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  • John Ladd
    Aug 7, 2014
      Ray - Mine is pretty similar. Main difference is "Second breakfast" and "Second Dinner". Kudos to The Hobbit for giving me the idea.


      I make really big versions of my cooked meals. Breakfast (cooked at maybe 8 am after some hiking) ends up about 24 oz of hot cereal, ghee and maple syrup  Dinner (cooked at a 4 or 5 pm break) typically fully fills a 32 oz. JetBoil once it is finished (usually based on TJ Harvest Grains Blend and some kind of dry soup with some form of meat and fat, like a bacon confit). 

      I can't eat that much food at one sitting, even if it did stay hot enough to be palatable. 

      So I immediately fill a 12 or 16 oz. Polypropylene plastic jar with the hot food. Jar goes immediately into a DIY cozy made of multiple layers of Relfectrix (available by the yard at OSH). 

      Second breakfast is separated from First Breakfast by 60-90 minutes of hiking. 

      Second Dinner is typically 90 to 120 minutes after First Dinner. (Sometimes I will leave the bearcan and cookstove on the JMT and do a twilight side trip to a high lake and have second dinner just before retiring for the night, finishing the last of the food I have with me.)

      A well-designed 12- or 16-oz jar cozy will keep food hot for up to 2 hours quite well. 

      Cozy looks roughly like this. Round pieces of Reflectrix -- that insulate the underside and top surface of the jar  -- not shown in the picture. Picture shows my first effort at a 8-oz cozy which I used for several years - I now prefer the bigger ones.

      If you don't like to make one yourself, an insulated bottle holder might work, though not quite as well

      John Curran Ladd
      1616 Castro Street
      San Francisco, CA  94114-3707

      On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM, Ray Rippel ray.rippel@... [johnmuirtrail] <johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      Good day, group,

      I saw a graphic the other day called "The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People". I suspect you could Google it and find it. It's kind of neat.

      It got me thinking about hiking routines for multi-day trips of severals days or more. Here's mine, approximately:

      00:00 to 4:30 Sleep

      04:30 - 5:00 Pack up

      05:00 - 6:30 Hike

      06:30 - 7:30 Breakfast

      07:30 - 9:30 Hike

      9:30 - 10:00 Break

      10:00 - Noon Hike

      Noon - 13:30 Lunch/Nap

      13:30 - 15:30 Hike

      15:30 - 16:00 Break

      16:00 - 18:00 Hike

      18:00 - 19:30 Set Up Camp, Supper, Explore, Visit Other with Hikers

      19:30 - 20:30 Read in Tent

      20:30 - 00:00 Sleep

      Obviously, I don't stick to this religiously, especially on days when a pass is involved, but this is sort of the "template" I use.

      I would be very interested in other peoples routine, either posted to this message, or sent to me at ray.rippel [at] gmail [dot] com, with "Daily Routine" in the subject line.

      Once I have a dozen or so, I'll make a similar graphic and post it on the blog.

      Thanks, Ray

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