Fathers Day Scouting Trip

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Awesome trip, Aron...enjoyed the video. Did you just go super light on food and run out, or miscalculate? I feel like we often bring too much in the way of food, and would like to reduce the weight but I have never regretted having an extra snack or two, especially when the trip out takes longer than planned or we are having a blast someplace and decide to stay an extra day.
 
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For the last few years I've been able to pack around 2,200-2,400 calories per day with no issue, but I've been dropping body weight/fat this year and am down to 195. I'm usually in the 220 range, so I'm guessing my body needs more food because I have less stored fat to burn. I knew I would run out of food as I was scarfing down everything I had Saturday, but I wasn't too worried since the human body can survive for a couple weeks without food and one morning wasn't going to kill me:)

I'm guessing that it also had something to do with 10 miles a day and elevation gain/loss of 6,000 feet per day as well, but either way, I will be bumping my caloric intake up to 3,000 calories per day on this weeks adventure. I'm heading onto the roughest wilderness in Colorado with a good friend/hunting partner on Thursday and that should give me a good idea of 3,000 is going to be enough.

I ended up doing 25 miles in 2.5 days, but if I would have stayed in one place I probably wouldn't have needed as many calories....it was a good test run to see where I am as far as conditioning (way ahead of schedule) and where I need to be for total daily caloric intake.
 

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Thanks for the reply Aron. I am always fine tuning the amount/type food we pack, and it's helpful to hear what someone else is doing. Part of the reason we almost always end up with extra is that I don't often count on the less active days, meaning I pack food as if we will be hitting it hard every day of our trip, knowing full well we will likely have a day or two where we don't eat everything or work as hard. Luke's pretty skinny already, so he doesn't have much wiggle room :)

. I knew I would run out of food as I was scarfing down everything I had Saturday, but I wasn't too worried since the human body can survive for a couple weeks without food and one morning wasn't going to kill me:)
One morning might not have killed you, but the sticks, squirrels and pine cones you were contemplating might have :)
 

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Nice video Aron. I enjoyed it. I tend to go light on food for the three or four day trips as well. I guess I get in kind of a hike explore mode and probably just push the envelope a bit in refueling like I should. Sometimes I'll just eat fish I catch in the stream instead of the backpack food I bring, "living off the land". This past weekend my wife and I ended up bringing back half of the food we took backpacking.
 

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Thanks for sharing the video. It is interesting that you find yourself needing more food now that you are 35 pounds lighter. Btw, quit making me feel like I need to drop 20 lbs. I am 5' 9" and 190! I can run a half marathon sub 1:30 at that weight but I should still probably be at 170 to 180 range. Those 10 to 20 pounds are tough to drop.
 

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Awesome video! Glad you found your wife soon, you sounded hungry when I talked to you on the phone!
 
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I used the Cracks on Wed and Thursday, but swapped for the mountain lights when I got dropped off Thursday afternoon. I knew I had a long way to go and wanted to use what I already had broken-in.

I couldn't run a half marathon if someone held a gun to my head:)
 

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Nice video, I like to see stuff like the hike in and camp chores...Stuff that rarely gets seen in a strictly hunting vid...
 

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Hey Aron, you did a great job on the putting the video together. The trip seemed really awesome and I liked the end when you discussed changing the route. I feel having a bit of flexibility in the field is an advantage to anyone in the backcountry; imperative really. Thanks for providing the footage for those of us who have not had the opportunity to get out yet!
 

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Can somebody tell me why some of the vimeo vids wont let me watch them on my phone, it says i have to install adobe but i already have it,
 

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Can somebody tell me why some of the vimeo vids wont let me watch them on my phone, it says i have to install adobe but i already have it,
Hit the blue "videos" button in the upper right corner then press "couch mode".
 

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Nice trip Aron. Looks like you were covering some miles and pacing it out.
Good stuff.
 

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Nice vidoe Aron. Just got back from a similiar trip here in Oregon. Was wondering what your total pack weight was?
 
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