Preparing the food has been no small task... but I believe I've found a setup that will work for my 38 day supply stash. It is a massive, heavy heap of sustenance.
Above you will see two days worth of food (one with the breakfast/dinner side up, the other with lunch side up). To keep them as small as possible, I layered the items, creating a little briquette of food, which I then vacuum sealed.
I vacuum sealed the full days worth of food for a few reasons.
- Allows rationing to be precise, and unable to accidentally over eat.
- Removes as much air as possible, making it as small and compact as possible.
- I packaged my breakfast and dinner in ziplock bags, but vacuum sealing will ensure freshness.
- Waterproof, and safe to assume fairly smell proof.
- Keeps things neat and organized.
Each day averages about 1lb and 9oz. I was trying to keep it to 1.5 lbs, but I decided last minute to add a bit of protein powder to my oatmeal in the mornings for additional nutrients. I've got each day just about 2700 calories; far less than I will actual need, but a good middle compromise for fuel to weight.
To save a bit on money, instead of buying portioned out peanut butter, I made 1.5 oz packets myself. One is for oatmeal in the morning, and the second is for lunch. A messy task... but kinda neat!
Below is a full break down of what I'll be eating... everyday... for over 30 days.
Breakfast: Cinnamon apple oatmeal with peanut butter and Soylent | 723 calories
Lunch: 2x Pemmican/Meal Pack bars, 1.5 oz of peanut butter | 980 calories
Dinner: Idahoan instant mashed potatoes with dried veggies and dehydrated beef and a Bonk Bar | 940
Less than 10 days until we begin our journey!