How many days food have you hiked with??

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How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby weeds » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:50 pm

Between re-supplies?

We carried eight days of food when we did the OLT and though that would be our max....we need to work on base weight.

Did a hike over the weekend and learnt that a group of four each carried 21 days of food for their traverse across the Kimberley’s (maybe a member of the group is on here) pretty impressive I thought.


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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:03 pm

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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby debkah » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 8:24 pm

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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby peregrinator » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 9:37 pm

13. Oh, sorry, I thought you asked how many hours.
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby johnw » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 11:30 pm

8 days
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby DavidB » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 9:23 am

12 days - but won't do that again.
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby ribuck » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 9:32 am

DavidB wrote:12 days - but won't do that again.

Same. Doing 9 next month though, with water carry to dry camps, so not much different.
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 11:27 am

Carried 14 days' worth of food, but only used 12 days' in the end.

Carried 17 if you count rafting the Franklin. But of course that was mostly rafting with a few stretches of hiking here and there. I still managed to fit it all into one backpack (apart from the raft, paddle and wetsuit).
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby wildwanderer » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 1:29 pm

8 days worth of food so far.

That about the longest trip I like to do without a day's town/motel/shower/shave break.

I wash in streams during the trip etc however nothng beats a hot shower and shave at the end.
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby Tyreless » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 2:03 pm

6 days of food, but I carried it up Hannels Spur.
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Re: How many days food have you hiked with??

Postby ofuros » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 2:18 pm

2weeks worth in a 80l Berghaus expedition pack, as a young 19/20yo, solo, chasing beautifully spotted trout in the tassie highlands....way too many seasons ago.

No hope of carrying that much weight these days, nor would I want to...back issues. Food stashes for extended walks.
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