Speaking of food...
Just curious on what everybody who plans for a regular caloric intake packs. I ask because my pack is at 60lbs for 4 days right now, that includes 1 gallon of water and about 5lbs of food.
However, that 5lbs only gets me to 2100 calories a day, so I want to add about another 500 calories per day, but I'm wondering if the weight for the amount of food I'm going to be carrying sounds about right or whether there might be lighter options.
The other thing is that when I get active (maybe other people notice this too), I can't stand being stuffed full of food, so I have to be careful about how "bulky" the food is, or I just won't be able to get it down, no matter how hungry I am.
Besides a reserve, I don't want to end up like Arrowslinger talked about, carrying a bunch of stuff I won't end up eating.
Here's what I have planned for each day:
Instant ramyun (Korean spicy kind) and 2 packs of tuna in olive oil - this is my 1 hot meal per day, calorie, weight, price, etc, wise, it's equivalent to or better than Mountain House
2 Bridgford sandwiches and/or MRE components - my other main meals, shelf stable, don't require heating to eat
3 Cliff Mojo Bars, I may add some Honey Stinger waffles just for variety, they're similar in weight and number of calories
Instant coffee, gatorade, etc, don't add a significant amount of calories.