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Old 04-06-2008, 03:46 PM
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What do you eat ?

Hay guys,
I hunt a week at a time and freeze dried food gets old. I thought of MREs, but I don't like there wight. I know it's not that much a difference but when I'm hiking 15 miles in one ounce plays with my head. I use instant oatmeal for breakfast and trail mix, power bars.
Any suggestions of how to keep it light or something to brake up the monotony. I also us Wilderness Athlete vitamins and hydration supplements. I tried there Altitude pills and loved to results.


Thanks for the help
Joe
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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I agree, I can only eat Mountain House for so long, then it gets old. David Long recommends in his book "Public Land Mulies" to bring flour tortillas with Deviled Ham on top of it... High in carbs and calories. For a powdered mixed drink I use "Emergen-C."

Bigsky
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:03 PM
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Power bars, Metrx Big Cookie Bars and Metrx Protein shakes

I am a big believer in powerbars, and Metrx shakes. They really help when you are amping up over high inclines and declines. They bring a sustained energy rush that lasts longer than typical gatorade and powerade.

I generally will have a power bar or a prohealth bar for breakfast so I can hunt without cooking and sometimes that early hunt can take all day.

I also am a firm believer in the power of peanut butter and pilot bread but I am a crazy Alaskan and this is power for the course.

Sincerely,

Thomas
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:15 PM
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Romin noodles, feather light.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:45 PM
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We have our main camp at 8100 feet. The first of deer season I climb with pack to 10,000. I start equipped for a two days hunt. I'm not a big fan of bird food or freeze-dried stuff. For AM I eat some sort of power bars and down some water. I carry jerky, pepperoni, small candy bars and water to get thru the day. For dinner, I packed elk beer sausage and a couple of buns.[ I take some of those little packages of mayo, mustard and catsup that you get at fast food places ] I have a candy bar for dessert.
Oh, I forgot one of the most enjoyable things I pack up that mountain, red wine that I put in a empty water bottle. It smooths out the bumps so I don't need to carry up an air mattress.
Good Luck
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM
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I also like using Cup-O'Noodles. They are lightweight and provide their own container. I stir some Tuna fish in (StarKist has small, flat packets) to liven it up. With a little Tabasco sauce stolen from a MRE. Baam!

Bigsky
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: What do you eat ?

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Originally Posted by JP Hunter View Post
Hay guys,
I hunt a week at a time and freeze dried food gets old. I thought of MREs, but I don't like there wight. I know it's not that much a difference but when I'm hiking 15 miles in one ounce plays with my head. I use instant oatmeal for breakfast and trail mix, power bars.
Any suggestions of how to keep it light or something to brake up the monotony. I also us Wilderness Athlete vitamins and hydration supplements. I tried there Altitude pills and loved to results.


Thanks for the help
Joe
I eat alot of Lipton Sidekicks while sheep hunting.They are very light,filling easy to cook and they have a great variety of flavors.
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