[pct-l] Warm weather hiking food
rowriver at gmail.com
Mon Jul 15 15:03:22 CDT 2013
Have experienced the same issues when hiking in high temperatures. I have
found that slowing down (lowering my mileage), increasing water intake with
at least 1/2 ltr containing an electrolyte replacement supplement (I like
ZipFizz), and eating smaller amounts more frequently helps me avoid the
not wanting to eat syndrome.
On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:47 PM, Terry <tsparks56 at aol.com> wrote:
> I just returned from a 3 day, roughly 60 mile hike in the Santa Barbara
> back country with the temps 90+ the first day and 100+ the next two days.
> The problems I had were what I'm going to call "managed" dehydration,
> which I could deal with, as a just retired 34 year fire fighter here in So.
> Cal. I am very aware of the signs and symptoms of acute heat sickness. The
> problem I had was eating. In the three day of hiking, I lost 7 pounds and
> the food I had for my mid day meals and calorie boosts were not just awful,
> I had no desire to eat if it didn't have some liquid in it. I learned on
> the trip that Cliff Bars suck and, I know that will get a few laughs from
> most of you but, I would like some direction that will allow me a safer and
> nicer hike in hot weather
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