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matt kirk
(matthew.d.kirk) - F

Locale: southern appalachians
cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 16:21:03 MST Print View

I'm planning a fastpack of the Mountains-to-Sea trail this summer. About half of the current route is on roads, which occasionally pass by convenience stores.

In order to make my resupply more efficient, I'm looking for information on nutritional info, weight and caloric content of some of the common foods found in typical convenience stores. I was wondering if there was a website or better yet, a spreadsheet with this data that anyone was aware of. Thanks.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 16:39:46 MST Print View

Calorie King will tell you all you need to know about particular items. There are other sites as well.

It's up to you to create the spreadsheet and then the "pick list", based on your favorites and the favorites of others.

Me - I'm partial to Orange Crush and Twinkies.

Edited by greg23 on 01/10/2011 16:45:13 MST.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 17:00:44 MST Print View

Matt, if you are interest I can send you a spreadsheet that has many of the high calorie foods, targeting over 125 cal/oz. It has a full breakout on protein/fat/carb split and is the "universe" of foods I will take on my PCT hike this summer. PM me if you are interested. May save you some time.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 18:12:46 MST Print View

Greg. I'd like to see that spreadsheet too. If you don't mind.

Samuel Kau
(Skau)

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 18:41:43 MST Print View

I would also really like to see that!

-Samuel

Edited by Skau on 01/10/2011 18:43:25 MST.

Daniel Allen
(Dan_Quixote) - F

Locale: below the mountains (AK)
Re: Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 19:08:01 MST Print View

+3 on seeing that spreadsheet. You should probably just post it, methinks. =)

Ken K
(TheFatBoy) - F

Locale: St. Louis
Re: Re: cracking the convenience store code on 01/10/2011 23:11:24 MST Print View

+4 on the spreadsheet.

Dug Shelby
(Pittsburgh) - F

Locale: Bay Area
+5 on seeing your spreadhseet too, Greg! on 01/11/2011 03:02:19 MST Print View

Fer sure

Dave Myers
(PatientWolf) - F - M

Locale: South Western Oklahoma
Re: +6 on seeing your spreadhseet too, Greg! on 01/11/2011 07:11:02 MST Print View

Would love to see it.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
PCT Food spreadsheet on 01/11/2011 10:13:03 MST Print View

Here is my master list of foods that have all the calorie info. There is a section on the dinners. These dinners are a combination of a base such as Hamburger helper plus other ingredients such as freezed dried ground beef, olive oil ect. The details of these meals are found in the dinner tab. The rolled up calorie count and nut info is for the entire rolled up dinner. You will notice that I use a wide variety of Hamburger Helper. This allows me to get a wide variety of "mountain house convenient" meals at a fraction of the cost.

Also, based on local or store specific brands, you may or may not have heard of many of these brands, such as little debbie. But you can use this as a guide to find those unexpected high calorie dense treats. I just done part of the work.

You can easy add rolls as you find your taste specific foods. The totals at the top should roll up.


http://tinyurl.com/45849nb

Trevor Wilson
(trevor83) - MLife

Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
Re: PCT Food spreadsheet on 01/11/2011 13:47:29 MST Print View

Greg, that looks pretty awesome. Great resource for everyone. Thanks.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: PCT Food spreadsheet on 01/11/2011 16:50:12 MST Print View

Thank You.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
excellent on 01/12/2011 07:28:45 MST Print View

that's a great resource you've created there Greg - thanks for sharing it.