This is a guest post on Go Backpacking by Marina Chernyak.

Figuring out what to pack is hard enough for a backpacker… and then comes the food problem. You always want to make sure you have enough to survive but, you don’t want to pack food items that are too heavy or hard to prepare.

Through my own hiking trips, I’ve found it fun to find your own food along the trail. Most often times you will come across berries, flowers, nuts, seeds, or roots that are edible. The only problem with finding food along the trail is that you have to know what you are doing! It can be very dangerous if you don’t have the proper knowledge.

Just in case, I decided to let you all in on my secret top three items food items I don’t go backpacking without. These items help to keep my pack light and and my wallet full.

1. Ramen noodles.

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  • David Lee

    In late 2007, I quit my job and left the comfortable life in the USA for the open road with nothing but a 20-pound backpack, a …

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