Dehydrating Fruit for the Arizona Trail

I will be flying to Phoenix to start my journey along the Arizona Trail in just a few weeks.  Before I make my way to Arizona, I will be taking a detour to Texas to visit my friends and family.  What this means is, I only have 12 days before I walk out of my house packed and ready for my hike along the AZT.  While food is one of the most important things to plan while preparing for a thru-hike, I have made zero plans!  Well, that’s not completely true…I have spent the last couple of weeks dehydrating 14 kiwi, 8 pineapples, and 2 bananas.  While this may sound like a lot of fruit, this barely scratches the surface of meal prep for an 800 mile thru-hike.  Since I don’t have enough time to make all of my meals for this journey I’m about to take, my only plan so far is to dehydrate as much fruit as I can until the day I leave.  What are some of your favorite fruits to dehydrate for backpacking or thru-hiking?

bananas

Dehydrating bananas for the AZT

kiwi

Dehydrating kiwi for the AZT

Pineapples

Dehydrating pineapples for the AZT

Fruit

14 kiwi, 8 pineapples, and 2 bananas

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