Savannah wrote:I don't feel like eating much in the heat, so I actually use the opposite tactic . . . I bring a lot of protein, in case I can only bring myself to eat 5 bites of dinner. If I only eat a little of something, I want it to be maybe some vacuum-packed salmon or PB&J on whole grain, and I want jerky or a Luna bar or one of those chicken salad & crackers kits in my bag for later.
Yeah, what she said, only I said it in 14 paragraphs, which is pretty typical for me.
My coworker, who went in '11 (his first and only time) said he and his crew stacked up all sorts of crazy food. Canned food, meat, chips, etc. As if they were going to sit down for 3-4 meals together every day. He said they barely at ANY of it. Had to haul it all back home.
For me, I'm going with what Savannah said: I don't plan on eating very often, so when I do eat, make it count (salmon is a great idea; whole grain bread; almond butter; luna bar...wait, those are for girls, the label says so!)
In my day carry I'll probably just bring some sort of protein bar (though I basically hate all of them...maybe the Cliff Builders Bar) JIC I need some nourishment.