I am a relatively uneducated backpacker but have plans to take on the AT about a year from now. The longest pack I've ever attempted has been about 2 weeks and we carried in all of our food. I wanted to know if anyone has gone completely free of that while attempting trails and relied strictly on the surrounding wildlife and vegetation for nutrition. This is the way in which i ideally would like to attempt the trail. Also any literature recommendations would be highly appreciated. Thanks so much for your time and considerations! Tschüss!