[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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