Posts Tagged ‘backpacking food planning’

The Hiker’s Diet: Vitamins and Minerals

hiker's diet, vitamins and minerals, backpacking food ideas

Vitamins and minerals act as the body’s “spark plugs” for physical activity. Some help the body utilize the energy generated from carbohydrates, protein and fats, whereas others help the muscles to contract and relax. When someone doesn’t consume the proper vitamins, serious health problems can develop. Vitamin deficiencies may not show on the surface with…

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5-day backpacking menu

5-day backpacking menu, food for multi-day hiking trip

Looking for some great ideas to keep you fuelled up on a multi-day hiking trip? Here is  a complete 5-day lightweight backpacking meal plan that we have used  in our own treks. This menu will feed one hiker with an average appetite.  It includes three main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and 3 snacks providing 2455 calories from 465 g/16…

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How To Plan and Organize Food For a Backpacking Trip

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Considering “what you are going to eat” is an important part of preparing for a multi-day trip in the wilderness. Well-balanced, carefully planned food will allow you to enjoy quick, easy, great tasting and nutritious meals on the trail. This step-by-step guide will help you create your own backpacking menu and arrange food for your adventures…

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