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Intro to Backcountry Nutrition & Ration Planning

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Intro to Backcountry Nutrition & Ration Planning

Outdoor UW & Hoofers
Tuesday, March 21
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Memorial Union | Mendota Lodge, Lower Level
Course Price: $3
An introduction to Backcountry Nutrition that will make you more comfortable and excited for your next adventure!

The focus of this class is all about planning, preparing, and showing techniques to cook healthy and nutritious meals while on remote backcountry camping trips. We will describe all that goes into executing meals for you and your friends while camping. This includes how to create a plan that provides flexibility for a multi-day camping trip. Shows participants how to set up a stove and walks through the process of cooking a backcountry meal. We also will describe and demonstrate some advanced techniques, such as backcountry baking, using fire for cooking, as well as sharing pro tips for those new to backcountry cooking.

Upon completion of this class, participants will:

  • Understand the amount of calories that are being burned during outdoor activities
  • Understand the basics micro and macro nutrients used to build a recipe 
  • Describe the value of a well rounded nutritious diet that offset energy expenditure
  • Envision ways to plan and prepare ration based on the trip and participants 
  • Learn about the types cooking supplies needed to cook in the backcountry 
  • Learn about ways to cook in the backcountry and practice with cooking tools

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INTRODUCTORY COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES

The focus of this class is all about planning, preparing, and showing techniques to cook healthy and nutritious meals while on remote backcountry camping trips. We will describe all that goes into executing meals for you and your friends while camping. This includes how to create a plan that provides flexibility for a multi-day camping trip. Shows participants how to set up a stove and walks through the process of cooking a backcountry meal. We also will describe and demonstrate some advanced techniques, such as backcountry baking, using fire for cooking, as well as sharing pro tips for those new to backcountry cooking.

Upon completion of this class, participants will:

  • Understand the amount of calories that are being burned during outdoor activities
  • Understand the basics micro and macro nutrients used to build a recipe 
  • Describe the value of a well rounded nutritious diet that offset energy expenditure
  • Envision ways to plan and prepare ration based on the trip and participants 
  • Learn about the types cooking supplies needed to cook in the backcountry 
  • Learn about ways to cook in the backcountry and practice with cooking tools

Event Categories

INTRODUCTORY COURSES | OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES OUTDOOR EXPLORER SERIES

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