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    Backpacking Light
    Admin

    @backpackinglight

    Locale: Rocky Mountains

    Companion forum thread to: How to Plan Food for a Backpacking Trip (Member Q&A)

    Considerations for backcountry food planning, caloric density, packaging, and more for hiking and backpacking.

    Feel free to submit questions as per the instructions in the above-referenced event page, or in this forum thread.

    #3732719
    James Marco
    BPL Member

    @jamesdmarco

    Locale: Finger Lakes

    Thanks, Ryan. A good summery of stuff. However, I was wondering about fat, both from body sources and dietary sources. Since glucose is needed for fatty acid metabolism, this can also decrease available glucose in you blood stream and lead to ketone production. I found about 3/4pound per day was the max I could process. What is your take on this?

    #3732726
    Ryan Jordan
    Admin

    @ryan

    Locale: Central Rockies

    *ack – at around 7 min, I spoke that the Cal/g of fats were 7 – correction – it’s 9!

    James: yep, there’s an upper limit of what feels good because of ketosis. I’m not a fan, especially on a backpacking trip. The goal here isn’t weight loss, it’s energy, recovery, repeat. Ketosis isn’t awesome for contributing to that. I try to shoot for 0.5 to 0.7 lb of fat loss per day. More than that, and I feel crummy too.

    #3732991
    Mart
    BPL Member

    @1goodpacker

    Locale: Central Texas

    Ryan,

    The only problem with the Packit Gourmet mylar bags–and most similar such bags–is that the zip is usually on the WRONG dimension. The bags found are rectangular with the zip on the shorter side making the bag tall and slender. It’s maddening. I’ve even had this same discussion with Packit Gourmet’s marketing director as we are both members of the Austin Backpacker’s MeetUp group. I’d like to find bags that have the zip on the longer dimension–like ZipLock Freezer–or better, yet, the PINT Bags.

    ~Mart from Texas

    #3732992
    BlackHatGuy
    Spectator

    @sleeping

    Locale: The Cascades

    The other problem I’ve had with mylar bags is that the closure breaks fairly quickly, rendering the bag useless. I’ve had this happen on dozens of mylar bags.

    #3733025
    Matthew / BPL
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Pint freezer bags are readily available on Amazon.

    #3733298
    AK Granola
    BPL Member

    @granolagirlak

    I tried to post this earlier… hope it doesn’t post twice!

    I wonder how people determine whether or not a supplement/vitamin has the contents described on the label or not. Since they’re not regulated, a pill that states it has multiple nutrients could be 100% sugar.

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