Backcountry Nutrition: Eating Beyond the Basics

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  • Discover how nutrition can help you enjoy backcountry adventure
  • Practical, science-based information presented in an easy-to-understand, useful way

Food plays a vital role in our lives, especially when we take to the backcountry. Learn what gives you energy, builds strength, keeps your immune system strong, and minimizes cranky moments. NOLS expert Mary Howley Ryan explains the nutrients you need in the backcountry, why you need them, how ...

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Overview

  • Discover how nutrition can help you enjoy backcountry adventure
  • Practical, science-based information presented in an easy-to-understand, useful way

Food plays a vital role in our lives, especially when we take to the backcountry. Learn what gives you energy, builds strength, keeps your immune system strong, and minimizes cranky moments. NOLS expert Mary Howley Ryan explains the nutrients you need in the backcountry, why you need them, how much you need, and where to find them in wilderness foods. Included is info on how to adjust for special environments or special diets and how to deal with illnesses. For recipes and more specific help with menu planning, NOLS Cookery is an excellent companion to this field guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811735056
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Series: National Outdoor Leadership School Series
  • Pages: 273
  • Sales rank: 1,461,204
  • Product dimensions: 8.18 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Howley Ryan, MS, RD, is a dietitian and an accomplished backcountry cook. She lives in Jackson, Wyoming.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Backcountry Nutrition Basics     1
Energy: Your Backcountry Fuel     6
Water: You Can't Live Without It     16
Carbohydrates: Your Brain's Favorite Food     31
Protein: More Than Muscle     43
Fat: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly     52
Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytonutrients: The Small Stuff That Matters     65
Putting the Nutritional Pieces Together in the Backcountry     96
Food and Mood     98
Staying Healthy and Managing Illness     110
Nutrition for Extreme Environments     124
Nutrition for Teens     142
Special Diets     149
Coming Home: Nutrition After Getting Out of the Field     163
For the Backcountry Professional     169
Energy Bar Recipes     179
Backcountry Nutrition Pinnacle     182
NOLS Standard Rations Items and Bulk Rationing System     187
Calculate Energy (Calorie) Needs     213
1999 NOLS Rocky Mountain Nutrition Study     216
Sample Analyses of Backcountry Field Menus     220
Appalachian Trail Nutrition Survey     239
Overview of Backcountry Nutrition Basics     246
References     253
Index     265
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