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[pct-l] Re: pct-l-digest V1 #333
> Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 17:00:03 PST
> From: "sasha z" <email@example.com>
> Subject: [pct-l] more questions!?!
> Thanks to the people who answered my first message. I guess I was too
> general. It's just that I'm getting way overwhelmed with all the stuff
> that I need to do with the planning - I don't know where to start.
> I guess food and where to mail it to is confusing me the most, so lets
> start there.
> How do I decide how much food I am going to need? I could do a calorie
> thing, but the freeze dried stuff I looked at didn't have nutritional
> information on the package (I thought they had to do that...) so I can't
> figure out how many calories are in the meals. If I make my own stuff, I
> don't have a clue how to figure it out either. I am planning on taking a
> lot of corn pasta, since that is supposed to be the best food for long
> distance hiking, but the store here that sells it in bulk doesn't have
> any labels on the bins. How many cals in corn pasta?
> I read in a diet book that walking one mile takes 100cal. But what about
> with a pack on? What do hills do? From physics I figured out the
> potential energy required to go up 1000 feet, but it doesn't seem nearly
> enough, so I must be making a mistake.
> If I can't figure out how many cals in the food, and how many cals I'll
> need on the trail, how am I supposed to figure this out?
> Am totally on the wrong track? Is there an easier way to figure out how
> much food to pack?!?!
> I just don't want to run out of food in the middle of nowhere. Maybe I
> should just put too much in the boxes and throw away what I don't use,
> but I can't really afford that either.