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    I've hung mine too but the cans are manditory in some areas here in Ca, It seems the bears here have been trained by generations of parents how to get them. They just climb up close and jump onto them hanging on until they pull them down. Pretty good at breaking into cars too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87TT View Post
    I've hung mine too but the cans are manditory in some areas here in Ca, It seems the bears here have been trained by generations of parents how to get them. They just climb up close and jump onto them hanging on until they pull them down. Pretty good at breaking into cars too.
    There's a bear in the Adirondaks (sp?) that has apparently figured out how to open one of the types of bear canisters...they mention it on their website.

    Somebody on BPL said that she is also teaching her cubs that trick.

    Thanks for your opinion on the cans...
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    Here is what my Daily food pack looks like. Everyday is different with the meals. This on falls in the average for calorie count and weighs the most.With packaging each daily meal pack weight is 1.75lbs. Well under what I wanted it to be. I was hoping for 14lbs for seven days these daily food packs will put me at the most 12.25lbs for the pack in

    Food pack list per day avg Ounces Calories

    Breakfast:
    Breakfast Skillet FD...............................2.16............. .............................350........
    Oatmeal........................................... ....1.39.......................................... 160........
    Powdered milk 1 Cup.............................. .75............................................80. .......
    or
    Other drink ie Coffee Hot Chocolate.. ....... .68............................................90. ......
    Honey for Oatmeal..1oz...........................1.00....... .....................................86.......

    Mid morning snack:
    Honey Stinger Waffle..............................1.00.......... ................................160.......
    Peanut butter wrap.................................2.50......... .................................250......


    Lunch:
    Tuna or Chicken wraps x2 =......................4.10....................... ...................200......
    Gatoraid powder mix................................1.20........... ...............................130......
    Trail mix ˝ pack.....................................2.29..... .....................................336......

    Afternoon Snack:
    Trail mix ˝ pack......................................2.29.... ......................................336......
    Energy bar Peanut Butter Honey.................1.61 .........................................190.....

    Dinner:

    Main Meal Chicken&Rice or similar...............2.92........................ ...................400......
    Mashed potatoes FD.................................2.00........... ................................220......
    Olive Oil to cook with meal........................1.00.................. .........................220......

    Total............................................. .........26.89.................................... ...3118.00

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    I think for a hunting trip with all the exertion involved, 3100 cal a day is a little low unless weight loss is the goal and might be dangerous depending on the weather.

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    I just got 2 big bags of trailmix from the Winco Foods in Portland. They seam to have a lot of oil and nuts. One of them has 200 cals / 30 grams. The other one is 160 cals / 30 grams. I am going with all cold food for a 10 day trip. Taking a lot of variety, and it is all stuff I have tried and like. I am trying desperately to cut weight. I put it together the other day, and was at 49lbs including gun. I think I will be able to keep it around 55-58 when I am done. I was hoping for better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87TT View Post
    I think for a hunting trip with all the exertion involved, 3100 cal a day is a little low unless weight loss is the goal and might be dangerous depending on the weather.
    This will be for a early season Bowhunt. I always keep Some extra food in the truck If I need it. In the past I have gotten by with a little less. If it was during colder weather I would definitely carry in more calories. This food pack is the average calorie count. Basically My first week food packs are a little less in calories and my second week pack is higher in calories.I guess I should also mention I usually get a few grouse while hunting. I feel pretty comfortable with this calorie count for a September hunt.
    Last edited by 25contender; 08-27-2013 at 07:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post
    I think I will be able to keep it around 55-58 when I am done. I was hoping for better.
    Looks like I am in the same range as you. My pack in weight is going to be right in the 56lb range including bow and everything else.

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    FYI, I found some new trail mix, it's from a company called Protos, they call it Paleo Trail Mix, it's a mix of jerky, nuts and fruit.

    I asked them for a sample, I haven't had it yet, but I've had one of their meat sticks (which is how I found out about them) and it was really good - beef and ostrich.

    I'd take the sticks along, but they just don't provide enough calories for the weight (they're low fat), but the Paleo Trail Mix is 320 calories for 3 ounces, so along the lines of a Probar.

    By dropping the Bridgford sandwiches (they're good, but not enough calories for the weight), adding the Paleo Trail Mix (assuming it will be good, we'll see) and adding Oreos and Honey Stingers, I get 4,250 calories per day at 34.9 ounces, which is 122 calories per ounce.

    I tried the Honey Stinger and GU gummies yesterday, I'm going to pass on those. The Honey Stinger gummies have as many calories as the waffle at twice the weight, the GU chomps taste a little odd and both are sticky, which I don't like.

    The super-ultralight packers aim for 126 calories per ounce, so I'm not too far off, but they're willing to eat vegetable oil and peanut butter by themselves to reach that...I'm not that desperate yet.

    Here's my revised list below, everything but dinner is eaten cold, can be eaten on the move and doesn't require extra for rehydration.

    It's subject to some change, particularly for my hot meal to provide some variety, but I may not have much choice.

    DAILY CALORIES 4250.00
    DAILY FOOD WEIGHT (oz) 34.90

    BREAKFAST
    PROBAR..... 3.00 x 1..... 370.00
    CARNATION INSTANT BREAKFAST..... 1.00 x 2..... 260.00
    INSTANT PLAIN COFFEE..... 0.07 x 2..... 0.00

    SNACK
    PALEO TRAIL MIX..... 3.00 x 1..... 320.00
    HONEY STINGER..... 1.00 x 1..... 160.00
    GATORADE POWDER..... 0.52 x 1..... 100.00

    EARLY
    LUNCH
    PROBAR..... 3.00 x 1..... 370.00
    OREOS..... 2.00 x 1..... 320.00
    GATORADE POWDER..... 0.52 x 1..... 100.00
    STARBUCKS VIA COOL LIME..... 0.70 x 1..... 70.00

    SNACK
    PALEO TRAIL MIX..... 3.00 x 1..... 320.00
    HONEY STINGER..... 1.00 x 1..... 160.00
    GATORADE POWDER..... 0.52 x 1..... 100.00

    LATE
    LUNCH
    PROBAR..... 3.00 x 1..... 370.00
    HONEY STINGER..... 1.00 x 1..... 160.00
    GATORADE POWDER..... 0.52 x 1..... 100.00

    DINNER
    PACKIT GOURMET CHILI..... 6.50 x 1..... 570.00
    OREOS..... 2.00 x 1..... 320.00
    INSTANT SPICED CIDER..... 0.74..... x 280.00
    Last edited by JMSZ; 08-09-2013 at 02:33 PM.
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    JMSZ did you try the Honey Stinger peanut honey energy bar @ 190 calories? It is good.

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