easily burn 4,000 calories a day or more on a cold-weather adventure, which
makes it crucial to consume sufficient high-energy foods for body heat and go-power.
especially simple sugars, provide the fastest energy and should be your primary
source of daytime calories.
bars and candy bars turn into rock-hard bricks in the cold. Keep them warm in a
pocket inside your layers or your teeth and jaw muscles will suffer.
- Easier eating
alternatives include fig bars, crackers, and hard pretzels, all of which pack
significant (75 to 125) calories per ounce.
- Break up
chocolate into little pieces that quickly melt in the mouth. A Thermos of hot
chocolate provides quick energy and a delicious way to hydrate. If you’re
camping in the cold, load up on fat-rich foods for dinner, which provide
sustained energy for nighttime warmth.
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