All the Ingredients for a Winter Lunch


This picture shows all the ingredients for a good lunch break during a winter expedition.

Hydration. You lose more moisture than you may realize exerting on a winter trek so drink up.  Notice the water bottle parkas to keep the water from freezing en route.

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.

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.

An insulated pad to park your butt. Some people keep a small  piece of closed cell insulation readily available just for this purpose.

Sunshine. It always makes the day nicer.

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