Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

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

Postby ironman11 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:39 am

Alpineair wrote: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.


You should try the original stoopwafel. They are amazing and cheaper than the stinger wafels if you buy the in bulk. I used to love buying these when I was outside the U.S., but now one of the Dutch brands endorses a U.S. Company. www.ilovestroopwafels.com You can also package them however you want. I find the stingers hard to get open with gloves on.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby winmag4582001 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:39 am

I've had luck with salted nut rolls. Only cost a dollar at WalMart. Slim Jims also travel well.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Papillon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:44 am

I buy sticks of margherita pepperoni from Vinnola's in Wheat Ridge and will cut 6-8 pieces and throw it in a bag with 6-8 pieces of Hoffman's super hot habanero cheese.

I store these in my pant pocket. I tend to store much of my food in my pockets. I haven't sleeved it (pringles) in winter yet. Not sure how well those will hold up.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Oman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:52 am

Ah, Pappy. So that was a pepperoni in your pocket.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Andymcp1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:08 am

I cant say I agree with the lard/ butter as a great source for energy. When it is that cold out and being at altitude your body dosent digest as efficiently and therefore the super high fat intake just sits like a lump in your stomach. Your body has to divert blood flow and oxygen to your stomach to digest food, so the longer food sits there the less time it goes to your legs and brain. I like foods with fats in them (nuts) ,but when needing energy quick that can be sustained things like gummy bears, snickers, gels, and hot coco are in my opinion the best. The only time a super high fat food is a good idea is right before bed as it will keep you warm through out the night.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby smoove » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:29 am

Fletch wrote:Summer sausage, a good cheese, some hot tea, gummy colas, sour cream and onion pringles, a banana, a few gu's, and some scotch. That about does it for me on a winter hike.


The pringles have saved my ass before (kinda like when Marty McFly bounces back near the end of the movie). Will have to try the scotch.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:43 am

yorksman wrote:Why don't you just put some type of soup/chili in your thermos?


My BC ski partners do this. It's something I will look into for those type of trips, where you can stop below treeline for a while and eat. Plus it's a good way to get more fluids.

Andymcp1 wrote:I cant say I agree with the lard/ butter as a great source for energy. When it is that cold out and being at altitude your body dosent digest as efficiently and therefore the super high fat intake just sits like a lump in your stomach. Your body has to divert blood flow and oxygen to your stomach to digest food, so the longer food sits there the less time it goes to your legs and brain. I like foods with fats in them (nuts) ,but when needing energy quick that can be sustained things like gummy bears, snickers, gels, and hot coco are in my opinion the best. The only time a super high fat food is a good idea is right before bed as it will keep you warm through out the night.


Being on the Paleo diet, I've read enough books that agree with this. High altitude and fat digestion don't get along all that well. It's a great energy source (it's what I run on), but you kinda have to fat-load before the trip to make it work well. Then while hiking I just eat a bunch of carbs like cookies, shot blocks/candy, dried fruit and some nuts. I'll add the hot gatorade in a thermos to the regimen, as I'm bad about drinking in winter.

Bottom line: Eat whatever you WANT to eat while winter hiking, just eat more of it. Since if you are not eating, you're not staying warm. That was one of the first things I learned in my ski mountaineering course in Alaska. They drilled that into us.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Papillon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:45 am

smoove wrote:
Fletch wrote:Summer sausage, a good cheese, some hot tea, gummy colas, sour cream and onion pringles, a banana, a few gu's, and some scotch. That about does it for me on a winter hike.


The pringles have saved my ass before (kinda like when Marty McFly bounces back near the end of the movie). Will have to try the scotch.


Good to know those things hold up. My pack is not complete w/o a sleeve. I can't eat the buffalo wing flavor, however. Those taste like a half-cooked squirrel marinated in frank's red hot.

Oman wrote:Ah, Pappy. So that was a pepperoni in your pocket.


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

Postby Derek » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:55 am

Bean wrote: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.


In winter, I like to cut my snickers into bite sized pieces. When they freeze later in the day, it makes nice bite size snacks to suck on. I can't remember the last time I went to the mountains without one. Better than any bar type item I've had.
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Mindy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks everyone for the input! This weekend I will try out:

PBJ & Hot Tea or Hot Tomatoe Soup
Habanero Cheese Chunks
Sr. Crm. Onion Pringles (or something similar in the organic aisle)
Nuts mixed with ghiradelli chocolate chips and dried cranberries
White and pink frosted animal crackers with sprinkles (I know nothing similar in the organic aisle for these!)
Apple slices

Going to feel like Thanksgiving all over again!
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby wooderson » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:08 pm

Mindy wrote: White and pink frosted animal crackers with sprinkles (I know nothing similar in the organic aisle for these!)


They're not frosted and no sprinkles, but Barbara's brand organic "Snackimals" are the best animal crackers I've ever had. And they come in multiple flavors like peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

Another really tasty winter-friendly snack I recently discovered are cocoa-roasted almonds. Even if you're not a huge almond fan, these are so good. Both Blue Diamond and Emerald brands make them.

Re: Organic Pringles options... I wouldn't go there. The artificial, sprayed-on fake flavor, non-organicness is what makes Pringles.... well, Pringles (and I mean that in a good way, of course).
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Re: Winter Caloric Intake (food that doesn't freeze)

Postby Mindy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:10 pm

wooderson wrote:

They're not frosted and no sprinkles, but Barbara's brand organic "Snackimals" are the best animal crackers I've ever had. And they come in multiple flavors like peanut butter, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

Another really tasty winter-friendly snack I recently discovered are cocoa-roasted almonds. Even if you're not a huge almond fan, these are so good. Both Blue Diamond and Emerald brands make them.

Re: Organic Pringles options... I wouldn't go there. The artificial, sprayed-on fake flavor, non-organicness is what makes Pringles.... well, Pringles (and I mean that in a good way, of course).


Nice! I didn't think about snackimals! My daughter's favorite. Someone else suggested yogurt covered pretzels as well. Almonds are great for you and I will definitely check out those that you suggest wooderson. Not sure I can go with pringles though; my body might go into shock - lol.

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