Pre-trip meal planning
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Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/17/2013 09:00:46 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:29:41 MDT.

Greg F
(GregF) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Pre-trip meal planning on 04/17/2013 13:03:09 MDT Print View

Why are you bringing the oil? Is it to add flavour or is it just to add calories. If it is just to add calories I would leave it behind because on a 1 night trip if you end up in a negative calorie balance it doesn't really matter.

If you wanted to replace the calories I would add some whole nuts. Peanuts, almonds, cashews are all over 6 calories per gram and usually can be found unsalted. Although if it his hot out salted nuts might be better.

Also for the tuna if you get it packed in oil its calories per ounce go way up.

Edited by GregF on 04/17/2013 13:04:37 MDT.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/17/2013 13:13:55 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:30:21 MDT.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Re: Re: Pre-trip meal planning on 04/17/2013 19:13:48 MDT Print View

Greg said "Why are you bringing the oil? Is it to add flavour or is it just to add calories. If it is just to add calories I would leave it behind because on a 1 night trip if you end up in a negative calorie balance it doesn't really matter."

Yeah, if I ate all that on such a short mileage overnight hike with only ~1300m elevation gain I'd gain weight! The more you eat the more you have to poop too!

So kinda overthinking it with the schedule and calorie count I'd say. Unless you have a health issue, this kind of meal planning detail only applies to thru hikes with resupply.

Since temps might drop below freezing, I'd just bring whatever boil-n-eat freeze dried meal I had handy, a few Snickers for energy boosts, and have a peanutbutter/Nutella/banana sandwich I make at home for the next morning's hike out.

Edited by rmjapan on 04/17/2013 19:20:18 MDT.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/18/2013 01:09:44 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:30:51 MDT.

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Re: Re: Re: Pre-trip meal planning on 04/18/2013 03:09:07 MDT Print View

Hey Daniel, everyone's met is different and my hiking objectives are probably not yours. I've learned I can skip a meal or three on an overnight without keeling over!

I just thought that since you are getting a fairly late start to your hike that you could fuel up with at a big breakfast and/or lunch BEFORE hitting the trail, and break camp earlier and be back on the road home in time to treat yourself to a nice lunch someplace given the relatively short distance you will cover. This BPL overnight "technique" means less supplies to carry/cook/pack out, smaller pack and fewer camp cleanup chores = more fun time.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Tuna in oil on 04/18/2013 09:04:35 MDT Print View

Tuna packed in virgin olive oil is phenomenal - and it comes in pop top cans as well. You can find some pouched olive oil tun a as well, canned tastes better though IMO.

Use the oil in the can - it is really, really good.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/18/2013 09:06:45 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:31:25 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Meal Planning Overkill on 04/18/2013 09:07:56 MDT Print View

There is nothing wrong with planning. Heck I do it for day hiking even!! :-D

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/19/2013 09:16:12 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:32:00 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Leaving the Tuna at home... on 04/19/2013 10:11:51 MDT Print View

It is great, especially if paired with fresh shredded cabbage (you know those bags of "coleslaw mix" sold?) in a tortilla...maybe some ranch or similar...tasty!

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/19/2013 10:41:26 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:32:31 MDT.

Daniel Fish
(daniel@fishfamilypdx.com)

Locale: PDX
... on 04/19/2013 21:08:56 MDT Print View

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Edited by daniel@fishfamilypdx.com on 06/09/2013 01:29:07 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: RE: Tuna Wraps on 04/19/2013 22:56:24 MDT Print View

Yep! The bagged spinach is fine to carry. I have carried a lot of greens with me, sealed :-) Tasty indeed!

Rick M
(rmjapan) - F

Locale: Tokyo, Japan
Re: Thanks again to Rick! on 04/20/2013 00:29:36 MDT Print View

You're welcome Daniel though I don't think my post warrants such emphatic gratitude. Have fun on your hike!