We were able to get quite a bit of food for our mail drops. Here is an example for how much food we will eat in five days.
|Meal/misc||Day 1||Day 2||Day3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Breakfast||Oatmeal x2||Grits x2||Pop tarts x2||Dehydrated eggs/hasbrowns||Granola x2|
|Snack 1||Dried Fruit x2||Dried Fruit x2||Dried Fruit x2||Dried Fruit x2||Dried Fruit x2|
|Snack 2||Cliff bar x2||Cliff bar x2||Cliff bar x2||Cliff bar x2||Cliff bar x2|
|Snack 3||Jerky x2||Jerky x2||Jerky x2||Jerky x2||Jerky x2|
|Snack 4||Nuts x2||Nuts x2||Nuts x2||Nuts x2||Nuts x2|
|Dinner||Mountain House Teriyaki Chicken x2||Cous Cous x2||Tortellini x2||Mountain House Pad Thai x2||Annies x2|
|Desert||Chocolate x2||Chocolate x2||Rice Pudding x2||Chocolate x2||Chocolate x2|
We also dehydrated some of our own veggies to add to our dinners. Among the vegetable patch was red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, tomates, spinach, squash, onions, and garlic. Dried fruits may be common but a variety of dried vegetables is hard to come by. We are hoping our dried veggies will add some sunshine to our dreary diet.
Before putting our maildrops together we read an article on the cons of doing maildrops. The finer parts of the article touched on repetitive food choice, added cost, missed packages, malnourishment, and an added regimen to an otherwise obligation free trip. We decided to do five maildrops anyway, just for fun.
We weighed our food drops and all our food for two people for five days only weighs 13 pounds! Thats 7 pounds less then we were expecting. This either means we are expert lightweight backcountry food shoppers or we will starve on the trail. Stay tuned for the outcome.