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What's in your elk pack part 3 - Sustenance (Food and Drink)

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What's in your elk pack part 3 - Sustenance (Food and Drink)

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 14, 2018 •  [Post 1]

Let’s roll with part 3 of this super awesome series of threads on “what’s in your elk pack”. What do you cats have in your elk pack for subsistence/food and drink? For the purpose of these threads, let’s assume we’re talking about pack in hunts.

If memory serves, I normally carry the following:

Drink - 3 liter Platypus bladder in my pack. Filter is normally a Katadyn Hiker Pro pump filter to purify H2O, or sometimes, the Katadyn Base Camp filter.
Food - I don’t' each much breakfast but I usually have a breakfast cookie (Erin Baker) and a cup of coffee (G7 3-in-1 coffee packets). Day pack snacks/main lunch meal are all enclosed in a quart zip lock for each day and normally consist of (JIF PBtoGO or Starkist Tuna Packet on MRE bread, energy/protein bar(s), honey stinger waffles, pre-packed small jerky packets, trail mix, a couple of small snickers, and the little pre-packed wet ones). Evening meals consist of a compilation of Mountain House, Paleo Meals to Go, and some Backpacker's Pantry; I'll throw in a few packets of hot sauce for the meals if I remember.

Chow gear consists of a Jet Boil Zip, enough fuel canisters to last the trip, "long" titanium spork (gotta have the long one), and a GSI Outdoors cup for coffee.

Well, what's in your elk pack for food and drink?
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 3 - Sustenance (Food and Dr

Postby six » 05 14, 2018 •  [Post 2]

3 liter bladder/Katadyn filter
Lemonade/tang/fruit punch water flavor packets
Breakfast 2 envelopes of oatmeal/Starbucks VIA instant coffee packets
Lunch protein bar/1 string cheese/Jerky
Dinner Mountain House

Never forget the Rolaids just because an oldtimer told me to.
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 3 - Sustenance (Food and Dr

Postby Fridaythe13th » 05 15, 2018 •  [Post 3]

Base camp here. We walk an extra 2 hours a day just to have a steak at the end of the day. Lol Well worth it. Trail mix, granola bars, apple and water. I used to pack PB&J&B but just got sick of them.
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Re: What's in your elk pack part 3 - Sustenance (Food and Dr

Postby Swede » 05 15, 2018 •  [Post 4]

Fridaythe13th wrote:I used to pack PB&J&B but just got sick of them.


I can relate to that sentiment. It fits for a lot of different things we can pack around. Last season I tried to find some good canned food. It is awful when properly prepared. It is worse cold. I carry water, granola and energy bars. I will throw in some fruit or vegetable for something to help digest the other stuff. Like Friday, I will walk quite a ways to have a good hot meal and a comfortable bed.
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Postby pointysticks » 05 17, 2018 •  [Post 5]

hunting hard. that is the only time i allow myself to eat a frosted poptart. cherry please!!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 17, 2018 •  [Post 6]

pointysticks wrote:hunting hard. that is the only time i allow myself to eat a frosted poptart. cherry please!!


Ahh, the frosted pop tarts..... who doesn't like those!
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Postby Lefty » 05 17, 2018 •  [Post 7]

My diet changed dramatically last year. I needed fewer carbs so gone are the Costco trail mixes. Now less fruit, more fat and protein
My water amount varies on where Im hunting. One area when hot I bring a Lifestraw.
Other liquids may be a can of Mt. Dew or a hydrate Rockstar ( if they were on sale earlier that week)
Maybe a ziplock bag of Costco mixed nuts,
Always Costco nut bars
Bumblebee/ Starkist Tuna salads and Crackers, And/or Tuna packets ( If Dave hunts with me, there will be Spam packets :o )
I try to bring fresh fruit from my trees, apples, pears, or Italian prunes. Otherwise those Delmonte Walmart Fruit cups with Chia seed.
When my daughter is with me lots of Jerky
In the past I always packed a number of egg/veggie sandwich in bread or bagels. This year Ill be trying making my own style bread from Birchbender pancake and waffle mix.

If my wife is at camp in the evening when we return she will have a warmed up soup.
My daughter is a MtHouse person and will make her own going to bed meal.

If Im hunting alone or with my daughter I may have a piece of fruit or tomatoes and go to bed, I want sleep more than food.
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