Hello all, heres my sitch: Will be hiking continuously from June 7 to mid August, roadtrip with pops from mid August to early September, then ADK for a month. So its 2.5 months on, 3 weeks off (still hiking but fattening up on human food as well), 1 month on. The diet I've come up with seems to be surprisingly balanced, considering I'll be leaving the woods every 7-10 days or so to resupply at which point I will try and grab some fresh veggies, cheese, pepperoni, etc. Stuff that will only last a day or two on the trail. I don't want to risk having more food than can fit in the can (trail magic weight adds up especially when you hitchhike), so I'll keep the supply boxes to 7 days worth of food and if I plan on more time out, I can grab stuff in town.
Cal content for 110 days
Peanuts - 25 lbs = 67,200
Almonds - 5 lbs = 12,880
Cashews - 1 lb 2,608
Raisins - 15 lbs 20,160
Flame jumbo raisins - 5 lbs 6,880
Pitted dates - 6,316
Dried figs - 5,600
Dried apples - 5,440
Oatmeal - 15 lb 26,880
Pastina - 13 lb 8,880 + 30 oz olive oil - 7,440
Peanut butter - 20 lb 54,450
Pita bread - 165 slices 28,050
Cheese & crack - 110 packs 22,000
Freeze dried - 110 meals 33,000
~ 2750 cals per day! So combined with whatever town food I can snag, would I be running dangerously low on my daily needs? (I weigh 200 lbs with a full pack and plan on 15 mile/ 5,000 ft days). I got my fiber, carbs (mostly complex), proteins, all sorts of vitamins from dried (and when possible, fresh) fruit and veggies. What am I missing? For those interested, my daily breakdown is as follows:
Breakfast: Oatmeal (3 kinds, 100 g per day x 70 days); Pastina w/ 1 oz olive oil (1 serving x 40 days).
Continuous trail food: GORP (peanuts, almonds, cashews, raisins, jumbo flame raisins, cranberries); Fruit Mix (dried figs, dried apples, pitted dates); Cheese & crackers. 8 oz of GORP, 3 oz of fruit mix, 1 pack of crackers per day.
1st Dinner: Freeze dried (seven meals, six kinds (all have beef or chicken), two call for pita bread for wilderness tacos!) (14 slices of pita bread per 7-10 days).
2nd Dinner: Peanut butter on pita bread (28 oz jar per 7-10 days). Alternate: Peanut butter directly into mouth.
In every other supply box, I will have included a tube of Camelbak hydration tabs, a film can of sodium bicarbonate (toothpaste), and a small amount of multivitamins and fish oil capsules. Omega-3's baby!