$4 Dollars a day thru-hiking meal plan

Posted by: VanLess

$4 Dollars a day thru-hiking meal plan - 08/24/20 04:47 PM

Hey every one, just over four dollars with smaller tang packs as opposed to four bucks with large tang canister. possibly cheaper in usd dollars depending on grocery prices.
per day:
3 cups mashed potato flakes, dry
1 cups dry milk, dry (cheese is cheaper, one pizza brick for 6 days, dry milk expensive where I am, so either dry milk or cheese)
3 cups of tang juice mixed (around 6 tbs dry)
7 tbs flax seed ground
12 tbs peanut butter

3000 calories, nutrition profile looks good on happy forks, low on vitamin k, spinach every couple of days will help.

The food is light, its mostly powders and peanut butter. It's basically one ingredient from each food group, any other ingredient from that group can replace it. peanut butter for pepporony and extra carbs or beans and fat. Mashed potato is used as carbs here so can be exchanged for any carb, bread, pita, etc. Juice can be taken out and replaced by something else sweet, roughly 350 calories worth per day.
Posted by: OregonMouse

Re: $4 Dollars a day thru-hiking meal plan - 08/24/20 07:04 PM

Sounds really gross! It would take only 1 day (probably less) of this diet to make me quit! My stomach is rebelling just reading about it!
Posted by: VanLess

Re: $4 Dollars a day thru-hiking meal plan - 08/24/20 07:34 PM

It's a rather extreme form of nutrition, between towns. It was not designed to be appealing on paper. But its very easy on the stomach. It would not make your stomach turn like you said, its just boring too eat, that's about it. Everything is eaten separately. So mashed potato is mixed with flaxseed, and peanut on top as blobs, and drinks separate. Much better and cheaper than eating 5 protein bars plus backpacking dinner. Protein bars make me sick when I eat them hungry, no many how many calories it is. I made a very detailed video about it with nutrition info, but don't wanna post it here cause I'm new.

Edit: haha you didn't say it will make your stomach turn, it would rebel. I don't know about that, the stomach feels like silk on this diet, probably cause of flax and massive amounts of peanut butter.