FOOD AND COOKING
Along with water, food is obviously a matter of special importance and necessity. Eating well and satisfying your body’s nutritional needs should be placed among your highest priorities.
Food preferences vary enormously, of course, and some people are much more concerned about what they eat than others. It’s not uncommon to have emotional issues arise in relation to food prior to and during a wilderness trip. Beginners often worry or fear that they won’t bring enough and will end up hungry, or that a diet of mostly dehydrated foods will be unpalatable or boring.
The truth is that anyone can eat extremely well in the wilderness. Depending on the kind of diet you prefer, however, it’s probable that you’ll have to make some adjustments.
A few campers are determined to bring their favorite foods at any cost. You occasionally run across people in the wilderness cooking giant steaks or preparing elaborate dinners, complete with wine and candlesenjoyable no doubt, but usually at the expense of having to haul some heavy supplies along.
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