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Packing for the Colorado Trail
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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Packing for the Colorado Trail on 07/07/2011 13:14:59 MDT Print View

Tomorrow my buddy and I leave for Durango to do the southern half of the CT. Here I sit in my study packing food for 20 days. Packing food is THE most time-consuming part of getting ready for a trip (not counting conditioning).

I dread packing food but know I have to do it with care so I'll have enough good eats on the trail. That includes TRYING to do other things for breakfast besides instant oatmeal every morning. I think some mornings I'll just eat one or two energy bars with coffee and other times I'll have freeze-dried scrambled eggs with pre-cooked turkey bacon. Suggestions?

Jason McSpadden
(JBMcSr1) - M

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Breakfast on the Colorado Trail on 07/07/2011 15:35:13 MDT Print View

In my opinion instant oatmeal is not very nutritious. Regular oatmeal is much better for you. I also bring a variety of healthy, nutrient packed granolas and simply add a spoonful or two of dried milk, add water and then stir. Dried scrambled eggs, cheese, chorizo, dehydrated salsa all wrapped up in a toasted flour tortilla is pretty good too.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Packing for the Colorado Trail on 07/07/2011 15:40:33 MDT Print View

Look at Sarah's > recipes > breakfast. I like the PB and Honey Granola Wraps.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Thanks on 07/07/2011 19:53:30 MDT Print View

I'll do the tortilla idea in a pita.

I do have a copy of "Freezer Bag Cooking" so I'll look at some of Sara's breakfasts.

P.S Most of my dinners are freezer bag and I plan to eat very well.

Edited by Danepacker on 07/07/2011 19:54:28 MDT.

Tim Drescher
(timdcy) - M

Locale: Gore Range
CT breakfasts on 07/08/2011 01:14:56 MDT Print View

I'll be starting my CT thru hike arount the 20th. Breakfast will either consist of Mary Janes outragous outback oatmeal (with dried berries that I added), packit gourmet jump start fruit smoothies, and some of my super calorie loaded trail mix. While not exactly all that light or even economical for that matter, at least ill be eating hearty meals for breakfast.