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Greg Lewis
(gpl916) - F

Locale: PNW
Ensure on 04/08/2010 19:51:25 MDT Print View

I went on an S24O the other day. I stopped by the store to pick up some Nido for a granola breakfast but they were out. I didn't want to dink around too much so I grabbed some ensure vanilla. I used it with the granola and it was pretty good. I am thinking about using it in the future for this purpose. I figure, for at least desert hiking, I either would have to carry the water to mix with it or the ensure. My question is- how long do you think it would last if opened and repackaged in a 1/2L platy? What about when it's 100F out?

Oh yeah, it gave me a 250 cal boost for breakfast!

Thanks for your input.

Edited by gpl916 on 04/08/2010 19:52:04 MDT.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Ensure on 04/09/2010 00:37:40 MDT Print View


You can buy a dry form of Ensure. It comes in a can and has 14ounces of the dry Ensure in it. You mix it 1/2 cup to 6 ounces of water. I have used this hiking.

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Ensure on 04/09/2010 09:18:46 MDT Print View

I would not use opened pre mixed ensure in high heat for very long. The protein will go bad plus warm ensure tastes nasty. Get the powder.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Ensure on 04/09/2010 12:58:36 MDT Print View

"plus warm ensure tastes nasty"

+1, emphatically!

All maltrodextrin drink products, when warm, are nasty. You might get the first one down, but I'd put money against the 2nd one.

Greg Lewis
(gpl916) - F

Locale: PNW
Re: Ensure on 04/09/2010 16:28:52 MDT Print View

Thanks, I guess I didn't even think about a powdered form. I will give that a try on the next trip. Between the ensure/ granola and the probars, I never got hungry until late (6pm'ish) in the day.

Bill, what's the white pouch in the lower right?


Edited by gpl916 on 04/09/2010 16:30:28 MDT.