However, from a survival culture stand point, calories are really important. “Calories are the fuel that runs your engine. If we don’t have enough calories we are going to be at a deficit for dealing with cold weather,” says Tim. For those who spend time in the elements and are exposed to the cold weather, they need to eat more. Tim puts it all in perspective pointing to trappers and hunters long ago who consumed 10,000 calories a day to fuel their physical endeavors. In addition to fueling your body to meet physical exertion requirements, Tim says your body also burns calories to help keep you warm and rewarm your tissue every time you breathe in cold or frozen air. So, what should you eat to fuel your body for a chilly outdoor adventure? Tim says take snacks that will give you quick energy, in addition to eating a big breakfast that will give you carbs, fat and protein. Another direct contradiction of modern culture, Tim says bacon isn’t your enemy. “Hell yea bacon is better than oatmeal!”
For more on Tim or to find out about his survival classes visit www.AdvancedSurvivalTraining.com. Tim is also Outdoor Life's Survival Blogger and you can check that out at www.OutdoorLife.com/survival and he now teaches online survival classes at www.OutdoorLifeU.com.