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95% Vegan Camping (becausewe had Think Thin bars…they are the best protein bars!!! and isolated whey doesn’t make me as sick as whole dairy products) 

Here’s a list of the food items we brought: 


  • Cereal (Kashi Go Lean, Cascadian Farms, this chocolate granola brand that Ben likes) 
  • Bananas  
  • Soy Milk


  • PB&J (whole wheat bread, real PB…not the powdered type this time, strawberry jelly) 
  • Orange 


  • Apples
  • Trail Mix (coconut, peanuts, cashews, raisins, cherries, apricots) 
  • ThinkThin bars 
  • Baby carrots 
  • Chips
  • Salsa


  • Zucchini
  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Bell peppers
  • Vegan patties 
  • pita bread
  • Corn

Condiments, etc.

  • Olive oil
  • Spices and Herbs (salt, pepper, parsley, basil) 
  • Chocolate bar (which was yucky so I didn’t eat it)
  • Whethers Original and Red Licorice (car snacks for us to stay awake) 

Cooking method

Foil Packets are awesome!! We just chopped up our vegetables, seasoned them with spices and olive oil, and folded them into heavy duty foil. Then, we just threw the packets into the fire! The sweet potatoes took the longest to cook so we started with those. For the patties and pita bread, we just placed them on a sheet of foil and heated them up on the grill. Everything cooked between 10-25 minutes. The corn cooked the fasted.

The corn was SO good. Something about camping and corn-on-the-cob (and PB&J sandwiches) feels so satisfying and makes me a happy camper! Ben and I were both happy campers this night with our fire-pit feast. Building a fire for the first time was really fun too! The first night, all the main campgrounds were full so we had to go deep in the woods, pretty much in the backcountry, in Cedar’s Grove to pitch our tent. No fires are allowed there so we were elated when we got a central campsite that allowed fire! 

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Point Reyes: 11 mi hike to Alamere Falls and back

My friends and I have been pretty tied to our summer research, but we’ve had time to take day excursions and weekend trips out of the city in search of blue skies. If social activities are going to limit my time to work-out, we better we doing something active! 

So this is Ben. And the guy who looks like brunette Napoleon Dynamite is John. They talk about working-out a lot…usually ending with their motto, “getting big.” 

How has your summer been going? What’s the best stay-cation you’ve had? 

Send me your thoughts!


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Just discovered that my neighbor has a gigantic grapefruit tree in their front yard…right off the sidewalk…runs before dawn are sounding pretty good now. #sneaky #fruit #nature (Taken with Instagram)

Just discovered that my neighbor has a gigantic grapefruit tree in their front yard…right off the sidewalk…runs before dawn are sounding pretty good now. #sneaky #fruit #nature (Taken with Instagram)

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getting my food ready for Death Valley camp-out

I’ll be hiking and canyon exploring in Death Valley, CA next week and I’m just starting to put together my rations and supplies. This is what I’m planning on eating during my 4 days, 3 nights trip considering I’ll have boiling water, some cooking equipment, and limited cooler space: 


  • Energy bar, almonds
  • Oatmeal, almonds, apple, coffee


  • peanut butter & banana sandwich, carrots, dried soy beans
  • grilled (or not) cheese sandwich, orange, carrots 


  • almonds
  • dried plums
  • Energy bar


  • garbanzo beans, carrots, celery, eggs
  • tuna salad, whole wheat bread, carrots, celery
  • zucchini, garbanzo beans, grilled chicken sausage
plus 3-4 Liters of water a day.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions!

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