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Re: [at-l] Gatoraid
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Gatoraid
- From: Matt Perrenod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 15:42:53 -0400
> How many of you carry something like gatorade powder on your trips?
> Is it worth the extra weight?
I carry powdered lemonade & carbohydrate powder (currently Twinlab Ultra
Fuel) which I mix 50-50 (the carbo stuff isn't so tasty by itself. I
think its worth the weight - the carbo powder is about 130
calories/ounce & the lemonade about 100 calories/ounce. Less than fat,
but comparable to other carbohydrate-intensive foods. The carbo powder
is also laced w/ B vitamins, which distance hikers tend to grow
deficient in, since they're lacking in a lot of processed foods.
I almost always use the stuff in my on-the-trail water, about 2
quarts/day. Depending on how strong I make it, that's worth 600 - 900
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