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Re: Enuf fat?

>> Marshall DeBerry <mdb@access.digex.net> writes:
>> I pretty much lived on Lipton's Noodles and Pasta packs while 
hiking,>> supplemented by Squeeze Parkay.  I lost fat, but gained 
muscle.  You are constantly bedeviled by having a light pack, but 
never getting enough of what you need to eat because of the weight.

         Lipton stuff is also what I mainly carry, but I use Molly 
McButter(no fat) and other spices to liven taste. If a noddle 
lipton requires milk be added, I use dry cream packets. Also carry 
Ramen noodles, add to them cup a soup, along with pieces of jerky.
>>That's why, at least for me, town stops were important, where I 
could try to eat somewhat intelligently and stoke back up. 

          Do the very same thing, usually try for breakfast, lots 
of eggs, bacon, toast & jelly, pancakes. On the trail, just eat a 
couple of granola bars for breakfast, I just think of them as solid 
cereal, no hassle of cooking oatmeal or such, then the clean up.

>> Eventually, I took to carrying a large jar of peanut butter and 
ritz crackers as a supplement to the Lipton's.  I also was a big 
fan of Power Bars.

   I wouldn't go on any long distance hike (over 100 miles), 
without a pound of peanut butter (prefer chunky). That's what I 
snack on during day, along with gorp(heaviest food item I carry), 
not crackers.  A pound can last 100-200 miles, depending on your 
cravings,  and type of trail your on. PB has lots of fat and 
protein, serves as my emergency food, for whatever reason, so it's 
worth the weight.

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