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3/22/07 9:58 A

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I love seeing what everyone else packs for their day trips. Gives me great ideas! I usually pack a peanutbutter and jam on wheatbread sandwich, an apple and/or banana, and trail mix that includes mixed nuts and dried fruits for munching on while i'm walking. Sometimes we bring powerbars but I prefer the fruits and nuts. On really hot days when I know I'll be sweating profusely, I'll put a scoop or two of gatoraide in my camelback to make a weak mix.

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3/22/07 12:16 A

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I am sure it will come! Keep up the Great Work!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away!


 
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3/21/07 8:48 P

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That is actually Weight Watchers goal. It is at the high end of the range for my age and height. My doctor actually suggested a higher weight and wanted me at a weight that I can maintain. Very smart and listening to me and not the charts. I settled with her at 172. This say once I hit goal of now 172 I will not have to pay at weight watchers. My personal goal is 169 but I am having a hard time losing that last 8.

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TRAILSBARTON's Photo TRAILSBARTON Posts: 250
3/21/07 5:22 P

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How did you come up with the goal 169?

Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the moments that take your breath away!


 
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3/21/07 1:59 P

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Thanks - as close and I am - I can see it and reach for it, it may take a while to get there but I will not give up. I have come so far there is no turning back.

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TRAILSBARTON's Photo TRAILSBARTON Posts: 250
3/18/07 11:26 P

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Congratulations on getting close to your goal!!!

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3/18/07 5:37 P

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I started hiking last May after dropping about 30 bls. I am on Weight Watchers and have since lost another 30+. I have 8 more to get to goal. I pack great WW friendly snacks. I notice that if I hike on Saturday 5 - 9 miles, the scale does not show a loss on Tuesday. I do see a loss later in the week but I do not want to change my weigh in day. My leader suggested that I eat more protein and I will try that. Just wondering if anyone else has the same problem. I love to hike but I WANT to get rid of the last 8. Anyone here do Geocaching?

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3/18/07 12:56 A

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These ideas are making me sad. I have braces, so virtually none of my best trail foods are really options this summer. They're either forbidden or too much trouble or just not as much fun to deal with.

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3/17/07 7:17 P

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I love raw almonds from Trader Joe's. I also like the Fiber one bars.

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2/12/07 8:16 P

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I don't particularly care for GORP because it upsets my stomach (too hard to digest and I don't want all the energy in my body used up trying to digest nuts & stuff)....so, my pack consists usually of lots of protein:
peanut butter stuffed celery sticks
hardboiled eggs
tuna or salmon filet on 2 slices of whole grain bread
(you can buy these already cooked & packaged)granola bar (Kashi makes one not so 'nutty')
Clementines-2 (I thought I was the only one! LOL)
soy chips, 1 serving only
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cheese & crackers (light Wheat Thins, 1 serv only)
I try to stay away from salty things that will make me retain water, but 1 serv is general ok.
Also, I use a CamelBak and tote in at least 100 ozs. water, even for short (5 miles & under) hikes. Like someone else said, the tube right near your mouth is an incentive to hydrate!!!! Most important, as several folks have already pointed out.

Perhaps by now you've already been on a hike or two (since I notice this was first posted last year) and you have a routine pack set up for yourself....but in case you haven't, the list above is my usual pack.

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L.

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1/11/07 1:08 P

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I bring Clif Bars on hikes with me, as they are light, packed with protied and easy to eat while walking....

Heidi



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12/24/06 12:18 P

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mmm, clementines, I like mandarins, and we have these in the stores now called "cuties" seedless and easy to peel. That would be great for hiking food, thanks for the tip!

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I know you're done with this hike but I love this topic. My favorite trail snack is easy peel clementines. They don't have very many calories which is kind of too bad but they are full of juice and just a little bit of sugar. I found they were absolutely wonderful when we were hiking in the dessert in the fall when it was still pretty hot. We would generally bring a clementine for each hour that we planned to be on our hike. We'd also bring stuff like granola bars or trail mix but this was just another way to make sure we stayed hydrated.

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10/16/06 1:55 P

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I prefer a mix w/ almonds and dried cranberries, at least I'll eat them! And I've found that mixes w/ chocolate in them don't work well at all in higher temps, you end up w/ a ball of melted goo. And you're right about picking out the good stuff, and ending up w/ the peanuts and raisins in the pre-packaged mixes. It probably is more cost conscious in the end to make your own mixture.

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10/16/06 12:24 P

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I agree with Kay, the water bladder is the way to go. You drink WAY more often when it is right there by your mouth. The only time I can't drink while walking is steep uphill, when I am breathing hard. (You can't drink and breathe at the same time :)

I like Nature Valley crunchy granola bars. The GORP mix is great, especially when you mix your own with your favorite ingredients. But I tended to put in a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, and then I picked them out to eat and left the rest. The raisins and peanuts were always left over. So I finally decided to stop putting in the really good (and fattening) stuff.

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10/15/06 2:13 P

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I'm sure your hike is a done deal by now, but a few words on the water for the future. A good system for hiking is a water bladder w/ a hose (like a camelback) that way you can drink while you are moving, and you will rehydrate more often. I bought one that I put in just about any pack I use, you can get them individually or w/ the pack.

You're right about gorp, but who wants to eat just raisins and peanuts? I think that's why people started putting in just about everything under the sun. Trader Joes sells some really good trail mix combo's the nut/dried fruit combinations are endless, just pick what you like.

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10/14/06 9:50 P

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Gorp is trail mix, and I believe someone at some point told me it stood for (G)ood (O)l' (R)aisins and (P)eanuts.

As for the water, I looked up an aticle (and you might want to read it before heading out) which says you should drink 2-3 cups 2-3 hours before you start working out, one right before, and then a cup every 15 minutes or so. Granted, it will also depend on how hot it is, if you don't mind stopping to pee every 1/2 hour, etc.

Hope that helps!

PS -- the article is "Drinking Water During Workouts" if you're interested.

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10/14/06 6:12 A

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thank you for the responses,
my bf said he will take care of the water stocks, but i was wondering if i should consume like 2 lt of water in a normal day, what would the amount be on a day-hike?

i am so excited this will be my toughest day since i quit smoking and i cannot wait to see how will i do,

what is GORP btw :)

thanks again,


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10/13/06 8:07 P

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That does indeed sound good. Just make sure the meat is kept reasonably cool, no mayo, etc. Fruits and nuts are great snacks. (There's a reason why GORP is so popular with scouts!)

And, I'm sure you know this, but make SURE you bring enough water! If you're thirsty, you've already been dehydrated for 15 minutes.

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That sounds pretty good ( makes me a little hungry ), but don't forget water! I am always amazed at how many people I see when I am hiking that don't bring any with them, and that is in areas that are very steep and you tend to sweat a lot. The food sounds good though, are you doing a day hike? when I just go out for a few hour I usually only bring some trail mix or a granola bar, and then eat when I get home.

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10/13/06 4:36 P

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Hi,
new to the group and new to hiking, sunday will be my first, bf and i will be going on a daily hike and i am supposed to pack something, i planned for a healty beef sandwich with wholewheat bagel and pieces of granolas and dried fruits for easy access during the hike, but as i am a rookie, let me ask if i am missing anything
thanks in advance,

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