Ladies and Gentlemen,
What do you take for food on your sheep hunts? Does anyone ever actually consume the 4000-4500 Cal/day that is recommended for intensive activity? What is your favorite high energy food?
Here is my analysis of nutrition for sheep hunters. I have been on 5 Dall sheep hunts and I am already planning my next hunt for 2011. (cant go this year because I am in Iraq!) I am trying to reduce my pack weight and thought food was the best place to start.
Accepted formula for food: 120-130 Calories per Ounce
Fat: 20%-35% of Total Calories
The vast majority of Mountain House items meets the Cal/oz threshold, but they also have too fat. Here is a list of top performers:
Beef Stroganoff 130 Cal/oz and 35.9% Cal from fat
Turkey Tetrazinni 130 Cal/oz and 34.3% Cal from fat
Lasagna w/Meatsauce 130 Cal/oz and 32.7% Cal from fat
Ice Cream Sandwich 150 Cal/oz and 35.3% Cal from fat
I have an excel spreadsheet w/calculations of the entire Mtn House menu, PM me if you want a copy!