Why would we want to know about calorie consumption. Two reasons, most of us want to loose weight and look at kayaking as a sport that keeps us in good shape. We all know that to loose weight we have to burn more than we eat. On the other hand when doing a long trip we need to eat enough to prevent muscle loss, and thus need to calculate daily calorie intake to stay healthy.
Luckily for us kayakers there is someone out there who has done all the hard work and published a great easy to understand paper on this subject.
It seems that she is also an avid kayaker and photographer