REI is a fantastic resource for backpacking equipment. They have top of the line products and a verity of useful classes. Some locations even offer rentals. I personally love REI for their awesome return policy. They also carry a large number of vegan backpacking meals!
Here are all the awesome vegan backpacking meals available at REI.
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