Backpacking Food Handouts

Sample Backpack Gear-Food Checklist

An example from Cheryl's files - this one was used for a 3-day backpack to Lake Chelan. Substitute your own gear items and food favorites for the ones on my list, with weights and serving sizes - the spreadsheet will calculate your base pack weight and total pack weight and your daily calories and food weight.

application/ Cheryl's Gear&Food Checklist - Chelan backpack.xls — 78.0 KB

Backpack Food Calorie Density Lookup Tables

Calories, serving sizes and calorie density are provided in an easy lookup format for many common backpack food/snack items, dehydrated ready-made meals and energy bars.

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet Backpack Calorie Density Lookup Tables.xlsx — 66.6 KB

Backpack Food, Stove and Cookware Resources

Websites to find information about backpack food planning, food suppliers, stoves and fuel, pots and cookware.

application/msword Backpack Food, Stove & Cookware REsources.doc — 42.0 KB

Best cheeses for backpacking

Information from Backpacker magazine and The Cook's Thesaurus

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Best Cheeses for Backpacking.docx — 27.2 KB

Trail Tested Recipes for the Dehydrator

From Cheryl's 'test kitchen' or those of her foodie friends!

application/msword Trail Tested Recipes for the Dehydrator.doc — 227.5 KB