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Planning, planning, planningIt isn't easy to plan your food and equipment for the next 2 and a half months. Assuming about 3500 calories per day, and our estimated 56 days on the trail, that's 196,000 calories. Dried milk, grapenuts, oatmeal, coconut, wheat germ, raisins, walnuts, brown sugar, ovaltine, malted milk powder, Halvah bars, granola bars, pop tarts, dried berries, salami, hard cheese, peanut butter, jelly, Triscuits, peanuts, olive oil, sunflower seeds, pine nuts, banana chips, Wasabi peas, dried apricots, beef jerky, dried green beans, trail mix, triple fruit trail mix, CA trail mix, Tropical Trail mix, Hawaiian trail mix, honey roasted almonds, cashews, oil roasted salted almonds, Medjool dates.....and that's just my Breakfast, lunch and snacks. Roadrunner is taking care of dinners. So you get the picture. I have about 40% of the calories I need on the trail so far, so it's back to the store for another 120,000 calories. Some diet. And I expect to lose about a pound a week at this level.
GR20 in Corsica Sept 2014 Te Araroa New Zealand 2012-2013 PCT 2001 & 2013
You're never lost. You're just not on the trail you expected to be on.
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