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    Trail food

    I'm about to pack food drops for my 11th Alaska Ultrasport.

    Every year I go back with the same old crap.
    Anybody have any favorite trail food suggestions they'd like to share to help me mix things up?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    I'm about to pack food drops for my 11th Alaska Ultrasport.

    Every year I go back with the same old crap.
    Anybody have any favorite trail food suggestions they'd like to share to help me mix things up?

    Thanks
    Craisins, M+M's (or chocolate chips), and salted Cashews. Craisins have a nice tartness to them that seems to stimulate your salivary glands, and make it less candy bar-ish tasting than raisins, and the cashews just add that luxuriousness to the experience and mouth feel than peanuts just can't deliver.....
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    I was P.F. happy with the all spicy stuff I sent last year. Jalapeno Lays and Tabasco Cheese Its. It mixed well with all that chocolate.

    Mint chocolates. But you know that.

    Sliced Ham.

    Combos.

    Dave's Killer Bread Killer Sin Dawg Cinnamon Rolls.


    My mouth is watering.

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    What crap?

    What is the same old crap ?



    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    I'm about to pack food drops for my 11th Alaska Ultrasport.

    Every year I go back with the same old crap.
    Anybody have any favorite trail food suggestions they'd like to share to help me mix things up?

    Thanks

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    same old crap for me too Pete

    I'm going to go with what works for me. Never get tired of that stuff.
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    raspberry newtons...they're not cookies, they're newtons...
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    Meal Pak Bars:

    http://www.mealpack.com/
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    I made a gorp mix that included the usual nuts & stuff, but also added broken up granola bars and gummy bits for some sweetness. Bite-size butterfingers are also a fav of mine - they don't freeze at all. Perkey jerkey is great, too - caffeinated meat!

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    Oooh
    I forgot about the Sin Dawg. Thanks Tim.

    I agree gummies in the trail mix are pretty good.
    This perky jerky sounds interesting.

    My usual routine, which has become really old is:

    Bacon
    Peanut butter crackers
    various trial mixes
    Mint patties
    red vines
    summer sausage
    Parmesan cheese

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    I just found some maple glazed ham jerky that's tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    This perky jerky sounds interesting.

    http://www.perkyjerky.com/home.php

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    Jacks Links premium cut chicken nuggets and tenderloin pieces were pretty tasty, not chewy and no heartburn.

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    yo pete, I'm a fan of Halvah bars. they are high fat and don't really freeze and are easy on the gums unlike frozen almonds, any bar and edible didlos. sagaya usually has them.

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    smoked salmon strips are a good break from the sweets, they also are real fatty so high in calories. I like the ones from Alaska Sausage Company, available at Wal-mart. Their reindeer sausage is good too, but the hot version is too spicy for me after a few days. I've been hooked on dried cherries lately too, sweet and tart, just right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timroz
    Dave's Killer Bread Killer Sin Dawg Cinnamon Rolls.


    My mouth is watering.
    This.

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    Salmon strips went down very well this year.

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    Pizza was the best for me, followed by caribou sausage.
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    Fig Newtons and Mrs Mary's Naturals Trio bars worked best for me in between checkpoints. The trail was good enough that, aside from Rohn to Nikolai, I didn't need to do much more than nibble on the trail. At the checkpoints I loaded up on checkpoint food and downed some of my bulk foods like macadamias/craisens/walnuts/coconut oat cakes.

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    Peanut butter filled pretzels, a mixture of different nuts, raisins, with M&M's. Also Hammer Gel.

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    cashews, raisins, extra spicy beef jerky, fig newtons, thick cut ham slices

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbasinger
    Salmon strips went down very well this year.
    Billy got me started on those a few years ago. Liked em so much it motivated me to try dipnetting last year. 10 Kasilof reds processed at sausage company was just enough for the winter. Gonna try some Lachs this year too!!!

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    Yukon Kings make the best strips...TONS of uber nutritious and energy filled oils...
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