Vegan Backpacking Meal Prep & Ideas! (Nootka Trail). Packing for Nootka trail on Vancouver Island! Somewhat healthy, but totally vegan. It’s actually really easy to be vegan while backpacking and it was surprisingly simple to find a wide variety of vegan backpacking food at major stores. Vegan meals while doing strenuous activities like backpacking can be a lifesaver for your gut health and energy levels.