Food-pack­ing tips for your next ad­ven­ture

The Progress-Index Weekend - - LIFESTYLES -

Whether you’re pre­par­ing for a week of camp­ing or a short day hike, you’ll want to make sure you have the es­sen­tials. Check out these rec­om­men­da­tions from

Con­sider the vari­ables:

How long will you be gone? What will the tem­per­a­tures be like? Hot weather, for ex­am­ple, will not only mean you’ll need ex­tra flu­ids, but could cause cer­tain snacks to melt. Will you need uten­sils? Any type of tool to ac­cess the food, such as a can opener?

Opt for non-per­ish­ables:

While you can pack per­ish­ables if you have a cooler or ice pack, this added weight makes light­weight snacks like trail mix, nuts, en­ergy chews, jerky and gra­nola a no-brainer.

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