[Cdt-l] Food Weight, ETC

Bob Bankhead wandering_bob at comcast.net
Fri Mar 1 14:02:31 CST 2013

I think most hikers, even some experienced ones, tend to over-estimate their
food intake for the first few weeks. It is not uncommon for the added
exertion level of the first few days (vs. that of "normal" life) to
radically decrease the appetite. You just don't feel like eating much. After
you've about exhausted your body's reserve food supply, the problem
reverses; you can't eat ENOUGH. 


I've found that 16 oz. of food per day works for the first week. Weeks 2 and
beyond go up to 20 oz., then 24, and sort of levels off there until those
reserves are consumed, then it's "Sadie, bar the door". If it holds still
long enough to get a spork into it, it's mine!


From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of ks1007 at aol.com
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2013 11:47 AM

you wouldn't believe the food that hikers left in the hiker box when we were
angels - they would over pack food for the first 2 1/2 days and have a
re-supply box waiting for them at the PO - they didn't seem to eat very much
the first days on the trail - rudy even left some french freeze dried meals
that later hikers took



Deming, NM

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