California and climb the redwoods!

  27. Tree Floraken on September 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Wow! I have been using the baby food as a supplement food for a while now, and you’re the first person I’ve seen who also does this! I keep a couple in my car, so if I’m heading home from swimming, or whatever, and I’m suddenly hungry RIGHT NOW, I have something healthy I can quickly and easily eat, even while driving, and it will hold me off until I can get home and feed myself. They’re also great for short hikes, when you just need a little something to keep going on. I absolutely love the baby food squeeze pouches!
    If I need something a little more substantial, but still looking for the ease and convenience of the squeeze pouches, I go for Munk oatmeal pouches. They are vegan oatmeal’s, mixed with various fruits. You can eat them cold (I do all the time) and they’re fast and easy.
    I love your choice of dehydrated fruit. I actually prefer the freeze dried fruit, because it’s so crispy, sweet, and has almost no mess. Also, when food is freeze dried, it retains almost all of the nutrient content, unlike dehydrated, which will degrade and can also mold. Freeze dried will be as nutritionally viable 20 years after, if it’s kept secure. Same with freeze dried veggies and legumes, which is why I use a lot of Harmony House foods. They sell backpacking kits, all 100% vegan, and soup mixes and seasonings that are the bomb!

  28. Patrick Root on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Not a vegan, but did recently stop eating meat, and I do feel way better when out on a weekend trip! I appreciate all the delicious looking recipe’s and will certainly try them next time out!

  29. Betsy Smith on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I know this video is old, but when I go backpacking as a vegan I always go by the local Asian shop. They have loads of Indian food ready to eat meals in light weight ‘astronaut’ pouches. You don’t need to even heat it up. As someone who loves savory food, that’s my biggest tip. I have lived on those for a month. There are also these Indian snack mix (Bombay Mix) made out of dried chickpeas, rice flour, peanuts, and banana. They are soooo filling for the weight, and can’t get crushed easily. I find it much more satisfying than granola.

  30. Tiffany Plencner on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Love the ideas, thanks! I am starting to see non-dairy milk powders in stores now as well (ie. coconut milk). I haven’t tried it to see how it fairs, but it could be a much lighter alternative! 🙂

  31. kasa on September 16, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I think you could do something pretty solid by drying some vegetables and mixing it up with lentils or brown rice with spices.

  32. Bluesummers on September 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    How long has soy milk lasted you on a camping trip?

  33. Sunday films on September 16, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Oreos with peanut butter on them

  34. Brenton Farris on September 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    This is exactly why I subscribed recently and was hoping you’d make one of these

  35. S P I C Y Π O T A T O on September 16, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    "Camping as a vegan? What do you mean you don’t hunt boars naked, like a caveman? It’s natural, our ancestors did it. CANINES."
    ( Great video though 🙂 )

  36. Vegan Adventurist on September 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Nice ideas! Haven’t tried baby food pouches before! Sometimes I make smoothies though and put into pouches for the 1st one or two days – they keep fine.

  37. Michael Ankhz on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Fly high class? Bring some Quinoa, rice and lentils…. Top that all off with some spice and mmmmm talk about trail carbs XD

  38. samsqwanchey on September 16, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Did you try meat it’s reeeeeal good! I recommend steak

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