Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Bean » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:21 am

Snickers freeze hard once they get cold enough, but become extremely brittle and are easy to eat. I always try to take some better food but always end up with a stash of snickers in my pack. I really should convince them to sponsor me. Used one to avert an imminent hard-bonk in a partner yesterday.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Johnson » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:25 am

Peanut Butter M&M's rock. I buy the big bag and then use zipper sandwich bags for "individual servings"... about 400 calories.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Mindy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:34 am

Great thread, and some good suggestions I will try.

Anyone have anything new to add here?

I tend to not want to eat anything when it is cold and windy, and for the most part, wait until I am back at the car. The food I bring tastes horrible, like it morphs into something different in the cold alpine. I need to change this though, I know, for obvious reasons regarding energy, but for also simply enjoying the adventure more.

Has anyone ever brought hot water in a thermos and poured it into pouch food? Take too long?

Thanks!
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby yorksman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:48 am

Mindy wrote:Has anyone ever brought hot water in a thermos and poured it into pouch food? Take too long?

Thanks!


Why don't you just put some type of soup/chili in your thermos?
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Mike Cormier » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:50 am

+1 on Bean's Snickers comment. They have become my go-to food, summer and winter. "Snickers satisfy"
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby mtnfiend » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:58 am

hard candy in a pant pocket (life savers, gobstoppers, jolly ranchers, etc.). And you don't need to stop to eat'em.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby peter303 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:03 am

hotrod wrote: I let real butter get soft at room temperature and then mix it with equal parts of powdered sugar with a fork.

Pure fat has 225% calorie density of pure carbs. More like 300% when you consider many carb sources have fiber and moisture. The first guys to reach the South Pole, exactly a century ago this year, carried lots of lard.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Upstate Hiker » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 am

I love the white and pink frosted animal crackers with sprinkles when its cold.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby zoriloco » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:11 am

How about some Chicharrones for that matter (Mexican style not Colombian Style). They are very light weight and have tons of fat on them. Not to mention they are Mmmm so tasty!

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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Alpineair » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:20 am

I've been trying the Honey Stinger products which someone mentioned in another thread or TR, and really like them. The waffle is good, but the peanut butta pro bar is my new favorite.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby jmc5040 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:25 am

I really love to pack a bunch of applesauce squeezers since you can open them up with gloves on and eat them virtually as your moving. I always have at least one in my pocket anymore. I've had them on hikes in the single digits and they did not freeze, but I would imagine they will if exposed to low temps for long enough.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Mindy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:27 am

Lard/Butter mixed with sugar and Chicharrones.... Thanks! :roll:

I asked about the hot water and pouch because I had thoughts of a small pouch of something, then throwing a tea bag into the rest of hot water quickly for the remainder of the journey..... key being something sm., easy and WARM.

White and pink frosted animal crackers with sprinkles - Yes! I forgot about those - my favorite when I was little. Honey Stinger products are already a staple of mine, but turn hard and unmanagable. Snickers cut up into chuncks with be explored, as well as where I stash my snacks.

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