Hello. New to this forum, and hoping you might havae some useful thoughts for me.
On long (a few weeks to a few months) trips in the past, I've prepared most of my food beforehand. So I had access to a kitchen, oven, raw ingredients, excel spreadheets to figure out calories and fat ratios, etc...
My next trip (starting this June) will be 9 months long. I don't think I can prepare 9 months of food in advance. This means I'll probably have to go to grocery stores in the larger towns and cities on the way, quickly buy all my food for the next month or two, and send it all off in the mail to my resupply points. And I'm poor.
So, I need suggestions for stuff that's easily found in any grocery store, doesn't require any pre-trip preparation, is cheap, and will make an adequate long-term backpacking diet.
If more info helps, this expedition will take me from Seattle to the first Aleutian Island, and will extend through winter. Some resupply points are large (e.g. Vancouver, Anchorage, Juneau), but I'll also need to find food in much smaller towns.
trip website below: