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    That's true KDT, they do burn up fast. I compensate by eating a lot of them. Dried pineapple used to be one of my favorites but I haven't gotten any in quite some time, that's a good reminder. I'm surprised by the amount of people who bring cheese. I'd never thought of that.

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    Wink trail food

    The food that My son and I swear by are cliff bars and a block of sharp cheddar cheese with crackers. One problem I just found out with Cliff Bars, they can go bad. My son and I decided to go extremely light on our hike between Crag Camp and Adams and just carry one cliff Bar. At Thunderstorm Juction we opened up the Cliff Bar and we couldn't believe our eyes. There were worms crawling out of it. We had no other food so this became a problem. Thank God for hiker kindness and for the big pot of soup at Madison.
    At the top of Adams we were able to Yogi another Cliff Bar and a big bag of peant M&M's.

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    Rex, interesting tale. I pulled out an old Cliff bar the other day in NC and it tasted a bit funny. I checked the date and - lets say - it was old. So, I threw those away and went for the newer ones. The old ones did not look any different - just a bit different taste.
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    Wink I love cliff bars

    I live on Cliff Bars and have a ton in my house. When I leave for a trip I throw a few in my pack. I never thought they would go bad if they were sealed and unopened. Well on Adams as I said I found out I was wrong.
    I would have eaten the one I opened but the worms really got to me.

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    Maple Sugar Cakes? They sound terrific - Ok FisherCat, where'd you get them?
    And yes, you need a little sugar, a little protein, and a few carbs - altogether, preferably - so you get the immediate energy AND the sustained power.
    Block cheeses ARE really good, too - and I've found anything wrapped in wax generally holds a little longer on the trail - even in steamy weather -

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    Trekker-they are made by a 18th century re-enactor. I thought I'd leave you my e-mail as I don't want anyone to think I'm doing advertising.
    Sorry for the late reply, I just got back from a glorious week in NH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCat
    Sorry for the late reply, I just got back from a glorious week in NH.
    I assume you got some hiking in. Any pictures?
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    I'm working on it, I have to work a bit today then rush my nephew to the airport for a flight that will probably get delayed due to weather. So I'm hoping to get something up today or Monday. Great week in NH! We had hiking, trailwork, and Skills Session during the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherCat
    I'm working on it, I have to work a bit today then rush my nephew to the airport for a flight that will probably get delayed due to weather. So I'm hoping to get something up today or Monday. Great week in NH! We had hiking, trailwork, and Skills Session during the week.
    Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing your pics.
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    i remember when i was in my teens we were hiking to a cliff to repel and i took a big can or raviolis .little that i cared about weight .now o make it very light and light weight food that will give me a lot of energy .
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