For an overnight hike, I like to keep things simple and convenient. Dehydrated or freeze-dried meals are my staples as they are lightweight, easy to prepare, and come in various flavors. When arriving late in the arvo after a big day of hiking, the last thing I want to do is spend time cooking a meal. Just add hot water using a portable stove, and you’re good to go. I also toss in some instant noodles, trail mix, and energy bars for quick, on-the-go snacks.