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?