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Agree with others about bring some things and see what you actually eat. I've found that I really enjoy pretzels and some gummy candy (Haribo Twin Snakes have been my favorite lately). Both are calorie dense and high carb, maybe not the healthiest, but I like it and actually want to eat them.

Pretty sure I have a decrepit Clif bar at the bottom of my pack that's summited more peaks than any one granola bar should.
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I'd just keep the answer simple and bring whatever you like to eat. I being canned oysters on most hikes; some people don't like them. If it's cold I'll bring snickers bars, but they melt when it's hot. I like dipping crunchy granola bars in peanut butter. Sometimes I just bring a box of cereal. Just eat what you want, though thinks like jerky can be harder to digest at high altitude.

I basically eat anything if it doesn't have mayo, mustard or ketchup, or some nuts since I am allergic to a few.

As far as losing my appetite on hikes or at altitude, that doesn't really happen to me, even at 20,000 feet. If other people lose their appetite at altitude or on hikes (not uncommon), I usually just end up eating their food too. I guess that's why I still weigh 270 even though I hike and climb every day.
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I burnt myself out on the typical hiking snacks(bars, gels, waffles) so now I bring a more traditional lunch. My go to items are:

Fruit - Grapes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apple Sauce To-Go packs
Potato Chips - Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion Lays
Soup - Broccoli Cheddar, Green Chile, Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Sandwhich - Turkey Bacon Guac or Ham and Cheese
Jerky
Leftover pizza is awesome and occasionally I’ll grab a plain Chick fil a sandwhich and a couple mayo packets.

I always carry a couple bars for backup but they rarely get eaten these days.
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cardgenius wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 12:00 pm I burnt myself out on the typical hiking snacks(bars, gels, waffles) so now I bring a more traditional lunch. My go to items are:

Fruit - Grapes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Apple Sauce To-Go packs
Potato Chips - Salt and Vinegar, Sour Cream and Onion Lays
Soup - Broccoli Cheddar, Green Chile, Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Sandwhich - Turkey Bacon Guac or Ham and Cheese
Jerky
Leftover pizza is awesome and occasionally I’ll grab a plain Chick fil a sandwhich and a couple mayo packets.

I always carry a couple bars for backup but they rarely get eaten these days.
What does your pack weigh on average?
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Everyone has different tastes for hiking food.

One of the oddest choices I've seen included a group of hikers at the summit originally from eastern Europe. They proceeded to unpack large tins of canned sardines in oil. After slurping those down they drank the oil. Followed up with hard boiled eggs. My trail mix never looked so good!
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mtree wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:58 pm They proceeded to unpack large tins of canned sardines in oil. After slurping those down they drank the oil. Followed up with hard boiled eggs.
Can't blame them for following advice of the best, can of sardines or bowl of couscous is just a vehicle for oil: https://www.bonappetit.com/people/artic ... ition-food

But boiled eggs are clearly bad form, those should be prepared either Randy Marsh's or Rocky's way
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hardc0r3y wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:04 pm What does your pack weigh on average?
Not exactly sure but I’d guess 12lbs when I carry 3L of water. I should weigh it before I go out this weekend.
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cardgenius wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 6:24 pm
hardc0r3y wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 3:04 pm What does your pack weigh on average?
Not exactly sure but I’d guess 12lbs when I carry 3L of water. I should weigh it before I go out this weekend.
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cedica wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:13 pm Couldn't help it, SNL immediately popped into my mind
Haha that was great, Nate is hilarious.
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PJ88 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:26 am
SkaredShtles wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:21 am Breakfast burritos, pocket-bacon, leftover pizza, al pastor tortas, and beer.

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If I'm just out for a day hike or an easy overnight, I'll pack whatever sounds most appetizing, even if it ends up adding a little extra weight.

If I'm going to be out 3+ days, I'll start to more heavily consider caloric dense foods to cut down on bulk and weight. It's probably a personal preference, but for me having a little bit lighter and sleeker pack over days of hiking is more important than having my favorite food and snacks. Of course, I always have a few things I know I'll love namely a good candy mix!
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