A few weeks ago I was hiking in the rain. I had eaten two US Wellness Pemmican bars and had hiked all day and done trail maintenance. My job was to toss large branches over the side of the trail. Pretty tiring work. After a while it started to rain. My poncho was shredded by the brush in about 5 minutes. I got very wet and very cold, being still March and about 4000 feet elevation. By the time I was setting up my shelter for the night, my hands were numb and I was shivering but not yet stupid. Despite having eaten about 800-1000 calories the entire day, I was not hungry at all. I forced myself to eat some chocolate but I couldn't bring myself to make dinner. I should have made something hot to eat but all I wanted to do was cuddle in my sleeping bag.
Originally Posted by otzi
So yeah, you're right. If you are truly very cold, you lose your hunger for sure.
I ride a scooter most of the time. I hate being cold when I ride. But I could make a point to try and reduce the amount of jackets and stuff I wear and see if that does anything. Or I could just keep backpacking. I keep getting the same cold windy rainy weather every time and I am too dumb to get better gear.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
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