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    Mini Goon
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    Hello outdoorsy peeps..

    I want to read up a bit more on nutrition, to overhaul my diet a bit but also for mountain menus. Any one know a good book that's factual, simple, non-techie, accurate, reasonably priced etc. Am not much of a reader so it must be a 'just the facts mam' kinda thing.

    Over to you lot (and spare me the crispy haddock, pilchards and weird uses for Mars bars stuff!!)

    Cheers, Paul

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    Dr Chris Fenn had a book on nutrition out a few tears ago but I can't remember the title.

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    I once saw Chris Fenn eating a bag of crisps... No really, shocking stuff. Depends a bit on what you want to know about nutrition. For the basic principles of what works on the mountain, Mark Twight's book Extreme Alpinism is pretty good, but it won't tell you what you should be eating the rest of the time - organic muesli etc - and it's more a hard core climbing manual than anything else. So it's probably useless to you.

    I'll get my coat.

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    I've got mine on!!!!

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    Thanks to Pete and Mike. The Time Outdoors articles have given me 10 pages of stuff to work through. Fenn's book looks good at £5.99 but paying half again for postage at £3.00 seems a bit OTT. There are a few at Amazon but will probably browse the shelves at a bookshop too.

    Cheers all, PB

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    I recommend reading Survival of the Fittest by Dr Mike Stroud. He was Ranulph Fiennes's polar expedition companion, and has also completed in many marathons and adventrue races. His book is a combination of technical research and personal experience, and very much geared towards the outdoors person, unlike most textbooks. And despite the fact that he is both a soldier and a doctor, it is remarkably entertaining.

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    I recommend Dr Chris Fenn's The Energy Advantage - it even made me give up caffeine!

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