Jingle bells batman smells robin has a room full of food

After work last night I opened the door to the house walked in and began my evening routine. The dogs were let out of their kennels and let out in the back yard to do what they do best. Filled the dog water and food bowls and waited for them to finish. As I stood there I looked around our sun room and began to wonder when I had managed to collect all that food stored in bags, in boxes, and even in piles.  I begin to laugh as I have turned into a doomsday prepper. Have you heard of or seen the show on tv? I am quite positive I am not as crazy as them or am I?  Well guess we will find that out as time goes on.

I started to take a an inventory.
Pop-Tarts – enough to feed a college football team for at least 3 days.
Ramen – enough to feed a small country for several months.
Energy / Protein Bars – enough to build a fort out of.

There was a bark at the door and I jerked out of my slight daydream.

As I get closer to my first day on the trail the more food and gear gets piled into this room. To be honest I really have no idea how I will get everything in my pack along with water and food and not have my backpack weigh more than a personal sized elephant.

I believe that I am very close to having all of the gear I will need to complete my thu-hikes. Food is a whole different story. I have chosen to go the way of having my family and friends back home send me resupply boxes along the way.

For the better part of 6 months I have been testing out recipes, collecting food, researching ideas for what to take, and dumping failed menu items into the trash.  It has been a great learning experience and has been honestly quite fun.

Happy Trails.




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