SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.


» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: Nutrition... What do you eat?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
 Post Number: 1
TexasDesertRat Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 24
Joined: Oct. 2012
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 02 2012, 11:50 am  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I'm writing a series of articles for an adventure blog about nutrition... both pre-adventure and during.

I'd be very interested in hearing what your nutrition regimens are. It would be very helpful and I would appreciate your input.

Part 1 of my articles was published this morning... check it out

http://humanspiritofadventure.blogspot.com/2012....re.html

Let me know what you think... (I'm not a journalist by any means... LOL)


--------------
Human Spirit of Adventure
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info WEB 
 Post Number: 2
treelinebackpacker Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 610
Joined: Aug. 2011
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 20 2012, 7:37 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

First, you must do something about the readability of that web site. Looks like a lot of great into, but I couldn't bring myself to read for long.
Perhaps a different background, or different color/size text.

As far as nutrition goes, I avoid any fried food and soda. Never tough either.
On the trail, I eat lots of carbs, mixed with lots of veggies. Especially corn, peas, peppers, onions, and beans. I add in some fruits where I can. Keeping variety in your diet is the key to keeping all the nutrients you need.
When I'm off the trial, I keep a stead stream of lean means and proteins while watching the carbs and sugars.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 3
SW Mtn backpacker Search for posts by this member.
Born to hike, forced to work ...
Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 7107
Joined: Jul. 2006
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 20 2012, 7:47 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Beforehand, I usually eat some carbs less likely to make me sick (riceball, chips) the day before.  Hitting a high than normal altitude than normal can make one quesy.  Oatmeal packs usually for breakfast and bagels for lunch on heavy hike days, some sort of ramen soup before dinner, then protein for dinner itself.  

Off-trail, I try a plant based (but not exclusive) diet.


--------------
Usually Southwest and then some.

In wildness is the preservation of the world. - Henry Thoreau
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 4
TexasDesertRat Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 24
Joined: Oct. 2012
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 23 2012, 11:52 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE


(treelinebackpacker @ Dec. 20 2012, 6:37 pm)
QUOTE
First, you must do something about the readability of that web site. Looks like a lot of great into, but I couldn't bring myself to read for long.
Perhaps a different background, or different color/size text.

As far as nutrition goes, I avoid any fried food and soda. Never tough either.
On the trail, I eat lots of carbs, mixed with lots of veggies. Especially corn, peas, peppers, onions, and beans. I add in some fruits where I can. Keeping variety in your diet is the key to keeping all the nutrients you need.
When I'm off the trial, I keep a stead stream of lean means and proteins while watching the carbs and sugars.

Thanks for the reply... I made mention to the blog owner about the readability of the site... he said he heard the same thing from some others and made a change... it is easier to read now...

Part 2 - Fruit for the trail is up on the blog too...
http://humanspiritofadventure.blogspot.com/2012....it.html

Next question for you all is "What types of protein do you take on the trail, and how do you pack it?"

Thanks everyone!


--------------
Human Spirit of Adventure
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info WEB 
 Post Number: 5
treelinebackpacker Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 610
Joined: Aug. 2011
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 23 2012, 5:55 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Much better! The site is very usable now. Thanks for the effort :)
Protein is my favorite, and you can find it in some surprising places.
I like to pack in anything with beans, or peanuts in it. Peanut butter is a great one.
I also like to make some jerky and bring it along. Be that beef, venison, or any other kind of meat.
Tuna is a pretty popular option for backpackers, as it's pretty much ready to go out of the pack.
I've even found myself packing is turkey spam lately. It's surprisingly good.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 6
TexasDesertRat Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 24
Joined: Oct. 2012
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 23 2012, 9:53 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have not tried turkey spam yet... I've been tempted to buy it just to see, but not being a big fan of spam, I keep procrastinating...

BTW, glad you like the newer look to the blog... I like it much better too.


--------------
Human Spirit of Adventure
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info WEB 
 Post Number: 7
WalksWithBlackflies Search for posts by this member.
Resident Eco-Freak Bootlicker
Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 9839
Joined: Jun. 2004
PostIcon Posted on: Dec. 24 2012, 2:17 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic.  Ignore posts   QUOTE

I'm a snacker. I'll nibble throughout the day, then load up on calories at night. My typical on-trail foods:

Cereal bars
Peanut M&Ms
Starburst for those low blood-sugar situations
Dried fruit
Trail mix
Single serving peanut/almond butter packs
Hawk Vittles dinner (or two). I'll add olive or grapeseed oil for extra calories.

For difficult hikes in hot weather, I'll also bring potato chips and V8 for potassium/sodium.

For extended trips, I'll bring freeze-dried veggies and more dried fruit.

At altitude, I survive on simple carbs (starburst, sour patch kids, etc.) almost exclusively during the day. I can stomach a cereal bar or similar for breakfast. Again, I'll ingest a bulk of my fat/protein calories at night. Eating anything protein/fat dense while hiking just makes me sick.

Oh... I also know how to identify wild edibles, so I'll snack on those as well. Everything from blueberries to sorrel to birch or spruce tea. I think eating those really helps with micro-nutrients I wouldn't get from the processed foods.


--------------
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Online
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
6 replies since Dec. 02 2012, 11:50 am < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]


 
reply to topic new topic new poll

» Quick Reply Nutrition... What do you eat?
iB Code Buttons
You are posting as:

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code



Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions