517Food per day
- Jun 30, 2002Bob,
For myself, I need about 1.5 pounds of food per day or I get REAL
hungry. I wouldn't short the food. For a 9 day hike, I would
normally bring about 13 1/2 pounds of food.
Of course, the "Yogi-ing" is pretty good in the National Parks (most
hikers bring too much food and are willing to share). I have taken
advantage of the generosity of others, but it is tough to rely on.
Have a great hike!
Here is a definition of "Yogi-ing" I found online:
Yogiing It is considered poor etiquette to ask for food on
the trail. Yogi-ing (after Yogi the bear) is the fine art of getting
someone to offer you food without actually asking for it. A valuable
skill, someone who can consistently score a yogi is much envied by
those who can't. The best yogi's are usually scored when the
trail goes by a state or National Park picnic ground where large
family or church picnics are being held. The curious picknickers
will often offer all kinds of goodies while listening to the hiker
recount his usually exaggerated adventures.
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