What I Like about the Wild Edge Meals
Food is delicious and calorically dense
The calories from fat are more dense and lighter to carry that the carby fluff in most backpacking meals. The Wild Edge Meals are packed with fat so you get all the calories you need for long days on the trail or the rock. The Cuban Picadillo Wild Bison has 46 grams of fat, 52 grams of protein and 18 grams of carbs. Delicious.
I can only take higher quality.
Shorter, wider food bags
Finally! Someone who has had their hands covered in food from the tall food bags. Even having a specialized long spoon for backpacking meals doesn’t prevent you from getting some sort of sauce all over your hand.
The Wild Edge bags are shorter and wider, easier to eat out of than the tall bags that everyone else makes.
While sitting on Walt Hill one gets a great view of that paddling adventure. The route traverses 8 lakes and 5 portages, the longest of which is 2.8 km. 2.8 km? I’d rather carry a SUP than a canoe that far! I plan to enjoy the many campsites along the way with picnic tables, outhouses, and tent sites.
My cell phone broke on day 2. That left me with 9 full days to contemplate life while hiking through a wide variety of landscapes, like coastal shorelines, many creeks and waterfalls and lakes, old-growth forests, and amazing mountain tops. Even though it was mid-August I rarely ever saw people. Perfect!
I feasted on 6 different kinds of berries along the way (salal, huckleberries, blueberries, salmonberries, Oregon grapes, and of course, blackberries, the signature berry of the Sunshine Coast!). In fact, I ate so many berries, that my poop started looking like bear poop after a few days. Lol.
This past summer I bought myself a 60th birthday present. A handmade lightweight wooden ocean kayak, built by a friend. What a thing of beauty it is! thanks to Wayne, for the nice workmanship. With this kayak, I’m going to explore Powell Lake for days on end. I also want to paddle to Goat Island and hike up the steep trail to explore the two lakes on the summit.
I’m also excited to spend much of my summer Kayaking Desolation Sound!!