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    • i'll state up front that i haven't had either.

      environmental issues aside, compare the number of calories in an omeals to a mountain house. i think you'll be disappointed.

      i've never researched the ready to eat sandwiches, becasue, quite frankly, they just don't look appetizing to me. my standard trail is lunch is PBJ (on a bagel when possible) and that's pretty darn easy to make in the field.

      please give us an report if you end up trying either of these.
      2,000 miler
    • I am fine with Mountain House for dinner most nights since there are around five varieties I like. Do get tired of just oatmeal or grits every morning for breakfast, or perhaps it is just not always enough for the trade-off of taking time to boil water and cool down before packing up.

      Still always looking for new alternatives and will plan to try these out in the spring.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Astro wrote:

      Do get tired of just oatmeal or grits every morning for breakfast, or perhaps it is just not always enough for the trade-off of taking time to boil water and cool down before packing up.
      about 3 weeks into my thru i realized i hated cooking breakfast in the morning -- i thot it was a poor use of time. i stopped making coffee (the biggest adjustment) and making hot oatmeal for breakfast. i just added powdered milk, honey, raisins, and water to instant oatmeal and ate it cold. for variety i had cereal; granola or grape nuts.
      2,000 miler
    • max.patch wrote:

      Astro wrote:

      Do get tired of just oatmeal or grits every morning for breakfast, or perhaps it is just not always enough for the trade-off of taking time to boil water and cool down before packing up.
      about 3 weeks into my thru i realized i hated cooking breakfast in the morning -- i thot it was a poor use of time. i stopped making coffee (the biggest adjustment) and making hot oatmeal for breakfast. i just added powdered milk, honey, raisins, and water to instant oatmeal and ate it cold. for variety i had cereal; granola or grape nuts.
      I need to try some of that.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • jimmyjam wrote:

      For first breakfast I eat two poptarts or two of those Belvita biscuit things or a honeybun. Repeat in 30 minutes to an hour for second breakfast.
      Big fan of the Belvita (blueberry and cinnamon) as a cold breakfast alternative, and snack during the day. :thumbup:
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General