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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Eating Good on 07/17/2007 18:00:37 MDT Print View

Packing for an upcoming trip on the PCT:

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Not the lightest food wise, but I will be eating good ;-) Almost vegetarian this time as well (two tiny things of tuna lunch spreads are my only meat).

Edited by sarbar on 07/17/2007 18:01:23 MDT.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Grammar police. Put your typing hands on the wall... on 07/17/2007 18:17:53 MDT Print View

That would be "Eating well". :-D>

Looks delicious (except possibly the French Vanilla Coffee----but whatever spins one's frisbee?), do you do backcountry catering?

How long is the trip? And do you chart calories/protein/etc. and weight per day per person?

Edited by kdesign on 07/17/2007 18:27:57 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Grammar police. Put your typing hands on the wall... on 07/17/2007 19:11:46 MDT Print View

Ok, ok...you are right ;-)

It is pretty high in protein, a lot of pasta, beans, etc.

It isn't a long trip, 4 days on the PCT. Can't wait though!
I need to run the calories, but from what I can tell at this point, maybe 2500K or more per day. I don't need as much as you guys ;-)

Heather Pisani-Kristl
(P-K) - F

Locale: San Diego
Pasta? on 07/18/2007 14:25:57 MDT Print View

Sarah, is the pasta add-H2O-and-set, or boil-in-the-pot? Are you using alcohol, Esbits or a woodstove? Thanks.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Pasta? on 07/18/2007 15:40:28 MDT Print View

Heather, all the pasta is ready to go, add H20 :-) I cook up and dry a couple lbs every month usually.

I am actually being bad and taking my Primus canister stove, since I want to use my Fauxbaker and make cake and biscuits at night (yeah, light the food it isn't! I packed stuff like Nutella and honey packets for my biscuits). Still, 7 1/2 lbs isn't too bad weightwise for 4 days.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: Pasta? on 07/18/2007 22:11:48 MDT Print View

I really like Nutella! Here's a neat thing to do if you like Reeses peanut butter cups:

Take a small container of peanut butter, and empty out the center, leaving a small hole in the center of the container. Then take a container of Nutella and heat it in the microwave, just enough so the nutella can be poured. Then pour the nutella into the peanut butter hole to fill it. It will set up when cool.

This makes a delicious spread.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Drool...... on 07/18/2007 22:46:44 MDT Print View

Ok, that I have to do! I love Nutella. There is also another brand I get at an Asian shop from the Netherlands, Penotti "Duo Penotti" that is a striped delight of white and brown. Now, that stuff is crack. $6 a stinking jar as well!
http://www.penotti.nl/home.html

Miguel Marcos
(miguelmarcos) - F

Locale: Middle Iberia
Refined Nutella on 07/19/2007 03:03:06 MDT Print View

There's a fine Catalonian chocolate shop here in Madrid that makes their own 'nutella'. I have had none better or more dangerous; it is very hard to leave the jar untouched for too long. They also make a variety with peanuts instead of hazelnuts. Man...

Heather Pisani-Kristl
(P-K) - F

Locale: San Diego
Re: Pasta, Refined Nutella on 07/19/2007 05:55:22 MDT Print View

Sarah, I knew I should have bought that dehydrator at the Boy Scouts' yard sale!
Daniel, I am filing away the peanut-butter-and-Nutella idea. But who said you need to spread Nutella *on* anything? ;-) Tastes great on a spoon, with summit views...

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: Pasta, Refined Nutella on 07/19/2007 07:23:36 MDT Print View

Yeah, you can eat right out of the container too. But keep in mind that peanut butter (and I would assume nutella also) can be stored unrefrigerated as long as you don't double dip into the container. Once you do that it can spoil. Of course you can just finish the entire container :)

Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: Eating Good on 07/19/2007 07:33:39 MDT Print View

Yum! Are you stuffing all that in your MS Sereph? If so, there's hope for me, too!

I'll be doing the AT for about 5 days in the Mt Rogers area to Damascus. I've got a Sereph as well.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
eating well on 07/19/2007 08:11:44 MDT Print View

Hey - y'all should search out the GROOVY-BIOTIC article here on BPL. Lotsa tested insights.

link:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/quick_healthy_meals_with_an_ultralight_cook_kit.html

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Donna on 07/19/2007 08:37:35 MDT Print View

I got everything inside my Seraph! (Ok, I was shocked!) It is much smaller than my old Ghost. But, yay, I did it! AlL i have outside is my sit pad on the bottom straps, and my Croc shoes on the back.
I am going to be trying to keep up with mostly long legged men, so light is essential for me. Ugh!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: eating well on 07/19/2007 08:40:30 MDT Print View

Mike, I love that article, when it went up originally, I loved the drawings!
I'd say our only difference in cooking styles is my use of bags versus inpot cooking :-)

Miguel Marcos
(miguelmarcos) - F

Locale: Middle Iberia
Ditto, Mike on 07/20/2007 05:20:31 MDT Print View

I've taken away a few ideas for my trip in a couple of weeks. The spackle, sauces, polenta. It's a great article!