All the Ingredients for a Winter Lunch

day-1-lunchThis picture shows all the ingredients for a good lunch break during a winter expedition.

  1. Hydration – You lose more moisture than you may realize exerting on a winter trek so drink up.  Notice the Nalgene water bottle parkas to keep the water from freezing en route.
  2. Easy to eat snack – In this case, trail mix.  Skip the prepackaged stuff and make your own.  My favorite recipe for gorp includes peanuts, Reese’s Pieces, raisins/dried fruit and Honey Nut Cheerios.  Vary to suit your taste. Remember, don’t reach in the bag for your share – no one wants to share your germs.  Either pour from the bag into your hand or make a temporary container from a plastic bag or your hat and pour your portion onto it.
  3. Hard candy – For quick energy, suck on a hard candy like Jolly Ranchers.  Grab a couple extra and stash them into your pockets for a boost later in the afternoon.
  4. An insulated pad to park your butt.  Some people keep a small  piece of closed cell insulation readily available just for this purpose.
  5. Sunshine – It always makes the day nicer.

2 comments to All the Ingredients for a Winter Lunch

  • Russ

    You have a great site and I enjoy all information and the pictures especially because I miss my camp up in Bakers Mills.
    This weekend is our Polar Bear Camporee but most of our snow was washed away with the last storm here on LI, we will have to break out the wheels.

  • I agree hydration is very important during the winter time.Alot of people don’t think about this because it’s cold and not hot and humid out.