Apr 5, 2013 at 11:13 am #1301334
Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
I take a fish oil capsule each day for health. Looks like a good source of calories per ounce.
Twenty of them on my scale weigh .8 ounces and, according to the label, contain 200 calories.
Easy to eat. Just swallow them. No taste.
Anyone using these while backpacking?Apr 5, 2013 at 11:33 am #1973119
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
You might want to consider why you take those for health purposes. I think they are fine for long-term use, but they don't do much for you in the short term. All I see from use is a long-term increase in good cholesterol (HDL).
–B.G.–Apr 5, 2013 at 11:48 am #1973125
Randy MartinBPL Member
I think at some point you need to think about more than just counting calories. You need a broad spectrum of nutrients to fuel your body properly and that is best accomplished by consuming a variety of food.
For me personally that means bringing a shaker and some powdered greens like Green Vibrance http://www.amazon.com/Vibrant-Health-Green-Vibrance-Family/dp/B000NDME6C
and bringing some powdered Whey protein to aid in muscle recovery. Both light weight and nutrient dense (not necessarily calorie dense).Apr 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm #1981833
I take fish oil pretty much every day.
i think that would be pretty expensive to use 20-30 a day..
You also burp up nasty fish taste.. especially if you are taking a bunch
There is also speculation that the cap's contain mercury fwiw. and if thats true taking 20-30/day can't be good for yaApr 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm #1981990
Marko BotsarisBPL Member
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
"i think that would be pretty expensive to use 20-30 a day.. "
Bring some Imodium along if you try that.
But seriously, ideas like this are why we UL backpackers get ridiculed on the outside. LOL
If you *really* care about you cal/weight ratio, maybe try some of the gels folks take on multi-day big wall climbs – at least you would be getting balanced nutrition.
Personally I don't mind my (one cap) burps. Ummmm! Salmon-y!May 1, 2013 at 12:19 am #1982159
"Personally I don't mind my (one cap) burps. Ummmm! Salmon-y!"
Yea i guess if you took two, ten times a day it wouldn't be too bad..May 1, 2013 at 3:50 am #1982169
James MarcoBPL Member
@jamesdmarcoLocale: Finger Lakes
Good thought. But as has been said, expensive. Olive oil, parified butter are about the same callories (~250 per ounce) and easy to add to foods. Parified butter squirted into cocoa, oatmeal, on baked foods, etc. works well. Olive oil in soups, stews, fresh baked bannocks, etc. goes as well without the "burps."
3 or 4 per day will help with cholesterol, if that is a problem.May 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm #1982303
"Good thought. But as has been said, expensive. Olive oil, parified butter are about the same callories (~250 per ounce) and easy to add to foods. Parified butter squirted into cocoa, oatmeal, on baked foods, etc. works well. Olive oil in soups, stews, fresh baked bannocks, etc. goes as well without the "burps.""
I think daryl was goin for more of the instant energy pops that you throw in your hipbelt for the day and eat as you hikeMay 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm #1982946
Steven McAllisterBPL Member
@brooklynkayakLocale: South West US
If you want the concentrated calories of healthy fat and the convenience of a small package, seems something like this would be more useful than the tiny fish oil capsules:
Spread on crackers or add to soup, pasta, instant mashed potatoes, …May 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm #1983062
Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
I take Omega Red fish oil and it is (supposedly) good for your joints. Now that I'm 70 with no knee problems I'd like to stay that way.
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