Credit: Cary Bass
- Choose foods that are durable enough to withstand a day of being bumped and squished in your pack.
- Keep weight in mind. The longer you will be carrying a pack, the lighter you’ll want it to be.
- Bring small packets of condiments like ketchup, salt, pepper, jam, and peanut butter to add some flavour to your food.
- Always remember the Pack it in, Pack it out rule: Bring any garbage you take along back with you. This includes fruit peels and pits.
- If you need to conserve space or lighten your pack, bring dried foods instead of fresh ones.
- Don’t forget water! You’ll probably be working hard and—let’s face it—sweating, so you’ll need to drink more water than usual to avoid dehydration. Janet Hughes, a certified Personal Training Specialist, suggests a minimum of 2 litres for a day of hiking.
- Need snack ideas? Check out our top three.