Determine your serving sizes based on your appetite, caloric requirements and level of activity for each day. A 4-oz. serving of beef jerky is satisfying for me, but might be too much or too little for you. Test a meal during a day hike in your area to see how it works for you.

Day one: Leave home, travel to destination

Breakfast
Pre-made bacon and cheese clafouti
Coffee

Lunch (in transit)
3 hard-boiled eggs
Carrots and broccoli with baba ganoush
Nuts
Fresh fruit
Unsweetened iced tea

Dinner
Frozen sausages or steaks, cooked over the campfire (pack frozen in the morning, they will be nearly thawed by the time dinner arrives)
Sweet potato (peeled, diced, sprinkled with cinnamon and a honey packet, wrapped in foil and cooked on coals)
Water, tea, or hot cocoa

Day two

Breakfast
Quinoa noatmeal with dried fruit
Cofffee and tea

Lunch
Beef jerky
Jalapeno hunter’s sausage
4 oz. hunk of Parmesan or other hard, aged cheese (vacuum-sealed it will keep in a pack)
Dried fruit

Dinner
Dehydrated chili
Strawberry-kiwi protein drink
Dark chocolate

Day three

Breakfast
Hiker’s scramble with taco meat
Coffee and water

Lunch
Beef jerky
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Trail mix
Rosemary-almond crackers with chocolate-almond butter

Dinner
Fresh-caught lake trout, coated with island creole seasoning and fried in coconut oil

OR

Dehydrated taco meat
Beef jerky (half portion)
Dark chocolate

Snacks
Trail mix
LARABAR

Day four

Breakfast
Quinoa noatmeal with dried fruit
Cofffee and tea

Lunch
Beef jerky
Jalapeno hunter’s sausage
4 oz. hunk of Parmesan or other hard, aged cheese (vacuum-sealed it will keep in a pack)
Nuts

Dinner
Dehydrated chili
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Dark chocolate

Snacks
Trail mix
LARABAR
Beef jerky

Day five

Breakfast
Hiker’s scramble with dried ham
Beef jerky
Coffee and tea

Lunch
Beef jerky
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Trail mix
Rosemary-almond crackers with honey-almond butter

Dinner
Dehydrated taco meat
Strawberry-kiwi protein drink
Dark chocolate

Snacks
Trail mix
LARABAR

Day six

Breakfast
Hiker’s scramble with taco meat
Coffee and water

Lunch
Beef jerky
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Trail mix
Rosemary-almond crackers with chocolate-almond butter

Dinner
Dehydrated taco meat
Beef jerky (half portion)
Dark chocolate

Snacks
Trail mix
LARABAR

Day seven

Breakfast
Quinoa noatmeal with dried fruit
Cofffee and tea

Lunch
Tuna fish with mustard and relish packets
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Nuts

Dinner
Dehydrated chili
Strawberry-kiwi protein drink
Dark chocolate

Snacks
Trail mix
LARABAR

Day eight: leave destination for home

Breakfast
Hiker’s scramble with dried chili
Coffee and water

Lunch
Tuna fish with mustard and relish packets
Dried fruit (mangoes, cherries, blueberries and bananas)
Nuts

Dinner (on way home)
Big hamburger on fresh greens, fish with vegetables, eggs over easy with bacon, steak and salad… whatever sounds good to you!

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