Going stoveless was an easy decision for me to make for the John Muir Trail. I don’t have to carry a stove, fuel, or a cook pot. I’m not even carrying a cup or bowl.
Cleanup consists of putting any wrappers or Ziploc bags into my bear canister. It’s very efficient for someone looking to hike all day. Plus I don’t have to worry about any fire regulations.
Most people ask what kinds of food I packed. I have a nutrition spread sheet under the JMT tab with many of the options I will be taking with me.
For breakfast every other day I will be eating granola. I used different varieties and flavors of granola, mostly the Bear Naked brand. The recipe is as follows:
1 cup granola 560 calories
1/4 cup full fat powdered milk (Peak or Nido) 160 calories
3 tbsp crushed walnuts 160 calories
2 tbsp flax seeds 70 calories
Optional: add in dried fruit.
Place all ingredients in a Ziploc. Once on the trail, add water until you reach your desired consistency.