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 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

Make Your Own Gear (MYOG):

Zen Works - How to make your own stove

Backpacking.net - Homemade Gear

thru-hiker.com - Kits and supplies