First I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jim Kershaw and I have been a long time reader of the site. In about 1 month (May 23) I will be headed to Kahiltna Glacier in Alaska for a Mountaineering Course. I am almost all prepared for the course, and have been training for the past 6 months....
However, the most daunting task is still ahead. I have to pack and plan 42 meals and bring them from NC to AK. Since I arrive in Alaska 2 days early, I have the opportunity to hit the grocery store for some last minute moderately perishable items, like cheese and deli meat.
It is suggested that we splurge a bit for the first week before moving deeper into the the range. This is ideal since we only have to go about 3 mi from the airstrip to set up base camp... on week two we will leave the unnecessary goods behind (and trash) at base camp, i would assume the second week will be the main focus of dehydrated foods.
Things to note. I will have snow and ice all around me, so once on the glacier I will be able to keep things cold.
I have begun to develop a meal plan which can be seen here:
Initially i figured it may be a good idea to do a protein heavy flavorful flapjack for breakfast, some tea, and a fruit strip/snacks but Im not sure.
I am totally open to suggestions and looking for any that you folks may have. I have planned for 4 days camping, but never 14...at altitude... in snow.
I have ordered a lot of "Fantastic Food" mixes (beans, tofu scramble, hummus, vegetarian chili, taco mix) as well as condiments from minimus.biz
I welcome all tips tricks and suggestions..... I am overwhelmed here honestly and am worried I may never figure this thing out in time. I don't mind buying Mountain House, but at $7-$9 a pop, I would like to minimize it.