Last but not the least, nutritious food is one of the most important factors which anyone should keep in mind while trekking since the energy which you get from this acts as a driving force. While packing, keep an additional day’s food with you.
You can even take a freeze-dried meal; however, it is always better if you could take along with you some no-cooked items which have got long storage times such as extra energy bars, jerky, dried fruits and some nuts.
The way your body digest the food will help you to maintain the warmth in the body. So, it would be better if you could take something on a cold night prior to bunking down. You should never leave any kind of leftovers which will attract the animals inside the tent.
Never fool yourself; even if you are sure that you can come back before lunchtime, it is a known fact that hiking in the woods will burn more calories than what you really think. Hiking with a backpack which is light in weight will help you in burning around 500 calories within an hour. This result was stated based on several studies which were conducted on people after hiking for an hour.
If you are planning the trip in the early morning, then it is sure that you will start feeling hungry by around 10 a.m. On the other hand, if you are planning a full day adventure, then keep some snacks with you.
Whenever you feel that you can’t move further and feel nauseous, take out some snacks which contain sodium as this may help you a lot in continuing the journey. Since you sweat a lot during hiking, you need to refill the sodium content and hence it is highly important that you should bring some salty snacks with you.
Of Course, candy bars are important too.