This guy gets it. I assure you I won't be trying this untested. If I can survive a 7 day fast in the days leading up to the hunt while doing some daily HIIT and sustained cardio, and not feel like I got ran over by a truck, I might consider doing it for real. If it fails in a controlled environment, I for sure won't be attempting it in an uncontrolled environment.Well, again I don't know how much body fat he has to burn through, but if he has enough, I don't see why it would be a problem. I've done quite a few 72 hour fasts, and after around 36 to 48 hours, I no longer feel any hunger, and I have more energy than ever. But I've not tried it beyond 72 hours. I'd like to see the OP try it. As I said before, maybe bring SOME food, such as canned sardines, just in case. Also as others have said, try doing an extended fast before the hunt. Maybe a few different times, and make sure your body is adapted to it. I certainly wouldn't go on the hunt without ever having experimented with longer fasts beforehand.
I mostly wanted to see if anyone has given it a go or even given it a thought. Also, let's not forget that this will be a Spring bear hunt where I'll mostly be sitting behind glass all day. This won't be a run and gun setting. If it works, sweet. If it doesn't, I'll tap into my reserve ration and hike back out. Might even take a tube of glucose gel. IV supplies and a bag of D5 and LR back at the truck.