Suggestions: SCROGGIN (Sultanas, chocolate, raisins, other good gear including nuts) is an absolute winner. Great to graze on throughout the day. Fruit can be carried, however keep it to apples, oranges, or if you are going light, dried fruit. Bananas, pears and fleshy fruits are hard to keep and can make the inside of your pack rather gooey.
Lunch can be sandwiches, pita breads or dry crackers. Use a plastic lunch box if you do bring bread, and careful how you handle tomatoes.
A thermos or lightweight fuel stove is handy for a revitalising hot drink or soup on a cold day.
The demands on the body for overnight walking are far greater than day walking, with heavier pack weights and extended periods in the elements. So the food to consider needs to fulfil the following criteria.
Foods with high water content will be heavy!
A grid is a great way to plan your menu
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Take one extra meal for insurance. The day you drop your last meal in the dirt is the day you will be glad you remembered to bring it.
Bushwalking Leadership South Australia, in putting this information together, does in no way suggest that this is the ultimate guide and STRONGLY recommends anyone interested in bushwalking to educate themselves in the dangers involved with this activity.
Bushwalking Leadership SA STRONGLY advocates first aid training and recognised outdoor leadership training before leading groups of any sort of bushwalking.
This information is intended as a prompt or introduction to some of the basics of enjoyable bushwalking.
Trails are provided for your enjoyment and should only be used in accordance with the Code. Trail users must be adequately prepared and obtain relevant information and maps. The trail conditions may vary from time to time, and trail users are advised to check weather conditions prior to leaving. Persons should use caution at all times when using trails in South Australia.
This information was originally published in 2004. View credits.