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New Hungry Spork book!

The Hungry Spork TRAIL RECIPES is now available in print and ebook.  With more than 50 recipes, this book is a companion to the first Spork book, which focused on planning for a thru-hike, with an emphasis on recipes. You will find vegan and meat alternatives for most recipes and feedback from a fleet of backpacker trail testers is included. A guiding principle was to create delicious, varied meals with a minimum of additives using whole ingredients wherever possible. Dried ingredients can be home-dehydrated or purchased in freeze-dried form in most cases, depending on your style. Recipes are flexible and adaptable so if you have food allergies or preferences, many recipes can be modified to suit your needs. There are recipes from every major cuisine so it’s easy to have a lot of variety on a long thru-hike. Written by the author of “Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail” and “The Hungry Spork: A Long Distance Hiker’s Guide to Meal Planning,” Inga Aksamit is a California-based backpacker who loves long trails and good food.

Can’t decide which Spork book to get? If you’re planning your first thru-hike and have questions about nutrition, equipment and planning, get the planning book, “A Long Distance Hiker’s Guide to Meal Planning.” It has a dozen recipes to get you started.  If you already know the basics and just want to go straight to recipes, get the Trail Recipes book, “Trail Recipes: Quick Gourmet Meals for the Backcountry.” It has over 50 recipes, including most of the original recipes. Perhaps you need both!

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