Thru-Hiking Calorie and Food Weight Calculator

How much food should you take on your next hike? It depends…

The number of calories you will consume on a hike depends on many factors. We narrowed the variables down to five essential components: the number of days hiking, your body weight, average number of hours hiking (not including breaks), the hours you sleep, and the fat content of the food you eat. By using the Calorie & Food Weight Calculator below, you should get a good estimate of how much food you need for your next backpacking adventure.

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