[pct-l] Cal/ ounce, nutritionu

Diane Soini dianesoini at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 08:40:41 CST 2014

There is little difference between shopping along the way and buying  
from home since a grocery store is a grocery store. So, if you will  
be buying your food from a regular grocery store, buying along the  
way from any town that has a regular grocery store and shipping ahead  
from the trail to any store that doesn't have one is the healthy,  
easy option. All you need is a list of the towns with the big grocery  
stores. Yogi has that.

That sounds daunting and risky because you have no idea how much food  
you need. But once you get out there you'll see that it's much the  
same as regular life. You'll know how many days it'll take you to get  
somewhere and you'll just stock your "pantry".

If you follow Jeffrey's cooking method of a starchy substrate, a  
binder, a soup, some goodies and fat, then the healthiest option  
would be to determine which of those ingredients cannot be found in  
an ordinary grocery store and then make sure you have prepared boxes  
for these items in advance. If you send too much, you can either  
ditch the extra in a hiker box or mail it ahead to yourself up the  
trail or send it back home. If you send too little, it'll work out.

On Jan 14, 2014, at 8:33 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:

> From: Michael Slusser <michael.slusser at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Cal/ ounce, nutritionu
> As I'm trying to figure out how to resupply and am feeling  
> overwhelmed by
> the math, can those who propose the "healthier than shopping along  
> the way"
> option (which sounds good but seems much more complex) maybe  
> outline their
> resupply strategy? I look at a giant list of towns, mail drops,  
> resupply
> boxes, nutrition labels, Ziploc bags, and hiker recipes and I'm lost.
> Professor

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