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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Yeah, yeah, yeah on 07/20/2011 20:42:27 MDT Print View

I hear you about SUL - but only in terms of SUL being to lightweight backpacking as race cars are to daily street driving. i.e. SUL often isn't practical enough in the eyes of most backpackers.

That said, SUL backpackers, like race cars, lead the way technologically and in design. There's a real need for SUL folks to be out there on the trail testing and refining materials and designs for the more "weight challenged" of us. I do believe it was SULers who brought us Cuben "fabric", among other nice things.

Now... if SUL folks could just find a way to make food lighter (with less f^$&!ng sodium) THAT would be a great breakthrough. Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are it, for now, the latter usually being lightest. And I guess pastas will never get any lighter.

Edited by Danepacker on 07/24/2011 18:00:28 MDT.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Yeah, yeah, yeah on 07/20/2011 21:54:46 MDT Print View

Here's your food solution to all the sodium and garbage in commercial food:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/quick_healthy_meals_with_an_ultralight_cook_kit.html

I think this article paves the road for some pretty fresh, wholesome, healthy trail food. The quality of what's being eaten compared to the weight is pretty darn good; Clelland and Lauren really changed the way I approached backpacking food with this article. This, and reading Jardines ideas about carrying fresh foods (I was on a backpacking trip with someone and they thought it was funny that I was pulling out apples and bananas. I love carrying onions if I'm woodfire cooking).

I think the article proves that with proper planning, good food shouldn't weigh or cost too much more than the store bought junk.

tyler marlow
(like.sisyphus) - F

Locale: UTAH
Re: Yeah, yeah, yeah on 07/21/2011 19:49:31 MDT Print View

Wrong thread

Edited by like.sisyphus on 07/21/2011 20:04:21 MDT.