Could it be the perfect hiker food?
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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Could it be the perfect hiker food? on 07/10/2009 18:52:16 MDT Print View

(This is totally tongue in cheek you all!)

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Averaging 480 calories and 20 grams fat, they weigh in at 4 1/2 ounces.

Do the math and see the benefits of the calories. Even better...you can just stick in in your maw while you hike. No chewing needed!

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Perfect food on 07/10/2009 18:54:37 MDT Print View

AND bears really love 'em!

Lori Pontious
(lori999) - M

Locale: Central Valley
Coming to a bear can near you... on 07/10/2009 19:16:01 MDT Print View

I used to beg mamma for a chocolate creme pie, every trip to the store. Mmmmmmm.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Coming to a bear can near you... on 07/10/2009 19:19:19 MDT Print View

:-D

What is funny is that Hostess still uses beef fat for the frying. I noticed Safeway finally pulled it out.

Sadly, I loved these as a kid. Dang, how can tallow taste soooo good? ;-)

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Could it be the perfect hiker food on 07/10/2009 20:20:24 MDT Print View

Tasty, maybe; bulky, yes.
450 calories in 4 oz = only 112 calories per oz.

For less bulk and more go-power, try these: I make up 3 oz net weight packets of each for snacks, except for the big Payday bar which is 3.4 oz as purchased

cashews = 170 cal/oz.........3 oz = 510 cals

Pringles = 150 cal/oz........3 oz = 450 cals

Peanut M&Ms = 144 cal/oz.....3 oz = 432 cals

King size Payday bar = 140 cal/oz...3.4 oz = 476 cals

Edited by wandering_bob on 07/10/2009 20:20:54 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Could it be the perfect hiker food on 07/10/2009 20:54:08 MDT Print View

Tasty, maybe; bulky, yes.

Not being required to use a bear can where I normally hike ... I think I could find room for a couple of those in my food bag. Maybe one for each of the even numbered days, or perhaps those divisible by 3;-)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Could it be the perfect hiker food on 07/10/2009 21:05:01 MDT Print View

Problem is...for me 3 out of the 4 above items I can't eat due to braces :-( I am 1 year 7 months in....

Pringles are the only thing I can eat in that list.....

As a side bennie, the Safeway versions are all dye free except for cherry flavor.

M7M's have dye so I can't have them either.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Give me trashy pie! on 07/12/2009 20:17:00 MDT Print View

MMMM! Pie!

'Cause nothing says yummmmm like a trash pie on the trail on a hot Saturday on the Cascade Crest!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Give me trashy pie! on 07/13/2009 10:58:23 MDT Print View

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;-)

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Yay for fat and sugar on 07/13/2009 14:11:32 MDT Print View

Pie

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Fruit Pies on 07/13/2009 14:45:58 MDT Print View

I have been known to eat the Fred Meyer brand lemon fruit pies. They're inedible in town, but they taste great on the trail. Now that I have the seal of approval from Sarah and Dicentra, I will feel guilty no longer!

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Dicentra's approval? on 07/13/2009 15:26:42 MDT Print View

Hah! Now that's funny.

I'll eat ANYTHING!!! :)