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    Hi all. Still new to PB and looking for a few suggestions. Any suggestions for what to eat on long distance hikes? Say 15 miles 4000 ft vertical. I've been on <50g of carbs for about 10 days now and feeling ok (for the most part). Did a 10 mile hike with 2500 vertical today on ~30g carbs and was a little slower than normal but ok. Just looking for ideas - not too thrilled about bringing in carbs b/c I've been doing so well without them!

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    after getting used to IF, i don't bring food with me on hikes at all...unless i know they are going to last more than 8-9 hours. but, if i do bring food, it's usually nuts and beef jerky...i'd rather keep my weight low or carry extra water. a little dark chocolate makes a nice summit treat too.
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    • #3
      Bacon & cheese!
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      • #4
        I go on long hikes with friends -- whilst they take lollies and garbage -- I load up on beef jerky, HB eggs and canned tuna.

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        • #5
          Jerky and nuts would be my first choice, though honestly, if I'm going to be out less than 6 hours I don't usually bother to take anything. Cheese might be a fair choice in cold weather. Pemmican if you can stomach it (I'm not a fan). Any chunk of leftover meat. Fresh basil and a garlic clove (flies hate basil; skeeters hate garlic - both will aromatize your sweat after a bit of nomming and effort).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brahnamin View Post
            Fresh basil and a garlic clove (flies hate basil; skeeters hate garlic - both will aromatize your sweat after a bit of nomming and effort).
            It was -10 at the summit yesterday... but come this summer I'm definitely going to try this!

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            • #7
              Thanks for the suggestions. It makes me happy that bacon is always the answer

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              • #8
                Nothing like taking a break in the middle of your hike, building a small fire and cooking some bacon! Only thing better is adding some greens or berries you foraged along the way.

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                • #9
                  unless i'm out all day, just water and some chocolate covered macadamias. i don't know if that helps.

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