Connect with other outdoorsy vegans in the new Vegan Outdoor Adventures Forums

I’m so excited to have finally gotten the forums up and running. It’s been a goal of mine for a while because I think it’s the next step in creating the ultimate outdoorsy vegan community!

Head to the forums now to join in the fun!

Head to the forums now to join in the fun!

No more asking for opinions on a certain hiking boot in the comments of the gear page. Or trying unsuccessfully to unload an unused pair of trail runners.

Head right to the forums and get your message seen! Read more →


My Q&A with The Vegan Junction

The Vegan Junction is in the midst of publishing a pretty epic Q&A series. Have you checked it out yet?

It’s the Active Outdoor Vegans series and so far it includes competitive stand up paddler John Merryfield, Steph Davis, and… me!


Sheena of The Vegan Junction was kind enough to invite me to take part in the series and I’m really, really excited to share my Q&A with you. Read more →


6 Outdoor Blogs to Inspire You

If we can’t be out on an adventure, we might as well be reading [daydreaming] about one, right?

Or maybe you’re dreaming of heading out on a thruhike, but you’re not even sure where to start planning.

Wondering what foods to bring on your next overnight backpacking trip?


I’ve compiled this list of my 6 favorite blogs for learning tips and tricks from other outdoorsy vegans. Plus, I just really like seeing what other peeps are up to! Read more →


Where to Find Vegan Hiking Shoes

The newest vegan gear list is up and running here on VeganOutdoorAdventures.com.

Zamberlan Airound GTX RR

Zamberlan Airound GTX RR

Vegan Hiking Shoes

You know, for those days you want more than a trail runner, but less than a full on hiking boot.

I’ve uncovered 12 vegan shoes to keep your feet happy on adventures from Adidas, Merrell, TrekSta & Zamberlan. Read more →


Vegan Vagabond via Base Camp, Mount Rainier

A guest post by Kristin Wuhrman

I jump for joy when it comes to climbing mountains! Even just thinking about mountains. Passionate. Engaged. Exhilarated. This is how I feel as a long-time vegan outdoor enthusiast, living my dream of packing my passion in my backpack and taking on the land – embracing a life that makes a lasting difference! Nothing is more addicting than a nature-saturated outdoor experience where all you need is water, food and gear!

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Enter to win a Vegan Outdoor Adventures t-shirt

**Update: The contest is over and the winner is Amanda J! Congrats Amanda!**


If you were at the New England VegFest last Sunday, or follow me on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest), you’ve probably seen the new Vegan Outdoor Adventures t-shirts that my friends at Motive Company made for me.

I’m so excited about them!

For those who have been asking, yes, I will be setting up a store on the site so you can purchase them.

But for now, I thought it would be fun to give one away! (See below for details.)

This photo shows the front and back of the t-shirt. And below the shirt are little carabiner keychains and stickers, which I’ll be including with the shirt for the winner.

Enter to win these goodies!

Enter to win these goodies!

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VEGAN on the AT: How do you get food on an Appalachian Trail Thru-hike?!

A guest post by Colton of VEGAN on the AT

How do you get food on the trail?! I get asked this question a ton, especially since I’m vegan. Well, one method (the preferred method albeit less popular) is to send yourself “drop boxes” to various destinations along the trail. Most of these places will be hostels or outfitters, sometimes they’ll be post offices. If that sounds like something you’re interested in knowing more about, I recommend you check out Backpacking Vegan’s post on the subject!

The inside of an average 3 day drop box laid out. Chips, snacks, meals, etc.

The inside of an average 3 day drop box laid out. Chips, snacks, meals, etc.

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Vegan Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

A guest post by Alyssa Engiles

Hi all, I’m Alyssa! Jessica was kind enough to invite me to write a blog post about my upcoming vegan adventure of hiking the Appalachian Trail! As a relatively new vegan and a novice backpacker, planning to attempt a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail has been quite a learning experience!

The Appalachian Trail runs 2,189 miles from Georgia to Maine this year, though the course is changed annually to take alternate routes to minimize human impact. The A.T. runs through 14 states and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that it takes most hikers 4 to 6 months to complete the trail in its entirety. With long days comprised of carrying a full pack over mountains, hikers can consume as much as 2 pounds of food a day, and need to eat up to 4,000 calories!

Since my transition to veganism was one that took place over time and after years of vegetarianism the food aspect of this lifestyle was an easier portion to plan than all of the equipment. For better or worse, I did not have any of the gear that is deemed necessary or practical for a 6 month long backpacking trip. For the better it gave me the opportunity to make purchases without animal products, for the worse it meant investing in a lot of equipment! Read more →


Six Tips for Soggy Springtime Hikes

Once you’ve got the right gear for muddy springtime hikes, you’re ready to hit the trails!

But before you rush out the door, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to stay safe this season.

This article, brought to my attention by my friend Dave at Vegan Start, has really got me thinking about causing the least amount of harm when I’m in the woods. So I’ve also included some tips on keeping your impact on nature to a minimum.

Photo from Mud Season: Adirondack's Fifth Season by Andrew Hamlin. See the full article here: http://adkmtnclub.blogspot.com/2013/04/mud-season-adirondacks-fifth-season.html

Photo from Mud Season: Adirondack’s Fifth Season by Andrew Hamlin. See the full article here: http://adkmtnclub.blogspot.com/2013/04/mud-season-adirondacks-fifth-season.html

Check Trail Reports/Trail Conditions: Log onto your favorite message board or hiking website for current trail conditions so you can adequately prepare with necessary clothing and gear. Read more →