Monday, April 14, 2014

7 Tips For Packing Food- Cary Bass
Rating: ***
By: Cameron Stotts

Hiking in tough terrain and rocky areas can be tiresome without the proper knowledge on what food to pack for the day. This article gives valuable insight on the proper nutrition for those long expeditions which, if not chosen right, could lead to exhaustion and starvation.

This article explains that not every type of food is meant to be packed. When deciding what to bring on your hike, you need to take into consideration the available space that you will have in your bag. To resolve this, you will need to pack dry fruit such as trail mix and granola bars instead of fresh fruit which might bruise or burst from being bumped around. The ideal food for a hiking trip, as stated by this article, would be peanut butter sandwiches and trail mix which will give you the optimal energy that you will need to stay active and alert throughout the day.

Before reading this article, I had a general knowledge of what food to pack for a hiking trip. Certain aspects were obvious such as keeping the items light and compact however, there were particular elements that were new to me. The article states that fresh fruit such as bananas and oranges should be avoided which I did not know before. The information taken from this article will prove very valuable to myself when i go hiking in Hawaii this summer. I will now be able to pack the proper food which will result in a more than pleasant day and experience.

If you are looking for advice on the proper food to pack for a hiking trip, I highly recommend that you read this article.

Bass.Cary. “7 Tips For Packing Food.” Explore Magazine. May 1st, 2012.

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