Diet and rationing

  • Nutrition
  • Planning meals
  • Cooking organisation
  • Food for hot conditions
  • Food for extended trips

As a leader, your food will be of interest to other members of your group. You will be seen, especially by beginners, as a source of much wisdom, including about food. They may not ask you about it though, they may just look. What you eat, how you prepare it, and how much you share your experience, if not your food, will influence your group members, whether you want it to or not. While food may not be a critical leadership ingredient, it definitely adds piquancy to the trip.