Getting outdoors provides an escape, where almost every aspect of your daily life is different, every aspect but one: Food.

In “the real world” and, even more importantly, in the wild, food is a constant need. When you are burning 5000 calories or more a day, the ability to procure and consume good plentiful fuel is paramount. A hiker’s goal should be to cram as many calories into as little weight and volume as possible.

Check out the sub menus to see my go to choices for trail food, with calorie and weight comparisons, as well as exact daily meal plans for specific trails.

One Day of Food on the Mountains to Sea Trail 2012

One Day of Food on the Florida Trail 2017

Master Food Items Calories / Weights List