Route Profile – 1000 Miler 2018

Before embarking on an adventure I like learning the names of the towns and resupply points I am likely to travel through. I find I tend to learn the first half of the route quite easily and never remember the last half. So I have started creating route profiles of my route and putting them up on the wall behind my computer so I can lookup and learn a new part of the route.

Route Profile of the 2018 1000 Miler route with all the towns marked. (Right click and Save Image As to get the full sized image)

Planning meals for Hiking

One of my policies when hiking is to never “cook” food. All the warm food I take should be able to be cooked using only boiling water in a bowl. This means never cleaning pots with burnt on food pieces. So far this has worked well for me.

Last year I got an Excaliber Dehydrator for my birthday and I have made a range of dehydrated meals. Earlier this week I took dehydrated rice and mince to work and rehydrated it by poring boiling water over it and letting it stand in a warm box for an hour. While more sauce would have been nice the taste was great and there were no crunchy bits.