It's been part of the discussion here - https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=57895
- but it is more than worthy of it's own thread, so......
The above thread has given me a lot of "food for thought"...hehe.
I have to say it's one of the things I love about backpacking, I've been doing trips for more than 3 decades now and I'm still learning how to do things better.
Let's talk about food, I'd love to improve on my meals without taking the weight penalty or at least not increasing the weight load by too much. Specifically, I'd like to ensure that I'm eating enough to get the caloric content I want/need.
Here is my "standard" backpacking menu, it doesn't fluctuate much. I'd be interested in seeing other people's "standards". If it isn't too much bother, if you could include calorie counts, it would help, if you don't want to/can't be bothered, that's fine I can easily look it up.
2 pkgs of Instant Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal - 320 cals
2 cups of Coffee @ 2 teaspoons of sugar - 32 cals
2 pieces of cheddar cheese - 160 cals
2 granola bars - 360 cals
1 piece of Landjaager sausage - 200 cals
2 handfuls of trail mix - 340 cals
1 dehydrated meal - 650 cals
Total Caloric Intake - 2062 calories