Category: Thru-Hiking Nutrition

Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Thru-Hiker Diets: Are You Helping or Hurting Your Recovery? Thru-hiking is an intense physical undertaking that, over time, can cause significant inflammation in the body. When inflammation becomes chronic, it can affect the entire body and cause fatigue, muscle damage, soreness, and decreased recovery capacity. By focusing on consuming anti-oxidants and heart-healthy fats, to lower long-term exercise-induced inflammation, an athlete can reduce muscle soreness, increase muscle growth, and decrease recovery time. #thruhiking #backpackingfood #antiinflammatorydiet #exerciseinducedinflammation

Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Thru-Hiker Diets: Are You Helping or Hurting Your Recovery?

Thru-hiking is an intense physical undertaking that, over time, can cause significant inflammation in the body. This physiological process is called exercise-induced inflammation and is a normal response to the muscle damage caused by high-intensity[…]

Should backpackers be wary of ramen noodles? Should backpackers be wary of ramen noodles? #backpackingfood #backpackingmeals #backcountryfoodie

Should backpackers be wary of ramen noodles?

You can skip to the recipe but stick with me for just a bit to learn about the health risks associated with instant ramen noodles. Should you be wary? History of instant ramen noodles Did[…]

Backpackers love ramen noodles but are they as bad for you as everyone claims?!? This article includes published research regarding health risks associated with ramen noodles. You just might be surprised! The post also includes our favorite Garlic Parmesan Ramen recipe. #backpackingmeals #backpackingfood #backpacking #backcountryfoodie
Ultralight Backpacking Meal Planning Tips for Thru Hikers Twenty-two ultralight backpacking meal preparation and menu planning tips for your next thru-hike or backpacking adventure. #backcountryfoodie #backpackingmeals #ultralightbackpacking

Ultralight Backpacking Meal Planning Tips for Thru Hikers

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE TREK AND CAN BE FOUND HERE. For those that have followed previous posts, you are aware that I set a goal of preparing ultralight backpacking meal plans at 5000 calories per two pounds[…]

Preparing for your upcoming thru-hike and feeling overwhelmed by the meal planning required? This post provides tips on how to prepare lightweight meals that are nutritious and shelf stable for your trek. #backpackingmeals #backpackingrecipes #ultralightbackpacking #backcountryfoodie
Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?

Wait! You’re telling me Mountain House isn’t ultralight?!?

When buying ultralight gear thru hikers expect high performance for minimal weight. They should have the same performance expectations of food. Thru hikers are known for losing a significant amount of weight due to inadequate calorie[…]

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