Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
I've done multi-day trips without hot food, and I'll never do it again. Sure, it saved weight, time and energy, but not being able to make a hot drink or have any kind of hot meal really, really, sucked. With an ultralight canister stove, one can of fuel and some drink mix and dried soup mix, you can add little weight and have something hot. Totally worth it to me.
So, what did I eat on my cold food only trips? Wraps. Peanut butter/Nutella wraps for sometime during the day and tuna/cheese/mustard wraps for supper. The tuna packs are CHEAP at WalMart (the only reason I set foot in that stupid store) and you can even find packs with some pretty nice sauces, like lemon/pepper or curry. Add in some granola with powdered milk (okay cold), bars, BabyBel cheese (lasts a long time), pepperoni/sausage, maybe a bagel to be eaten early, and you're eating okay with all cold food.