Before I had any interest in bodybuilding, I was an avid hiker/backpacker. I’ve been on many challenging hikes involving climbing, long distances, high altitudes…etc.
I am currently planning a backpacking trip that will last about 6 days and be a relatively easy hike, but we intend to incorporate some more intense distractions.
We’ll each have ~60 pound packs and will be hiking ~10 miles a day with one, possibly two layovers that will be occupied by climbing.
I’ve made decent gains size/strength wise in the passed few months(about 8-10 pounds of mostly muscle), My diet has been pretty much perfect, save for perhaps a little bit too much fat sometimes. My workouts aren’t as intense as they could be due largely to not having a barbell+really heavy weights, but I make the most of what I have, and I certainly push myself hard.
Now, however, I am worried that my gains will vanish pretty readily as I’m out in the woods sustaining on a much more restricted diet(by necessity).
Any backpackers here that have any suggestions of foodstuff that I can bring to keep my diet relatively in shape, whilst not adding considerable size and weight to our packs.
Already, we’re likely to need bear canisters for parts of this trip, so that will provide something of an inconvenience.