The food on my last 3-day section hike was so boring I thought I’d gag on the last day of my trip. I was lazy and brought along the same food for several days.
So this week, I’ve worked out 4-day freezer bag backpacking menu for my next hike that has an enormous amount of variety and very little repetition. In addition, I’ve created a menu that is lightweight and quite calorically dense, at 109 calories for every 1 oz. of food weight. In general, anthing above 100 calories per oz. is great.
Here’s my menu, broken out my meal and by day. Can you think of any other foods I should try on future hikes?
|1||Organic Pop Tarts||104||420|
|2||Fruit & Nut Granola||90||420|
|3||TJ’s Granola Snack Clusters||114||580|
|4||TJ’s Granola Snack Clusters||114||580|
|1||Ritz Crackers and Gouda Cheese||199||670|
|2||Ritz Crackers and Gouda Cheese||199||670|
|3||Whole Wheat Crackers and Honey Almond Butter||139||680|
|4||Ritz Crackers, Tuna in Olive Oil||251||675|
|1||Annie’s Microwave Mac & Cheese||244||920|
|2||Refried Beans and Tortilla Chips||238||1010|
|3||Potato Leak Soup and Chorizo Sausage||256||970|
|2||TJ’s Spicey Buffalo Jerkey||92||190|
|3||TJ’s Candied Crystallized Ginger||84||300|
|3||TJ’s Chili Spiced Mango||90||330|
|3||TY’s Flattened Dried Bananas||80||360|
|4||TJ’s Australian Licorice||120||360|
|4||TJ’s Dried Mango Slices||114||360|
|4||TJ’s Trek Trail Mix||86||420|
|total||6.69 lbs.||11,685 cal.|