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Re: Enuf fat?
>> BruceBaird writes:
>> I use plain corn oil with my Lipton dinners. It's pure fat.
With fat at 9 calories/gram and carbohydrate and protein both at 4
calories/gram, its easy to see that for a given total number of
calories the lightest food weight will that one having the highest
percentage of fat. I also carry peanuts and other nuts rather than
the peanut butter because the zip bag container for the nuts is
lighter than the peanut butter jar and they are not as messy.
>>For two week section hiking I find that I can keep my caloric
intake at its normal level, 2200 calories/day, without undergoing
hunger pains, and lose 5 pounds of body fat. If I would eat
nothing but pure fat during a two week trip, and it didn't have to
be packaged like oil, my total food weight would be 0.54
pounds/day. For a more normal diet of 35% fat and 65%
carbohydrates and proteins, total unpackaged and perfectly
dehydrated food weight would be 0.84 pounds/day. 90% dehydrating
efficiency and 95% packaging efficiency brings this up to 0.99
pound/day, much less than the suggested 1.75 pounds/day for
That's very interesting, using corn oil. How many oz,
grams, whatever do you use per Lipton meal? And how do you carry
it, ie, all in one container, or like spread between something like
those little wiskey shot bottles? I carry peanuts and other nuts
also, their are the main part of my gorp mix. I believe that for
energy build up, peanut butter digests and gets to into the
bloodsteam faster, better so than a candy bar. after all, peanut
butter is already past the breakdown of soild peanuts.
I've always figured a pound or slightly more per day, so if one is
going to be out 10 days, you already know there's a least 10 pounds
of weight, at less the first day.