dave54 wrote:Ideally most of your calories should come from carbs, not fats or protein. But as noted above, it is impractical to carry enough high carb foods to meet the caloric targets. Since fat has 2x the calories per gram than carbs, that is what is easiest to carry.
Alas... so many of our daily good nutrition habits must be put aside when traveling the backcountry.
Been studying up on winter backcountry travel for search and rescue. Some of the literature is suggesting 25-30% of the diet should be fat while going skiing/shoeing/mountaineering in winter.