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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    Good point on the percentage of body weight....

    We need to work on base weight....

    Oh and starting to research dehydrated.....and suggestions??
    My decisions on food are based on the consideration that it's only for a few days, so you can put up with just about anything for a short time.

    Breakfast we pre mix muesli, extra sultanas and chopped up dried apricots with powdered milk in a zip lock bag. Pour in bowl and add water.

    Lunch (liquid is important) Cuppa soup and Sao's with vegemite or jam. Plus a cup of tea of course.

    I make Spag bol, Chilli beef, savoury mince (lots of grated or finely chopped veg) and similar dishes. Dehydrate them and vac pac. We find 2 minute noodles a better accompaniment with this than rice and quicker to prepare. Supplement with a Back Coutry meal occasionally

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    Quote Originally Posted by numpty View Post
    My decisions on food are based on the consideration that it's only for a few days, so you can put up with just about anything for a short time.

    Breakfast we pre mix muesli, extra sultanas and chopped up dried apricots with powdered milk in a zip lock bag. Pour in bowl and add water.

    Lunch (liquid is important) Cuppa soup and Sao's with vegemite or jam. Plus a cup of tea of course.

    I make Spag bol, Chilli beef, savoury mince (lots of grated or finely chopped veg) and similar dishes. Dehydrate them and vac pac. We find 2 minute noodles a better accompaniment with this than rice and quicker to prepare. Supplement with a Back Coutry meal occasionally

    Perry
    Similar to what we pack.....we by Strive meals which we think are better the back country.

    Just need to start preparing our own de-hydrated meals

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    I use an old Mountain Designs back pack which has served VERY well for walking trips and is still going strong. The most I've carried on a walking trip is two weeks of food. Didn't need to carry water on that trip - we were in Tassie where there was heaps of the stuff.
    On the pushy I've carried as much as three weeks of food and a week of water. That was between Alice Springs and Giles where we had a depot which got us to Wiluna. That was an unsupported trip from Alice to Kal and was borne of too much Guinness.
    Bike panniers are Bunyip for the rear and Macpak for the front all on Blackburn racks - tough as nails all of them.
    All food was home dehydrated in a Harvest Maid dryer with 20 trays. I think they're called Ezidri now. We cooked the meals at home and then dried them before packing. Lots of dried fruit, pasta, rice and bol sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numpty View Post
    My decisions on food are based on the consideration that it's only for a few days, so you can put up with just about anything for a short time.

    Breakfast we pre mix muesli, extra sultanas and chopped up dried apricots with powdered milk in a zip lock bag. Pour in bowl and add water.

    Lunch (liquid is important) Cuppa soup and Sao's with vegemite or jam. Plus a cup of tea of course.

    I make Spag bol, Chilli beef, savoury mince (lots of grated or finely chopped veg) and similar dishes. Dehydrate them and vac pac. We find 2 minute noodles a better accompaniment with this than rice and quicker to prepare. Supplement with a Back Coutry meal occasionally

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    I know what your liquid lunches consist of. 😉


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    The only hiking I do these days is remote exploring Barra trips
    On the cape

    Last trip we did was in November
    Bloody hot
    Thank God for lifestraw bottles and filters !!!

    Despite lightweight hammock
    Zero extra clothing
    And just a few noodles (eat fish as it weighs nothing)

    My pack was still 18kg for 5 days
    Probably need to drop a bit of fishing gear off!!!

    Day 1 I carried an extra 9kg from my old man and 6 beers
    The beers was worth it !!!

    My much much much better half walked 250km of the Camino in Spain a few years ago

    With a day pack!!! of course lunch and dinner and board you made do in the villages!!!

    Canít wait till our little ones have the legs to do something like the Overland or Patagonia or the Camino

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    depends...

    IF its long hard days... 6 days max... water becomes the main issue so I wont pack dehyds.

    if its easy days out to 21 but its mostly dehyds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I know what your liquid lunches consist of. 😉
    Sometimes Gavin, but never when walking.
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    8 days for us on the OLT. And I think my heaviest pack(Macpack H frame)was just shy of 30 Kg backpacking in Peru, Equador, Bolivia and Galapagos 40 years ago. I was as fit as a buck rat then, and I'm definitely not now.
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    We managed 14 days on The Port Davies Track followed by the South Coast Track in Tasmania in 2017 without resupply and carrying around 21kg each.
    In winter 2018 we walked the Larapinta Trail west from Alice Springs over 16 Days (without food drops) carrying 20kg each - however I did buy an Ice cream at Ormiston Gorge on the way through.......

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    What is this hiking thing of which you speak? Don't we buy Landys so we don't have to walk?
    Now I'm a senior citizen, I only hike to the nearest dunny or coffee shop. How many days food have you carried without re-supply
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