Hey Crew Member, how's your day going? Have you done any hiking trips lately?
And let me tell you this: whenever we're indoors or outdoors, there's only one thing that can make the experience extra enjoyable; food!
However, in the wilderness, one of the ubiquitous organisms you’re going to see are animals. And just like you, they are also attracted to your food.
Bears (Oh dang!)
Rodents, squirrels, birds, and all the other critters will chew right through your backpack for any morsel of food that they can get their paws on.
As a hiker, one of the things you have to bear in mind (pun intended) is to not disrupt the balance in nature, and that includes the natural diet of the animals. If they are fed human food, they can get sick or become dependent to humans, and ultimately, be a nuisance.
Moreover, minding your food is also a top priority unless you enjoy a trip to the latrine every half an hour. Make sure that you follow our tips below to guarantee yourself an enjoyable and runny poo-free camping trip...
The last thing you want to do during your camping trip is to spend most of it in an outhouse! To avoid this horrible and potentially embarrassing situation, make sure that your food is handled well and cleanly.
There are three possible ways you can be sick from improper food handling and preparation:
How to avoid fecal-oral germ transmission:
How to keep cooler food from spoiling:
If you’re car camping, it’s most probable that you also have a cooler with you. You’ll want to keep food items that are easily spoiled first, such as raw meat, eggs, milk, at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler.
There you go! We wish you a happy trip and we hope you enjoy your food as much as you enjoy the experience :)
Daniel | Founder
Hyke & Byke #GearThatGives
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