I'm planning to do some light backpacking for the first time. I created a sample menu, although I really have no idea how many calories I typically consume. Looking at some online calculators I get required 'maintenance' estimates between 2 and 3,000 cal/day, this variation is probably due to assumptions of activity (2k seems a reasonable estimation for a day spent in bed, 3k for a typical day). Most likely, my intake is ~3,500 calories per day, though this is just a guess.
This week I'll try to record what I eat.
The following week, I'll experiment with car-camping to see how I feel with a backpacking menu, and to make sure there are no obvious problems.
Below is a sample meal plan for a day. I can't really estimate amounts yet. I'm posting this to get some initial opinions, and to see if there is anything that I have overlooked.
MEAL PLAN 1
-grapefruit (if possible)
-coffee (cold brew if no hot water)
-trail mix (almonds, pistchios, walnuts, raisins, dates, figs)
-jerky (home made, with cider vinegar, honey, salt, spices)
-jerky OR sardines and crackers
This seems to cover most bases, there is vitamin E in the nuts, other vits and potassium in dried fruit, calcium in sardines, other minerals and B complex in jerky, carbs in crackers and honey, fats in nuts/nut butter, and complete protein in jerky and sardines. Vit C is difficult, so I have included grapefruit (at least for a few days).
Thanks for looking,