What are good backpacking foods?
For lightweight food, use food that only requires adding boiling water such as freeze-dried meals (I like Mountain House brand the best!), instant potatoes, couscous, instant rice, instant oatmeal, and granola. This requires less fuel for cooking and can be made and eaten in a ziplock freezer bag so there are no dishes to clean--just zip the bag closed when you're done and pack it out. I like to drink apple cider mix or Stephen's Gourmet Citrus & Spice Wassail because they are good either hot or cold.
For eating while hiking, I like Clif Bars, Corn Nuts, Jerky, M&Ms, etc.
If I am hiking all day and need to keep my energy up, I will eat Hammer Gel during the first hour and any time I need an energy boost. Then I drink a serving of Hammer Perpetuem with one quart of water over the course of an hour or two (I add powered Gatorade Propel to the Perpetuem for flavoring). I will drink three or four servings of Perpetuem over the course of a day. I eat Clif Bars for my lunch. This keeps me going all day.
Good foods for camping are foods that will not spoil on your trip (if you are camping with a cooler, this includes pretty much anything you eat at home) and foods that are easy to cook at your campsite. If you plan to cook over a fire or a simple backpacking style stove the best foods are foods that can be cooked on a grill, on a stick or in a packet of foil like…
If you are going backpacking, I would not advise frozen foods unless you were hiking in the winter. Even then I would not advise it. Frozen foods are very heavy and when they thaw, they may leak onto your other gear and may spoil. Freeze dried foods are the best for backpacking because they are lighter and take up less space. If you are just going wallking then you will want lightweight foods that offer…
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Good backpacking recipes just wondering if anyone out there had some good backpacking recipes stuff that can be made on the trail or made before hand and brought along?
Well, the first step to becoming a backpacker is starting to train. You could start by walking a mile with a backpack full of books or if you are physically able, climbing stairs with a backpack is a good workout. When you have started training, it would be a good time to start buying backpacking equipment. A few things you will need are: a backpacking backpack, tent, backpacking stove and gas, items to cook with…
Backpacking is where you hike or travel around with all of your posessions in a backpack on your back. There are several different types of backpacking. My favorite being budget backpacking. It's a wonderful way to experience different cultures and areas. Another use of backpacking is on online video games. It's when you're getting all the kills or points for your team hence "carrying" them across the finish line so-to-speak.
There are ten essentials needed for backpacking, and a long list of extras. What you pack will depend largely on your own personal needs as well as the trip itself, such as where you are planning to go, the terrain, the weather and climate. For a complete list of backpacking essentials, see http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html .