Here are some good food options to pack for Boland90 hiking challenge:
- High-energy snacks – Trail mix, protein/granola bars, biltong, apples, bananas, dried fruit
- Quick oats or dehydrated meals – Just add hot water for a warm, filling breakfast or dinner.
- Tuna or chicken pouches – Shelf-stable packaged tuna, chicken, or salmon. Good protein.
- Cured meats – Salami, pepperoni sticks don’t require refrigeration.
- Cheese – Hard cheeses like cheddar, gouda, or parmesan keep well without refrigeration.
- Peanut butter – Calorie-dense and packs protein, ideal for hiking fuel. Get individual packets.
- Crackers – Whole grain or seed crackers for carbohydrates and to eat with nut butters, meats, or cheese.
- Electrolyte tablets/powders – For replenishing electrolytes lost while sweating during rigorous hiking.
- Energy gels/chews – Quickly digestible sugars for an energy boost when needed.
- Tea/coffee – Lightweight for morning caffeine pick-me-up.
- Meal bars – Packed with calories and nutrients.
The key is to pack non-perishable, calorie-dense foods that are easy to eat on the trail. Bring a mix of snacks, quick meals, proteins, carbs, and some comfort foods.