1. almalfish on September 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks, glad you liked it…

  2. Multi-Tool School on September 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Good video, sir. Thats a handy lunch selection for a day hike. Thanks for sharing!

  3. galaktikhiker on September 16, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    I like spicy ramen packs with a foil pouch of thai sweet chilli tuna mixed in the pouch is way thinner than those pre pack tuna snacks and i can cut it with my knife i also take my ramen out of the pack and crush it so it fits in a snack size zip top another staple for me is microwave packs of uncle bens four cheese ready rice all i do is throw it in my pot with a tiny bit of water and heat it through throw in tuna u have on the fly cheesy tuna cassoro i like the gatorade shot blocks and i love

  4. Echobase71 on September 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    If you’re looking for a calorie dense food, pop tarts. I get the natures path organic kind, they’re 210 calories per pastry.

  5. Edgar Anolin on September 16, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    The calorie/weight ratio for ramen noodles is very high…it’s pretty much a hiking/backpacking staple. A can of chili is ridiculously heavy for the calories you get. Gel shots may not have been very popular a year ago when you wrote this, but they work. Yes they are basically sugar, but usually brown rice syrup or similar. Sometimes on a hike you need a quick dose of energy, and sugar is actually what you want. (The Clif Shot Bloks also replenish electrolytes.)

  6. Adventure Addict on September 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Awesome video there partner, very informative I’m going on a short hike tomorrow and I’m going to pack light, this is quick easy and cheap. Thanks for the vid 🙂

  7. Mike Price on September 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I agree that quick high energy foods have a place on the trail but rich fatty protein heavy food will make things go smoother if it goes bad. Mostly i am talking about the fact you dont KNOW whats in gels and other energy products. In the end its just my opinion. Thanks

  8. KelMar 136 on September 16, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Great ideas for cost effectiveness, calorie density, light weight, and easy organization. Thank you!

    I love the idea of making the packs ahead of time for the entire season. Having it ready to go will be one less hurdle to getting outside.

  9. almalfish on September 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Mike, it’s a day hike with lunch not a survival mission… The 20 calories from the Gatorade (not gatoraid) are inconsequential. This merely helps mask the flavor of water filtered from a mossy creek. The gels are exactly that, sugar and caffeine. That’s why I carry one…
    Don’t forget your can opener.

  10. tronclay on September 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    @mikeinajeep a can of chili thats borderline dog food? Yeah you sound like a pro… Im guessing there isnt a single Wildernessoutfitters video you havent seen.

  11. George F. Potstada III on September 16, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Spoonchala, Lov it! Using it!

  12. Kanzee on September 16, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    great tips..ty

  13. Todd on September 16, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Good thinking, great organization, well thought out. Stealing one or two of your ideas.love the stuff packed in individual bags.

  14. galaktikhiker on September 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    My mocha energy shots helps me get going

  15. JACK Alleman on September 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Love this method.There is so much out available that you can cut your cost in half or more simply by watching what’s out there.Follow the wife and find out how you can influence the taste buds while cutting the costs.There is a channel out there for $4.00 a day, you can enjoy a 1100 calorie a day meal not bad.

  16. bitchs love me on September 16, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    What’s your thoughts on dehydrating milk based products like cheese

  17. galaktikhiker on September 16, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    And other than the gel shot it can all be had at dollar general no having to go to the pack store or gander

  18. Vagfinder on September 16, 2019 at 8:32 pm


  19. Carbide Jones on September 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Good ideas, thanks.

  20. Mike Price on September 16, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Noodles? Have you taken any kind of training or survival classes? I hopefully am not being an ass, but wtf? The cliff bar and the tin foil are good but dump everything else. You need real food, a can of chili and some home made trail mix will cost the same and make you feel way better. Water and salt tablets are real and you can trust them. Gatoraid is for suckers and that gel crap could be anything in the world but I bet it’s mostly white sugar. Hope this helps. Think beef jerky!

  21. 4StrongWinds on September 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Good video. Mid-January and I have 6 dinners prepared for this season. Can’t wait for warmer weather.

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