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    @Dave - VIAGRA?? really!?? how strange....

    @Nix - I've been to Tokyo several times, there just aren't a lot of markets on top of Mt Fuji.....hopefully we can get some supplies picked up after we fly in on Sunday before we head out at way-too-early o'clock on Monday!

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    Two words: squid jerky. Its plentiful in Japan and I know I find it delicious, its also cheap.
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    I'll give it a shot! sounds interesting - thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj1969 View Post
    @Dave - VIAGRA?? really!?? how strange....
    !

    Strange, but apparently true.

    http://men.webmd.com/news/20050201/v...itude-sickness

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0624120556.htm

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    i'm really surprised that nobody mentioned pemmican. it's what i plan on packing alongside jerky when i backpack this summer.

    here's a good resource for grass-fed pemmican and jerky:
    http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categor...Grassland+Beef

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    Hi! I climbed Mt. Fuji two summers ago. I will never forget it...but it was tough! I am in pretty good shape, but it rained all night on us and my husband and I were too stupid to spend the night on the mountain. Good call there...we were exhausted! I would do the larabars and jerky for sure. Maybe some sliced fruit or dried fruit or trailmix. It was pretty physically demanding, so you might want some simpler carbs in the trail mix. I know some on the forum may think that is bad advice, but we needed it. You will go through a lot of food. Hope your hike goes well! What station are you starting at?

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    Great advice, thanks, Meg! We're hiking with Fuji Mountain Guides - so we start at shinjuku early Monday am.....go to 5th station @ Gotemba to start the hike up the Subashiri trail, overnight in a hut at 8th or 9th station (I forget) then up again at 3am to make the top for sunrise. We'll head back down the regular Kuwaguchi-ko 5th station and travel back to Shinjuku from there. I know folks have said we don't really need a guide - but it seems like such an "easy button" to me...and we get to go up one of the less traveled trails that we probably wouldn't see on our own....
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    Mt. Fuji is only like 12k'... you probably won't need medicine for altitude sickness specifically. Ibuprofen, maybe, in case you get a headache, but viagra is probably unnecessary (unless you need it for something else you plan to do while you're there ). Just stay hydrated, take regular breaks, and you should be fine with the altitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyMac703 View Post
    Mt. Fuji is only like 12k'... you probably won't need medicine for altitude sickness specifically. Ibuprofen, maybe, in case you get a headache, but viagra is probably unnecessary (unless you need it for something else you plan to do while you're there ). Just stay hydrated, take regular breaks, and you should be fine with the altitude.
    Good to know - altitude sickness is just one of those things everyone carries on about....though I know there's not much to be done in any case.
    Will def carry Ibuprofen - for headache AND leg aches ; )
    I'm thinking the "10 to a bed" mountain huts won't be conducive to any viagra inspired monkey business! but that's a really funny thought...
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    My mom used to make home-made beef jerky for our back-packing trips. And we always carried Toblerone bars.

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