I am going on a hike in Maine later this year. 100 mile wilderness on the AT. I haven't been on a serious hike such as this since I was diagnosed with IC. I'm really worried about what to eat and how to cope with the pain. I would love to hear from some fellow hikers. How would you prepare for the trail? What would you eat. I can't carry water. I'll have to pump it out of natural water sources. I hiked Cold Mountain last year, but it was only a day hike though steep and very strenuous. One good thing from this hike was that my PFD pain went away for a week following my trip.