Dehydrated food

If you can only live off what you have in your backpack for a full week, it will be nearly impossible for you to exist on canned food. You will find various "dehydrated meals" for a multi-day or even a several-week tour in every well-stocked outdoor store.

These are not cheap, but they are particularly good as provisions for long trips due to their low weight. Most of the meals can also be made with cold water if you don’t have any hot water available.


A meal that is rich in carbohydrates and fiber is best for breakfast. We get both of these when we eat muesli with oat flakes, dried fruits, seeds, and nuts. The muesli is best packed in a waterproof zip-lock bag. It’s best to use milk powder mixed with water as a substitute for milk.

Eating throughout the day

We would recommend that you try to eat at regular intervals throughout the day so that you never completely exhaust your energy reserves. Special energy bars from well-known manufacturers are, of course, suitable for this, along with nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate.

With regard to chocolate, you should use a variant with a cocoa content of at least 70%. Chocolate with a very high cocoa content contains many high-quality fats and provides your body with sustainable energy.

Important information

You should first try out the food which you take with you, before you head off into the wilderness and only live off your backpack provisions for an extended period of time. There's nothing worse than being out in the wild, suddenly realizing that you cannot tolerate the food, and your stomach or bowel then goes on strike. Naturally, you should also take any food intolerances into account.

Of course, this article just shows a few of the countless ways in which you can feed yourself on a trekking trip.

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