[Cdt-l] Food Weight, ETC
Trekker4 at aol.com
Trekker4 at aol.com
Fri Mar 1 10:24:12 CST 2013
My food weight is 1.25 lbs/dy, including stove and fuel; I don't cook, so
there is no stove and fuel. I eat granola for breakfast; 4 different snacks
during the day-2 different bars, 4 oz Soya-Kaas cheese, & trail mix; and a
ProBar for dinner. Works for me, but probably wouldn't work for everyone.
I eat a lot of the food walking, which helps get my 15+ days, as I seem to
be a slower hiker than almost everyone. Again, works for me.
Bob "Trekker" Brewer
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of Texas
In a message dated 2/27/2013 10:24:33 A.M. Central Standard Time,
doug-sue at centurylink.net writes:
Just wondering if there are any tips for saving on food weight?
Better to carry a little less than a little more?
And am I the only one that finds some foods that sound good to me at home-
I had hardly stand on the trail?
I am finding a more bland type food appeals to me better than the spicy
Just a note: I just spent 3 dys/ 2 nights in the Superstition Mts in AZ.
I tried out my new Zpack Hexamoid solo plus tent. I had frost on the
inside both nights.
I used my 30* summer bag in temps well below that and was cold both
nights. I tried using a small quilt I had Feathered Friends make for me that is
about 4' x 5' inside the bag for added warmth but I could not get the quilt
to cooperate with me and it kept moving around all night. Maybe I could
safety pin it in place. Cold nights are miserable and I think I am coming
down with a cold.
I hiked out yesterday doing a 15 miler with lots of ups and down. Legs
are tired today.
I am going to sell the quilt on eBay.
Work on the diet- I am going to be trying some new combinations today and
see how they work. I have enough Esbit tabs for this trip. A Dicks store
in Michigan was cleaning out its stock and I bought all they had for under
$4 a box- I picked up hundreds of tabs.
My best trail food is a block of cheese and a nice onion on a tortilla
shell and an individual pack of mayonnaise.
Substituting a small foil pack of salmon makes a great meal, too.
The NB trail shoes did well on the trip.
The batteries in my SteriPen failed but I had a back up filter with me. I
can't stand any floaties in my water or strange colors and even with the
prefilter I am not sure I like using a steriPen. I may put those up on eBay
today and just use the heavier MSR water filter- no failure- reliable.
working my way up a long incline yesterday I could feel my pulse throbbing
in my head and I started to hear a strange soound like a train going by
that lasted for well over an hour even though I sat down and waiting for the
pulse to go back down. I told my wife, the nurse, about it when I got home
last night and she didn't think that was a good thing. I have a doctor
appointment going up on March 10 and will discuss that with her then.
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