Vector cereal on the trail
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Blair Gentes
(blastreach) - F
Vector cereal on the trail on 09/07/2009 21:47:54 MDT Print View

Has anyone ever brought Kellogs Vector cereal on the trail?

Per 55g serving, it has 215 calories. Granted thats definately not the highest calorie to weight ratio out there, but it's not too bad. This cereal is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
http://www.kelloggs.ca/cgi-bin/klog-canada/fileBlob.pl?md5=1c03a20e10f89e0078b8b26950c0080d

Next year I plan on thru hiking the PCT. Would this cereal (by itself or mixed with other nuts, etc) be a good idea to take along? Where I live I can get 2kg for about $10, so money isn't the issue. Are there other cereals targeted at athletes I should be looking at?

Thanks,
Blair

Edited by blastreach on 09/07/2009 22:00:27 MDT.

Spruce Goose
(SpruceGoose) - F

Locale: New England
Granola on 09/08/2009 10:12:41 MDT Print View

Granola?

Brian Lewis
(brianle) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
how many resupply boxes? on 09/08/2009 10:52:50 MDT Print View

"Would this cereal (by itself or mixed with other nuts, etc) be a good idea to take along?"

Since you'll rarely be able to buy this in trail towns, it boils down to how many resupply boxes you want. I went with more last year than I would if I did it again; it can be a PITA to get into a trail town just after the post office closes, and have to wait a full day or even two full days for a box you [had] sent there. So my recommendation would be to find foods that you're happy to eat from large and even middle-sized grocery stores. Of course augment that with things you think you might like in resupply boxes you do send, so long as you don't mind contributing sometimes to hiker boxes.

You can always adjust that process when you get to large towns by putting together boxes for yourself on-the-spot to mail ahead, after you have a better idea of what's working for you.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Homemade Energy Bars with Vector Cereal on 09/08/2009 12:57:43 MDT Print View

I use Vector cereal to make these...

http://www.wildernesscooking.com/fork/trail-food.htm

While you can use any cereal you like, I do find that Vector works best. At the time I created the recipe Vector was pretty new to the marketplace.

Dicentra OPW
(dicentra) - F

Locale: PNW
Vector? on 09/16/2009 22:48:55 MDT Print View

Like a mosquito carrying malaria??? :)


After doing a little googling on Vector, it looks like they make a sort of trail bar too...

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Vector on 09/17/2009 06:11:52 MDT Print View

The Vector bar isn't a trail bar really... more of a granola bar marketed for the general public. You can get more nutrition, calories and such by incorporating it into your own recipes. Homemade also tastes better. Some of the Vector bars get quite messy in the heat as well as they are coated in chocolate.