Daily calorie intact could be a more serious problem on long yak camping trips.
After only a couple of hours in our Oasis, my wife and I can eat a daily calorie intake and still lose weight.
Our younger 40 something son is addicted to bicycle riding and does over 10k miles a year of what he calls fun riding and 5-10 daily miles of commuting riding. He got into trouble a few years ago in Portland by sticking to a normal human's diet.
We had tried to tell him, his daily 2-2500 calories wasn't enough for him. He didn't listen and developed GI problems. Fortunately, the GI doc, he saw was a serious bicycle rider. He told our son to load up with the calories daily and before and during the weekend. When our son asked how much, the Dr. told him to forget the number of calories, just to eat balanced intakes until he wasn't hungry.
He hasn't had a problem since then. He is back in the Napa Valley and is a cellar master in a three story winery. So does a lot of daily stair climbing each day. Starting with the bottling of in August of aged wine and the harvest and crush of premium reds in Sept/Oct/Nov. and his daily rides, he still loses weight with no restrictions re calorie intake.
His teen aged niece, our grand daughter is a competive dancer and does serious dancing practice 4-5 times per week. When, she isn't dancing at class, she is exercising at home/school. She can pop off 40 real pushups several times a day. Instead of a six pack ab, she has an 8 pack.
A couple of years ago we did cab rides for she and her brother while their parents were on vacation for a week. She is built like her uncle/our son with basically zero fat on her lean/trim body. We could see that she was heading into the same under daily calorie intake problems as her uncle. We suggested that she go to her doctor and explain what her daily activity was. Her parents listened to us.
They took her to her doctor, and his advise was the same our son got. Eat and stop worrying about calorie intake. At first this was tough for her parents as both of them besides good daily exercise, have to watch their daily food intake, not to gain weight.
Now, she out eats everyone in her home and our family except her uncle. In a year + on an unrestricted calorie but balanced diet. She has gained about 6 pounds. She is still on the low side of the suggested weight for a girl of her age and height.
Pedaling a Hobie Oasis, several hours per day on a long camping trip, along with the fresh air and other positive enviro impacts would eliminate being overweight for most of us. However, one would need a lot of balanced food intake each day.
Mary Skater wrote:
When people start discussing long trips and payload, one question which comes to my mind is, "how much water do you need to carry?" I've read accounts of long sea trips by kayak in places like Baja California, where fresh water is scarce and a lot has to be carried. It may not be an issue at all, depending on where you go, but it's something to consider when you're working out your ballast.