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Hiking Calorie Calculator – How Many Calories do I Need when Hiking?

hiking calorie calculator

Hiking burns a lot of calories. Like, a lot of calories. Especially if you’re slogging uphill for hours, carrying a heavy load, or covering a lot of miles in a short period of time. How many calories? Well, that depends. On how much you weigh and how hard you’re working, for starters. But don’t worry, we’ve worked it all out for you in this handy calorie calculator so you can easily figure out how many calories you burn while hiking (and how many calories you should eat while hiking). Then, if you need some ideas for how to fuel up, subscribe for a free e-book full of vegan backcountry cooking recipes (including hiking snacks), and stock up on these vegan staples you can order from Amazon (we like vegan jerky best). Now fuel up and get out there and wander on!

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