Planning a sea kayak or rowing trip along the Maine Island Trail? Through proper fueling, these energy-demanding endeavors can be more fulfilling, safe, and enjoyable. Please join MITA trustee and expedition paddler Dan Carr for a discussion on planning for the nutritional demands of human-powered outdoor travel.
Dan will review common rules of thumb regarding caloric energy demands for sea kayaking and rowing against other modes of human-powered travel and normal energy demands of daily life. These rules of thumb will be compared to estimates derived using calorie calculators, data from commercially available fitness monitors, and values from published studies.
These estimates will be used along with common nutritional guidelines to review commonly used trail foods. Examples of ways to improve the energy and nutritional content of trail food will be provided.