Hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I thought that it would be fun to start an open forum of survival topics and outdoor skills that others can refer to for information and instruction. I will post a survival topic or skill and give some information on it. I will also be posting excerpts from my survival manual that I have been writing. Feel free to comment on it, or ask about a topic that I have not yet covered. Even professionals can learn a new way to do something. In this way we can all help each other. If you have a specific experience that you would like to share please feel free to do so at your own risk of others' comments. If you disagree with someone please be civil and respectful. One last thing, please keep it "G" rated i.e., no foul language or inappropriate subjects. If you break the rules I will pull your post. So let's keep it clean and have some fun!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Things to eat on the GO!

The trick to eating on the go is to remember that you are burning a lot of energy. So that means that you will need to replace it quickly. This means that you will need to eat things that your body can process into sugar. The best things are natural sugars like apples, raisins, and other fruits. One of the best ways to prepare them is by drying them. This makes them light and less sticky. However if this is all you are eating then you will feel a huge crash in your energy about half an hour after your meal. Your body needs something that is more sustaining. This comes in the form of protein and fat. The best way to get this is through nuts and jerky. Having this ready to go and in a place that you can reach it easily allows you to be able to snack on it as needed. You will find that if you snack though out the hike you will not be as hungry at the end of the day when you sit down to that camp fire dinner.

You can also purchase commercial energy bars and there are some that are really tasty. Some of them have a good amount of protein in them. Most of them are loaded with refined sugar though. Grain bars that are made from oats and other grains are really good and easy to carry.

There are a lot of good products out there. The real trick is to really think about what you are going to be doing, how much time you want to devote to meals, and what kind of resources you will have. Personally I like making trail mix out of the things that I like. This way I know exactly what I am getting and I can usually buy it in bulk. In my opinion this is the best way to go.