Ok, so I've seen the whole 1.5lbs of food per person per day, etc. But, I would like to see your daily food list by item, weight and calories. I'll post an example at the end.
I'm trying to build my ideal packing list, item by item in a spreadsheet, so I can see what exactly I will be carrying after a few new items are purchased. However, I have gotten a little stuck when it comes to food. Our last 3 day trip it looks like we were only eating at most 1550 calories/day. (two instant oatmeals/breakfast, PROBAR/lunch, mountain house 2serving/dinner, about 1/2 cup trailmix/snack) Other than doubling the trail mix I don't see how I could have eaten more. Had to choke down my MH dinner as 2servings is A LOT.
For my pack list I've doubled my trailmix and added an ounce of olive oil to my breakfast and dinner(Gonna have to try before the next trip, see if I can handle it...) and this is what I get for a 3 day trip with 2 people:
**BREAKFAST(2 instant oatmeal w/1oz olive oil) = 10.5oz(2days x 2people); 520cal.(per person)
**LUNCH(ProBar) = 18oz(3days x 2people); 390cal.(per person)
**SNACK(5oz trailmix) = 30oz(3days x 2people); 850cal.(per person)
**DINNER(2serving MH per person w/1oz Oil) = 23oz(2days x 2people); 800cal.(per person)
That comes out to 2560cal. per person, per day at a total weight of 5.1 lb.
According to the 1.5lb. per person, per day standard, I should be taking a total weight of 9 lb. Almost double what I'm actually taking which makes me worry that I'm not getting enough calories? I'd rather loose than gain weight when backpacking, especially since we gotta get cheeseburgers on the 5hr. drive to and from...
FYI, I'm 6'tall, 155lb. doing 9-10 miles a day in the Sierras. wife is 5'
So, what are you guys actually consuming calorie wise, and what do all those calories weigh?