Nutrition may not appear to be a major issue on an overnight trip, but it becomes more critical the longer you are out. Dietitians now know a great deal about nutrition and human performance. We can use this knowledge to assist our food planning. If you are serious about your performance on a trip, you would be choosing to eat foods that give you the best nutritional balance during the weeks before you head off into the bush for the weekend!

We need to consider what the human body needs, both directly for immediate energy and for replacing the stored energy used during periods of vigorous exercise.