Going on a great outdoor living hiking trip is going to require adequate food and drinks. If you’re planning to go on a hike that is difficult and/or long, then you should carefully plan out what nourishments you will store in your backpack. The foods that you decide to bring should be packed with carbohydrates and proteins in order to give you plenty of energy for your great outdoor living venture. Also, since you’ll be carrying all of this in your backpack, you should try to minimize its weight as much as possible. This means that you will have to store just enough food, nothing more and nothing less. You can reduce the amount of food you’ll need to bring for your great outdoor living experience by storing dry and light ingredients.
For instance, for breakfast, you can store cereal and milk in your backpack. This doesn’t mean store a big gallon of milk and 16 oz box of cereal. All you will need for your great outdoor living backpacking trip is a cup of dry cereal and about 2 tablespoons of powdered skim milk. You can also bring along a tablespoon of powdered coffee creamer. You can place all of this in a zip lock bag, along with a half cup of cold water and you’re ready to begin your great outdoor living hike. If you want, you can also bring along some fruit.
For something to snack on along your great outdoor living trip, you can bring along granola bars and powdered chocolate milk. Any snacks that you plan to bring along with you should be lightweight, such as raisins, granola bars and crackers. Rather than canned meat products, you can store a few bagels for lunch. You can also opt to store peanut butter or cheese to eat while walking the trail. For an energy boost, bring along canned tuna and some recipes that you can enjoy along your great outdoor living hike.
Now, we can’t forget about the best meal of the day — dinner. For your evening meal, you can bring along various substitute ingredients that are just as tasty and satisfying. You may want to cook your dinner before leaving out on your great outdoor living venture, so that you can just chow down when night falls. Just store it in a lightweight container or zip lock bag. Also, you can cook some noodles before heading out, place it in a container. Then heat up some olive oil, which can be stored in a small film canister. Add in some salt, garlic and pepper, and dump in some salmon, chicken or tuna that is precooked (you can store these in foil packages). Place in the pasta and voila, a tasty dinner.
If you want something quick to snack on, you can find goodies on Groupon, such as Shari’s Berries. Just make sure you eat them quick before they melt!