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Thu, Aug 03, 2006

Fueling Yourself, part 2

Posted at 09:00 /shows/skills [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Backcountry Kitchen] This skills program is part two of an interview with Mary Howley Ryan, the nutritional advisor for NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. She's also the author of the NOLS Nutrition Field Guide.

Mary continues the interview, talking about how to plan food for a wilderness trip, and about some good choices for food. She pointed to a couple of resources, both in the interview and afterwards in e-mail, including:

  • offers a calculator to help you determine the number of calories you might need for a trip.
  • was mentioned in the interview, but it doesn't give the overall calorie needs for an extended period.
  • The NOLS Cookery is used by NOLS outing leaders to learn about cooking in the wilderness.
  • Gorp, Glop, and Glue Stew: Favorite Foods for 155 Outdoor Experts by Yvonne Prater is another wilderness cookbook that she likes. While it's out of print, Yvonne Prater's newer book, BEYOND GORP: Favorite Foods from Outdoor Experts, is available.

See below for a bonus clip from the interview. Mary answers some questions about people who don't feel like they can eat in the wilderness, and about the special problems of diabetics and people who suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance.


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