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Offline Clayman56

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Back country meals
« on: May 13, 2018, 11:09:39 AM »
I'm trying to pack lighter but get more calories. Any light weight food sources or brands out there with lots of calories for a 7-10 day back country hunt?

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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 02:29:02 PM »
Buy a dehydrator for unlimited food/calorie choices. Eliminates the excessive sodium in the commercial products

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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05:23:28 PM »
Dehy foods are a good option, but there is a BIG difference between dehy foods and freeze-dried foods.


Been there, done that


For my extended days in the field, I calculate about 1lb of freeze dried food / day





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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 11:00:39 PM »
How do you plan your meals?  If by the day whats an example?   Im no healthy foods expert Im still learning but Ive found some things that work.  For me the Justins peanut butter works, or a similar f bomb great amount of fat and calories in the right way. Also GreenBelly meals, just one pouch or granola bar (pouch has two) are 1/3 of your daily nutrition. The green belly meals are seriously delicious and super filling. You wouldnt think it but theyll fill ya up.  And they arent dense like a clif bar, they are on the lighter side.

But on the overall side it depends how hard you hunt and how many calories you aim for.  1500-2000 calories to a pound of food weight I believe is a good rule of thumb.  Im sure someone here knows better or has a better estimate? If so fill me in
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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 07:26:28 PM »
Macadamia nuts are great to snack on. I really like the green belly meals for a meal replacement. I like to get electrolyte powder from whom ever to add to my water. Dont forget about salmon/tuna packets, ramen, and instant mashed potatoes.


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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 07:45:27 PM »
Macadamia nuts are great to snack on. I really like the green belly meals for a meal replacement. I like to get electrolyte powder from whom ever to add to my water. Dont forget about salmon/tuna packets, ramen, and instant mashed potatoes.


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I am so sketched out about taking fish products into Griz country.  I know I KNOW I can pack an animal miles out on my back covered in blood. But for some reason its a stupid mental thing. Ha!  Its like being in water in the middle with dark water you dont know whats in there but you know a shark is circling....and its a fresh water lake!  Seriously though there is a mental block about bears and fish for me.

ON topic back to food, our local butcher sells bison thuringer and jerky. Some great protein right there!  I try and make my own trail mix from the bulk section at the local grocer too. 
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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 09:01:52 AM »
I'm trying to pack lighter but get more calories. Any light weight food sources or brands out there with lots of calories for a 7-10 day back country hunt?

Personally, I would get on backcountryfuelbox.com and order these boxes from Cody Rich.  They are legit, if you are a bivy kinda hunter.  Lightweight, delicious, and high calorie.  Plus, you don't have to shop, you get a box a month if you want. 
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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 08:31:53 AM »
planning the food, backpacking or car camping is easily the achilles heel of the entire event for me..i friggen HATE it.

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Re: Back country meals
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 11:53:34 AM »
I found this Breakfast drink recipe last year from an article called "Brady Miller's backcountry hunting gear list breakdown" and it's awesome! Tastes a little boring at first, but by the second day I was craving this each morning. I even had a few in the days after my hunt. Just throw the ingredients in a blender and pre-mix them in ziplock bags. One for each morning. Worked great. All you need is a blender bottle and a little water.


Protein powder (Universal Nutrition Real Gains): 3.5 scoops - 601 calories - 52g protein
Hemp seeds: 2 tablespoons - 80 calories - 10.6g protein
Cinnamon: 2 teaspoons - 12 calories - 0.2g protein
Peanut butter powder: PB2 - 2 tablespoons  - 45 calories - 10g protein
Quick oats: 3/4 cup - 225 calories - 7.5g protein
Chia Seeds: 1 tablespoon - 68.5 calories - 4.0g protein


Total breakfast calories: 1,063
Total breakfast calories with MCT oil added: 1,263
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 11:56:20 AM by Bull_Fighter »

 

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