Backpacking Food Basics

Backpackers need plenty of protein while in the backcountry to repair tired muscle, regulate metabolism, and boost immune systems. It’s important to pack nutritious backpacking food whether you’re on a weekend hike or an AT thru-hike. Backpackers need protein to amount to around 12 to 20 percent of daily caloric intake to avoid the body breaking down muscle tissue. Enjoy our tips and articles on the backpacking nutrition.