[pct-l] Food Options
jeff.singewald at comcast.net
jeff.singewald at comcast.net
Mon May 21 12:15:29 CDT 2007
My bad folks! I may have been hungry at times along the trail, but cannibalism wasn't my cup of tea! I guess what I meant to say was that with my resupply strategy I rarely ever had to eat the same MEAL more than once every 12 days.
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From: jeff.singewald at comcast.net
> Glad to hear that you are taking your first trip out on the PCT. I'm willing to
> bet you are going to have an incredible journey. You will hear many different
> opinions on this list, but when someone shares an opinion like:
> "You're making a classic first-timer's mistake, and practically guaranteeing
> that your hike will fail (assuming you're thru-hiking,"
> Take it for what it's worth. It is only one opinion. Bill has no clue as to
> your ability and to state that you are practically guaranteeing that your hike
> will fail is complete BS. Last year, I purchased nearly 3 months of food
> supplies in advance for my thru-hike and would not have changed a thing. This
> strategy worked very well for me. I did a lot of research prior to my hike and
> found 12 dehydrated/freeze-dried dinners from Mary Jane Farms and Alpine Aire
> that I enjoyed. I had no problems coordinating my resupplies so that I rarely
> ate the same people more than once every twelve days.
> Don't worry about making first-timer mistakes... you will learn from them and
> you will be better for it. Take our advise for what it's worth but in the long
> run, do what you think is best, and throw up the finger to anyone that suggests
> that your hike is practically guarnateed to fail simply because you are not
> doing the hike the way that they would do it.
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> From: "William Skaggs"
> > >>From: "Daniel Shephard"
> > >I'm hiking with 2 other guys (all in our 20s in good shape) and am wondering
> > what people suggest as far as packing food if we don't plan on resupplying any
> > more often than 2 weeks.
> > > [...]
> > >So basically, my question is: what is the cheapest, lightest way to carry
> > enough food for 3 guys. I do have a stove.
> > >
> > >Thanks!
> > >
> > >-Firsttimer on the PCT
> > You're making a classic first-timer's mistake, and practically
> > guaranteeing that your hike will fail (assuming you're thru-hiking,
> > which you didn't specifically say). It takes 25-30 pounds per
> > person to feed a 20-something male for two weeks without running
> > a deficit, and when you are on the trail day after day for weeks,
> > your food tastes change in ways that are very hard to predict.
> > If you try to organize everything ahead of time with such stringent
> > constraints, it's almost a sure bet that you'll end up with huge
> > quantities of food that you won't be able to choke down.
> > It seems like most experienced thru-hikers end up buying a
> > lot of their food along the way, but in any case, you'll have
> > a much better chance of the hike lasting for a while if you
> > give yourself some flexibility on your food options and give
> > yourself the chance to buy a significant amount of it in the
> > towns you pass through.
> > Best wishes,
> > -- bill
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