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Don Thomas
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Good discussion. These considerations really become important on long backpack hunts of ten days or more. I’ve learned a lot about the subject over the years. It really helps to live off the land as much as possible. In Alaska, chances are that at least your base camp will be near a stream with fish. A few ounces worth of line and fish hooks can easily turn into pounds of protein every day. Same principle applies to grouse, ptarmigan, berries etc. However, I never count on anything but what I carry in. Today’s freeze dried meals are pretty good, but they just don’t pack the calories you need for hunting sheep, goats, and the like. A little hard salami, cheese, or hard chocolate will add a few pounds going in, but will make a huge difference in your ability to hunt hard. Ration it carefully, and no cheating! Don