Trail food is the best solution to combat the calorie burning. Trail food is healthy, has a long shelf life, and does not need to be cooked. Remember when you are hiking you are trying to get as many calories as you can so keep snacking throughout the day to keep your energy up.
Calorie Content- 1 cup ( a few handfuls) 500-700c
Gorp or trail mix has been around for years. It makes a great snack any time and it is a staple for hiking. Gorp is packed with energy and with all the different foods mixed in the texture and taste will not get boring. Trail mix can be bought anywhere but usually you are better off making your own. You can buy the ingredients in bulk, mix your gorp, and then split it into smaller portions you can take with you. Storage is not a problem as trail mix will keep for a very long time. Some things you can mix in
• Tree nuts like cashews, pecans, almonds, etc.
• M&Ms or Peanut M&Ms
• Dry Cereal
• Dehydrated fruits like apricots, bananas, mangos, etc.
• Goldfish crackers
• Sunflower seeds
• Chocolate chips
Joe Pesci is a prick when he's hungry and so are you. Snickers have way more calories than most granola bars and they are pretty cheap. Hungry? Grab a Snickers.
Jerky is usually made from lean meat and is very high in protein. Jerky has a very long shelf life and does not need to be refrigerated. You can make your own easily for a whole lot cheaper than you can buy it. There is an article on making your own jerky on this website just search it.
Sports drink mix
Everyone knows you need lots of water on the trail or in the bush but sometimes drinking plain water gets old. Sports drink mix like Gatorade and Powerade are a good way to give your water some flavor and give your body extra electrolytes that are lost through perspiration.
These are some of the best ways I know of to keep your energy levels high. There are many other trail foods but these are my favorites for the energy boost you get and they taste good.