The food for my upcoming hike of the Knobstone Trail is done. 10 days of food. The link below takes you to the post about this project from 2 years ago on my Midland to Mackinac hike, which covers my philosophy of meals. I'm not going to type the same thing all over again.
You know the drill. Here are all the little packets, labeled and spread out. I will have one food drop in the middle of this hike. Five days worth is a reasonable amount to carry at one time.
What I will show you this time is the top of my spreadsheet. I've circled the critical number in red. This is the pounds per person per day. For me (and Marie when she is with me) we've found 1.2 ppppd is good. Although for the last couple of years I haven't been eating quite that much, so I'm perfectly secure in the 1.1 ppppd that it calculated to.
I make up the little packages, weigh each part (in case I want to switch something later- and for future reference) and the spreadsheet tallies it all up and generates the labels on another page. Although, the entries you can see in this sample only have the totals, because they were leftover packets I had in the freezer all made up. Not breaking those out- I just entered the total.
Here are the menus, just for fun. Peanut butter and cheese go with all the cold meals with crackers
|gravy bacospuds, olive salad, tootsie rolls|
|pizza bowl, macaroni, elderberry plops|
|turkey tetrazzini, spaghetti, veggie plops|
|buttermilk dill soup, flatbread, fruit mix|
|2X||glop, macaroni, fruit mix|
|All Tuckered In, sauaage, tootsie rolls|
|2X||Dirty Rice, Rice, date log|
|Stone Wheat crax, veg plops, tootsie rolls|
|Stone Wheat crax, veg plops, pistachio pudding|
|Stone Wheat crax, broccoli salad, banana blue hawk|
|2X||cous cous, fruit mix|
|pita crax, salsa, cherry torte|
|pita crax, salsa, fruit mix|
|Saltines, broccoli salad, banana blue hawk|
|Saltines, cole slaw, granola bar|
|Saltines, meat stick, nut log|
|Stone Wheat crax, mushroom sandwiches, nut log|
|2X||Apple Oatmeal Yogurt, pecans|
|3X||Paul Bunyan Bar, spotted applesauce|
|2X||Hot Grapenuts, Citrus Slices|
|SNACKS (per day)|
|3X||gorp, trail shake|
|2X||honey mustard pretzels, trail shake|
|savory leather, trail shake|
|2X||sweet potato chips, trail shake|
|2X||nut log, trail shake|
There is not other news. I know this isn't like doing a roof or digging dirt, but I'm beat, nevertheless. Tomorrow I'll clean up the kitchen.
|See Feeling Better About This|