May 10, 2012

Tips on being a Good Backpacker

Foods is Priority

As a backpacker, you must understand though that your health must be your priority when packing up your food. It would be very depressing if due to some health reasons, you would have to shorten your trips or go home earlier than expected. Thus, you have to consider the nutrients of the food you will bring along.

You will need foods that are high in calories. Surprisingly, most foods with high calorie content get to be the lightest foods to pack as well. Those with pure fats, proteins and low moisture carbohydrates tend to be high in calories. Nuts, granola bars, bread, fruits and veggies can be counted under this category.

There are specific foods though which you should not miss placing in your backpack. First in the list is olive oil. Olive oil by far is the healthiest of the oils which you can use as dip for your bread or any corn product. In fact, you can add a teaspoonful of it to any soup and it will magically keep you warm for hours should you be camping in a cool place. Fats naturally generate heat when digested.

Next are nuts and raisins. They are good sources of proteins, minerals and vitamins. More so, they can keep you from getting famished while hiking which is very convenient. Should you need extra energy to walk the extra mile, be sure that you have dried beans in your knapsack. They surely are energy boosters to a weary traveler. Pair your beans with instant coffee mix and you will have all your senses awake and ready for any emergency.

Finally, along with your generous supply of clean drinking water, pack away instant energy drinks. They are best for restoring the lost electrolytes back to your system.

Taking in consideration the climate in the place you'll be visiting is also part of the best backpacking food ideas. Perhaps, the country you have decided to explore has cool weather. Then, you would have to pack foods that will keep you not only full but also warm as you stroll along.


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