This is a picture of actual food carried one of my 2.5 day backpacking trips. The weight is 21 oz/day (1.3 pounds/day) including packaging. It includes a hot breakfast and dinner with snacks eaten throughout the day. Whenever hungry I eat and I have yet to return with all food eaten.
HawkVittles.com- great place to buy freezer bag meals already in a pouch
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