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What do you put in your GORP?

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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Whiplash » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:22 am

Plain M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, and Almond M&Ms. I think I'm seeing a trend here.



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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Oubliet » Tue May 03, 2011 10:02 am

Rice crackers, wasabi peas, dried pineapple pieces, goldfish crackers. (all in addition to raisins and peanuts)
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby dave54 » Thu May 05, 2011 9:14 pm

It varies.

I don't like to use peanuts. There are too heavy a protein and hit my stomach hard while hiking. For some reason I also do not like chocolate while hiking, although I like it other times.

Mixed dried fruit, mixed nuts (sans peanuts), whatever cereal strikes my fancy like Multigrain Cheerios or Honey Nut Cheerios. Sometimes some crackers like Triscuit, although they can make the mix taste too salty.
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby kpherzog » Tue May 10, 2011 1:19 pm

My son-in-law introduced me to a new formula, apparantly a favorite in the Army Reserves:

1/2 Dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 Candy Corn

This sounds really wierd, but it is a real winner!

. . . Kurt
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby GunnyJC » Wed May 11, 2011 5:17 pm

All the usual suspects...nuts, craisens, banana chips, M&M's, and dried cherries for a tangy flavor that meshes great with the sweetness of the M&M's and the saltyness of the nuts.
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Bandito » Wed May 11, 2011 7:28 pm

Peanuts, M&Ms, Raisins, Peanut Butter Chips
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Jimr » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:50 pm

Time to resurrect this topic. My wife went vegetarian a year ago and she buys the best stuff ever. I began mixing them together into what will be much of my gorp this year.

Dried White Mulberries
Dried Goji Berries
Craisins
Cashews
Almonds
Flax seed crisps
crushed, dried Kale
Then I crush up a bunch of Nature Valley Oats & Honey granola bars

Man, I could almost live on this stuff. I don't care much for peanuts and raisins
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby --<xx< » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:07 pm

Nothing. I pack a bag of sunflower seeds, a bag of peanut M & M's, a bag of mixed nuts, a bag of almonds, a bag of dried apples and some dried cranberrys and mix what I want each day or the night before .
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Cross Country » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:38 pm

Almonds, or any kind of nuts take hours to digest. I don't believe they are good trail food unless you're hiking downhill. After eating almost anything during a hiking day will require a long rest while it digests. It makes you feel better from the neck up but slows down your body and you energy. For hiking, ingesting liquid calories is good. Gatorade is best.
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby AlmostThere » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:02 pm

I'll keep eating GORP. Gatorade and other drinks make me ill when I'm hiking. It was no fun at all pulling off Tioga Road every few minutes to throw up.
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Hobbes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:15 am

I started adding roasted soy nuts this year. While they don't have as many calories per gram as almonds, filberts, peanuts, etc, they are a very good source of nutrition. My current mix is:

Peanuts 30%
Soy beans 25%
Almonds 25%
Filberts 5%
Raisins 15%

The soy nuts have 133 calories per ounce vs 170 for peanuts & almonds, and nearly 180 for filberts. I used to add different kinds of dried fruit, but raisins rank near the top @ 85 calories/ounce. I like them, they're cheap, so I reverted back to the good ole' basics.

The mix above averages 150 calories/ounce - 1 lb = 2,400 calories. I budget 4-5 oz/day of my own jerky that adds another 450-500, and a 2oz snickers bar @ 280 for an afternoon sugar buzz. Grand total calories per day is 3,125 for 22 oz (1.5 lb/day) or 142 calories per ounce.
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Re: What do you put in your GORP?

Postby Rosabella » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:27 am

... nothing to add to the GORP recipes (mine's pretty standard) but I just wanted to acknowledge jimr's signature line:

The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live.
-Norman Cousins


This really touched me. Cori (snownymph) has a great signature line as well. I really like these little reminders we get in our daily lives. You may have had it as your signature line for a year or so, but I just read it today. Anyway... thanks jimr.
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