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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
JMT Food PDF on 03/20/2011 22:28:45 MDT Print View

A link to the PDF for my JMT food list is here:

If anyone's interested.

More sodium than I'd like, but I'll live; I'd rather have the ease of a simple menu as I won't be resupplying.

Edited by xnomanx on 03/20/2011 22:33:21 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 08:37:09 MDT Print View

If I were to give a couple thoughts: on the ramen - you don't need the entire package of seasoning, even for 1.5 packs ramen. Sprinkle in as needed to control the sodium (that is after all where nearly all of it is). And on the taters - are you using the tortilla to eat it with? If you read brands there can be a difference of half or more of the sodium (some are over 600 mg a tortilla! If you study brands you can find some that are in the 100-200 range).

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 08:49:06 MDT Print View

Yeah, potato burritos. I'll likely dehydrate some Morningstar veggie sausage patties (crumbled) to beef up the burritos. I use Trader Joe's whole wheat tortillas...only 150mg sodium each. I usually go pretty sparing on the ramen seasoning as well; I use a spoonful of Sambal Oelek chili paste for most of my flavor...don't know what the sodium is on that, though.

Overall, it's not too much of a concern; I'm only out ~9 days and eat well otherwise. I've done this sort of diet on plenty of trips and don't have any trouble with it...If it were for months, it might be a different story.

I prefer nothing but fresh food on most trips but as I have to cram 9 days into a bear can, I don't have much room for luxuries.

Edited by xnomanx on 03/21/2011 08:58:54 MDT.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 09:22:11 MDT Print View

I am not a nutritionist, but it seems to me that more salt than normal might be a good thing. Hiking for 9 days at over 20 miles per day is going to generate a lot of sweat, and a loss of body minerals and salts.

For example, if I hike long miles over several days, the back of my shirt turns white and has a crusty layer of minerals.

BTW, I have seen Craig build a burrito. Doesn't take long and really looks good!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 10:03:05 MDT Print View

Tater burritos are the best ;-)

Sambal Olek is good for the soul! :-D

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 10:16:50 MDT Print View


Your food lists looks good to me.

Crushed chips: for variety, look at Terra Chips instead of Pringles. More expensive, but 70mg of sodium per serving instead of 170mg and a little calcium, Vitamin A and iron. I usually measure out servings on my scale, then crush them in a large ziploc with a rolling pin, transfer them to a snack size bag and eat with a spoon.

Also, I like Sarah's granola/pb tortillas for breakfast, although I use TJ's almond butter with flax. Takes longer than a bar, but a least a little different taste/texture to start the day.

Good luck on the JMT!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: JMT Food PDF on 03/21/2011 12:36:39 MDT Print View

I am eating the flax seed PB that Target sells...oh wow, GOOD stuff!!

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
FLAX seed PB?? on 03/24/2011 21:52:09 MDT Print View

Sarah, I'll try it but how could it taste like peanut butter?

BTW, let me take this opportunity to thank you for "Freezerbag Cooking". That little book has made backpacking meals fantastic. I'm one of those who, like the French, "Live to eat", and not the other way around.

When I "cook" my FB meals in camp & stick them in my fleece cozy inevitably I get other backpackers inquiring about my unusual meals. They are crunching on the commercial freeze-dried fare and not loving it as I eat clam chowder with real (retort pouch) clams, rehydrated potatoes & celery & spices. Mmmmm...

When is FBC II coming out?

Edited by Danepacker on 03/24/2011 21:53:44 MDT.