Some of my buddies and I are getting ready for a 3-1/2 day hike along the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia. The above picture is most of the food that I will be carrying with me for this hike (all that is missing is 3 bags of dehydrated apples which should be done in about 30 minutes). I have put together a Food Planner on a spreadsheet in Google Docs which can be viewed here:
Average per day:
- 2,154 calories
- weight of 18.8 oz
The total’s are:
- 7,671 calories
- weight of 66.05 oz
Calories per oz is 116.41.
My breakfast will consist of coffee and some DIY Instant Oatmeal which I got the recipe for from Trail Cooking & The Outdoors. I have a different “flavor” each day so it shouldn’t be too redundant (besides, it isn’t that long of a trip…)
Lunch has always been a harder meal for me. I do not want to cook so I have always simply did Tuna wraps, or PB&J on a tortilla. This time will be different. I want something quick, so I am going to be going with an energy bar of some sort and a protein shake. Quick and easy.
I am really excited about my Hawk Vittles for dinner! Granted they are just add water meals, these should be much better than the Mountain House meals. These home-made gourmet meals are made fresh by a retired professional chef and then immediately dehydrated, packaged and shipped out. I have heard a lot of great things about Hawk Vittles so I have high expectations…
I am bringing a number of snacks. Larabars, Clif Bars, almonds, dehydrated apples, and a few other things. I will have a snack between breakfast & lunch, and then another between lunch & dinner. I am bringing extra snacks to make up for those extra hungry moments (although based on past experiences, I am expecting to bring some back).
I will have a video up tomorrow on the gear I am bringing and then packing it all up in my pack. (This way I won’t have to use up my battery on the trail doing these things and hopefully catch all the good parts!)
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