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lifeisalwaysgood
07-14-2019, 13:57
Hi, i was told i need two things for the trail when it comes to food

Protein
Carbs

And to carry enough for 3 to 4 days ( then stop at a town, resupply and continue on)

With that in mind what would you say would be great ideas for


Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Snacks




Thanks

baldknobber
07-14-2019, 19:12
Hi, i was told i need two things for the trail when it comes to food

Protein
Carbs

And to carry enough for 3 to 4 days ( then stop at a town, resupply and continue on)

With that in mind what would you say would be great ideas for


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks




Thanks

Depending on your body fat composition, how many miles you’re hiking, your pack weight, temperature etc. I would also look at fatty foods to include in your menu. If winter hiking maybe a lot.

A rough estimate is 2 lbs. per day, but there are variables that should be considered. Look for foods with the highest calorie to weight ratio. Nut butters, jerky, chips, chocolate are some of the foods that work well for me.

Siestita
07-14-2019, 21:42
For me "lunch" while hiking is simply a series of snacks.

RockDoc
07-14-2019, 23:53
Some just see it as fuel, and they eat carbs (=sugar), otherwise known as "energy". Common, but not so smart.

Nutrition is different from that, and you need nutrition or you will eventually become ill. Basically, there is protein and there is energy (fats, carbs). Protein and fat are essential for health. Carbs are not but they can serve as a fuel source if you are a "sugar burner". Endurance sports become easier if you adapt to become a "fat burner", and burn your own body fat. I recommend that you learn a bit more about all this before you set off with a bag full of top ramen and pop tarts...

garlic08
07-15-2019, 09:20
Ditto the comment about fat. Fat has twice the energy density of carbs. Nuts are a good, packable, readily available source of fat and protein, so I make good use of them.

How much you need to eat depends on how much energy you burn by carrying your pack in varying terrain, your base metabolism, your general health, how much body fat you normally carry, the weather, the phase of the moon, and how you part your hair. What you eat is highly personal and impossible to predict from what others tell you.

The two pounds per day rule of thumb is a pretty good one for many. But two pounds of cookies and candy will fuel you differently than two pounds of whole grains and nuts.

The more I hike, the more I forget about the concept of "meals." I may eat something when I wake up, maybe not if the weather's harsh, and I eat every time I take a break until I stop for the day. That's usually five, maybe six times a day. What I eat depends on the weather and available shelter, and of course on what I was able to buy at the last resupply.

chknfngrs
07-15-2019, 13:13
1. Carnation instant breakfast, powdered milk, instant coffee
2. Chipotle Cheddar and bacon instant mashed potatoes
3. Andy Skurka Beans and Rice w Fritos and cheese
4. Stroopwafel with peanut butter (Justin’s)

5. Don’t forget to hydrate, nuun tablets for electrolytes
6. Don’t forget the nightcap, whiskey

devoidapop
07-15-2019, 13:36
Couscous with oil, pine nuts, dried veggies, anchovies. A little bit goes a long way.

spfleisig
07-15-2019, 15:08
Some just see it as fuel, and they eat carbs (=sugar), otherwise known as "energy". Common, but not so smart.

Nutrition is different from that, and you need nutrition or you will eventually become ill. Basically, there is protein and there is energy (fats, carbs). Protein and fat are essential for health. Carbs are not but they can serve as a fuel source if you are a "sugar burner". Endurance sports become easier if you adapt to become a "fat burner", and burn your own body fat. I recommend that you learn a bit more about all this before you set off with a bag full of top ramen and pop tarts...

I recommend that you learn a bit more about all this before you set off with a bag full of top ramen and pop tarts..

Quote of the month!

perdidochas
07-15-2019, 17:26
Hi, i was told i need two things for the trail when it comes to food

Protein
Carbs

And to carry enough for 3 to 4 days ( then stop at a town, resupply and continue on)

With that in mind what would you say would be great ideas for


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks




Thanks

You also need fats.