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  • robert shattuck
    Apr 30, 2009
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      Yeah, I don't actually know if they still have the sun dried tomats . . . they did last summer and I've not bothered to look. Hmmm . . . that'll be a bummer, but I'm sticking with the Jerky and cutting WAY back on my usual, two-per day Tiger milk bars.


      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      From: mattruby@...
      Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:09:58 -0700
      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Lunch Suggestions

      That's funny you mention trader joe's, they have systematically gotten rid of many items I have used in the past for backpacking. I don't bother going there anymore for trail goods. I eat 2 or 3 clif bars for lunch spread out over the hiking day.


      --- On Fri, 5/1/09, Bill Plesha <backpackerman@...> wrote:

      From: Bill Plesha <backpackerman@...>

      Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Lunch Suggestions

      To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com

      Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 12:57 AM

      I went to the Trader Joe's here in Phoenix today and was told the sun dried tomatoes were discontinued because of low sales!! Damn, it really sounded pretty good.

      Bob - are you still able to get the out there is CA?


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      From: Barbara Karagosian

      To: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com

      Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:28 PM

      Subject: RE: [John Muir Trail] Lunch Suggestions

      Sparkle - those Tiger Milk Bars are awful IMHO! But you're right, they all

      get to taste like cardboard pretty quickly. I'm currently doing a survey of

      different bars, protein, cals and taste - my taste, of course. I tried the

      wax enclosed chocolate that they sell online at BPL, it was good -

      especially the chili flavored, odd as that may sound. But the weight is not

      worth the chocolate. Snickers do pretty well too. Now I'm gonna have to

      try the sundried toms - hmm. Barbara

      -----Original Message-----

      From: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com]

      On Behalf Of robert shattuck

      Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:03 AM

      To: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com

      Subject: RE: [John Muir Trail] Lunch Suggestions


      y'all gonna need some contemplatin' food . . . something you can sit there

      and chew and chew and . . . all the while taking in the beauty and mystery

      that it all is. I get sick of "power bars" about as soon as I buy (But the

      winner is, TIGER MILK BARS) them. My all-time favorite is beef jerky, which

      takes a good while to chew and I never seem to tire or lose my craving and,

      consequently, I just don't mind sitting there, breathing, being, seeing . .

      .. my new favorite though, is sun-dried tomatoes--they' re about the same

      chewy consistency as jerky, if not more so. You can get them at trader joe,

      usually in $3 bags . . . they also compress nicely in a bear can. I get the

      Jerky at costco. good jerky, best deal. I find that anything I eat, that

      hurries me along--as in, these power bars make me gag--just kind of detracts

      from the moment--but that's just me . . . now if I coud figure out how to

      get a few quarts of ultra-chocolate ice cream out there . . .


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      To: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com

      From: backpackerman@ cox.net

      Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:57:43 -0700

      Subject: [John Muir Trail] Lunch Suggestions

      Good Morning All,

      I'm coming up on my first JMT trip and am considering what foods to bring.

      I'm pretty well set for breakfasts (instant oatmeal packets & coffee) and

      dinners (repackaged freeze dried meals), but am wondering what suggestions

      those of you who have done the trip in the past would have for lunches.

      I'm thinking food that is quick and easy that can be eaten with as little

      muss and fuss as possible.

      Power bars, energy bars, foods that provide lots of calories to help replace

      what you lose during the day??

      Thanks in advance for your suggestions,

      Bill P.

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