It kinda makes sense not to eat salty foods but are there any foods you would try to eat while hunting in the high country and having to carry all your food?
Diamox or (Acetazolamide) is wonderful. I live in TN and hunt in CO at 13k ft every year. no time to aclimatize. Just take Diamox about 2 days before you are going on your trip. I usually stop taking it after 2-3 days. It does have a few side effects like mentioned before, but to ensure that my trip isn't ruined by altitude sickness is totally worth it. It is available as a generic prescription from your Dr.
i have never had a problem i live at 7000ft and camp at 10,300 and hunt around 11,400
but my dad is coming out from wisconsin so im gonna get him some altitude advantage from wilderness athlete to try
never used it but i am happy with there hydrate and recover and energy and focus drink mixes
I've also heard Viagra can help reduce symptoms because it is a vasodialator and will reduce systemic blood pressure since the increased pressure in your capillaries is what causes the the edema... but try explaining yourself to your hunting buddies when that bottle rolls out of your pack on a week long backcountry trip. Ha ha.
The biggest thing i do, being a flat lander, is i start taking one aspirin a day, 3 to 4 weeks before i go out west, i have been doing it for about 10 years now, totally eliminates the headaches, and i drink plenty of fluids, i like Gatorade. and i take it easy the first day or two.