Meal Planning Tips for Backpacking

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When you’re out in the backcountry putting in full days of activity, you want food that will nourish you, strengthen you, revitalize you and taste really good. This article will help you plan your backpacking meals and snacks.   How Much Food Should You Pack? When pondering how much or little to carry, err on the side of taking a little more. One of the Ten Essentials for an overnight trip, in fact, is a supply of extra food.  A reasonable goal is 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. of food (or 2,500 to 4,500 calories) per person per day depending on your size, weight and exertion level. On the other hand, don’t overdo it. A common blunder is to pack too much… Read more »