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1. Posted by meekychunky (Full Member 80 posts) 10y

Hi all

Wasnt too sure where to put this, so i put it in here. As i will be taking my first solo/ bcakpacking trip i was wondering what type of food i would keep with me for times of hunger. Is there anything that you always have to hand if you get hungry?

Thanks
Monkee

2. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

I get what you mean...first...it depends where you are headed...tropical hot weather, temperate, etc...second understand your body metabolism...i have friend who travel with me, getting hungry every now and then...

normally, i carry energy producing snacks...granola bar and dehydrated stuff...seaweed,raisins, seasame biscuits...they are light and lasting!

dana

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

When I go hiking, I always try to take some raisions (high energy and calories), an orange (very refreshing) and some mixed nuts with me.

4. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Maybe mine isnt as sensible as the nuts and raisins but i always carry a heapload of chocolate!I crave cadburys when Im away so have to take a load at the bottom of my backpack!!!!It may not be the most nutritional thing but its sugar I guess and It tastes yummy!

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

Quoting Twinkle

Maybe mine isnt as sensible as the nuts and raisins but i always carry a heapload of chocolate!I crave cadburys when Im away so have to take a load at the bottom of my backpack!!!!It may not be the most nutritional thing but its sugar I guess and It tastes yummy!

Hehehehe....nothing about being sensible.....I just hate melted chocolate!......

6. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

a fat stack of p-nut btter and jel-ee, some muffin bars or granola or something, and fruit. thats what i did.

7. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Be careful of leaving food in your bag/room in some places what with pests!

Last night a rat got into my coco-hut (I'm in Goa) and attacked my bananas and cashew nuts!

And someone told me about a girl in Australia who had food in a bag and a mouse chewed through and wrecked her clothes and stuff. Awful.

Bananas are great though and so cheap in places like India and South East Asia, and the occasional thing like crisps or equivalent to replace some of the salt you lose when your somewhere hot and sweaty.

8. Posted by meekychunky (Full Member 80 posts) 10y

Thanks folks .... just as well i like nuts n raisins and fruit ... i will remember to keep a little of each with me .. and maybe the odd bar of choci mmmmmm

9. Posted by crewtag (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

The obvious would be chocolate for quick energy although the energy sports bar are good. I would highly recommend Cliff Bars from the U.S. Not only are they packed with energy, they taste good. I cannot stomach many of the bars but Cliff bars have awesome flavors!!!

The other food that people don't think about are the flavored tunas that come in packets instead of cans. These are widely available in your grocery store (I think the Australians started it). In the U.S. you can get it from Trader Joes. You can heat it or eat cold . . . mmmm . . . yummy . . .

10. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Eugh this whole naughty animal thing....theyre so sneaky coming in and helping themsleves to our snacks!!!!My friend has a really bad phobia of rats and in Malaysia she had an incident....in the dark, felt something crawling over her, huge rat going wild in the room,eventually she realised she had the tiniest bit of chocolate in her bag and as soon as she threw it out the door th rat was quick after it!!!!I guess just wrap stuff up pretty well to avoid any unwelcome visiters!