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.

Excel spreadsheet icon Cheryl's Gear&Food Checklist - Chelan backpack.xls — Excel spreadsheet, 78 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.

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet icon Backpack Calorie Density Lookup Tables.xlsx — Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet, 66 KB

Backpack Food, Stove and Cookware Resources

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

Microsoft Word Document icon Backpack Food, Stove & Cookware REsources.doc — Microsoft Word Document, 42 KB

Best cheeses for backpacking

Information from Backpacker magazine and The Cook's Thesaurus

Microsoft Word Document icon Best Cheeses for Backpacking.docx — Microsoft Word Document, 27 KB

Trail Tested Recipes for the Dehydrator

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

Microsoft Word Document icon Trail Tested Recipes for the Dehydrator.doc — Microsoft Word Document, 227 KB