Hell deer hunting on some of the high ridges we push 2-3 days without water at times let alone food because most of the watering spots are in the best deer basins. So to avoid busting them we go without for a few days and try to make it happen and then when we have to we leave.
I am with the others brother,
You are asking for trouble with some of this stuff. You might be burning 5-6K in calories a day (or more) in high country hunting, and you are putting yourself in a really big calorie deficit, which will cause your body to start converting protein into energy, and then your really on the losing end.
As far as 2-3 days without water, that is just plain dangerous, even more so if you are at high elevation. Dehydration and elevation sickness exacerbated by dehydration will affect your ability to think, and sometimes have fatal consequences.
Be carefull out there.
I've tryed cutting a couple pounds with food one time, never again, there's nothing worse than not having enough for hard activity like backcountry hunting, I'm very active and burn lots of caliores. I'd rather buck up and carry the extra weight than go with out. After the first day or two the food wieght go's down anyways.JMO
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I'm not a big guy, but if I don't drink at least 2 liters a day when I'm exerting myself like I do when I'm hunting hard, I get sick. I'm not sure I could sit on my couch for 3 days without water..