My son and I and a friend and his son are planning to do the Eagle Rock Loop in the Ouachita National Forest on October 9-13. This is going to be for the boys Backpacking Merit Badge for Boy Scouts, so it will be a 5 days and 30 miles, so we plan on doing some of the Points of Interest that are on the side trails so we can make a minimum 30 miles.
My last long backpacking trip I took was Philmont in 1979 and I know things have changed. Usually we only take 3 day trips.
Can someone give me some ideas of food with some variety that teens may eat too ? We will be carrying all our food with us for the full trip.
We will probably need dinner the first day and breakfast and lunch the last day and all meals the middle 3 days.
Thank you all for any help you can give us,