I can't wait to hear how this turns out. We just hiked near Springer Mtn this week and dream of spending a week or two on the AT some day. I don't have any intention of using the usual high carb premade dried food I see so much of. I'd eat 100% pemmican if I had to first. But I love zoebird's list; it's exactly what I came up with (minus the dark choc) except I didn't think of vac-sealing the ferments. Would they keep that way? Have you ever tried it?
Pemmican can last (and has) for decades. It fueled northern Native Americans on the hunt and IIRC, pioneers working on the railroads for long hours/days/months in the sun driving railroad spikes. Complete food!