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Live Event Info: How to Plan Food for a Backpacking Trip (Member Live Q&A) – November 18, 2021 6:00 PM US Mountain Time
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Planning your food for a backpacking trip can be a little overwhelming, and we hope to identify the tasks and simplify the process a bit for you. In this Member Q&A, you’ll learn about calorie planning, nutritional considerations, and food packaging and storage strategies.
1. Keynote: AN OVERVIEW OF BACKCOUNTRY FOOD PLANNING (~45 minutes, by Ryan Jordan)
- caloric density
- nutritional diversity
- the role of macronutrients
- energy-mile theory & calorie planning
- weight loss expectations
- food packaging and storage
- fuel planning, simmering, hot-soaking, and cold-soaking
- featured recipe!
2. Backcountry Food Planning Q&A (~15 minutes)
- micronutrients: from food or supplements?
- when to take nutrient supplements
- what’s really changed in trail cooking during the past 40 years?
- options for DIY meal packaging for small cook-in-bag meals < 1 pint
- dehydration impacts when using constant-temperature ovens/dehydrators
- what about calorie-to-food volume ratio of dry foods – how to improve?
- how to keep fresh ground coffee fresh on a long trip