Palatability

This is very important, as it is hard to eat bland, uninteresting food when you are tired, wet and miserable. Try things out at home if you are not sure how it will taste. If it tastes good at home, it is likely to taste marvellous when in the bush. Simpler foods are usually better, and hot is usually more palatable than cold, except in extremely warm climates. Ask to try what you see other people making. Be open to unusual ideas. On extended trips, variety is important. Mush may be acceptable for a few days, but after a week or more it gets very boring.