I was two years into recovery when my partner and I packed up our car with abstinent food, my food scale, an air mattress, two lanterns, and our very first tent. We hit the open road on an eight-day, crosscountry trip across the southeastern United States. I’d already researched historical sites, museums, and campsites, and I felt profound gratitude for my recovery. Before recovery, camping would not have been feasible for me, since sleeping on the ground requires getting down there and back up again. Also, when I came into program at my highest weight of 336 pounds (152 kg), I

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