Tuesday, May 31, 2011

'It fits' part 2

Today was rations day. Yesterday I spent a fair amount of time going over the ration sheets provided by Claudia at the NOLs Rocky Mountain Branch. Today I rolled into our supermarket with clipboard and papers and started shopping.

I will confess that I got some strange looks, but I spent about an hour shopping, checking weights, and portions and the occasional directions.

This is what it looked like when I arrived home, and after two hours of weighing and bagging, this is what it looked like sorted into 3 groups. Ration 1, 2, and 3. Ration one is a little bigger as it has some things that will last the whole trip like tomato paste, pesto, peanut butter and nutella.

This is it packaged and ready to go in a kayak.

There are still some things that need to go into the ration. "freshies" like onion, garlic, potato, carrots, and I certainly cant forget the cheese. I still need 4 pounds of cheese that I will buy in Skagway. All will hold up well for some time while inside the belly of a kayak. Power food, like cliff bars and the like. will go into the ration. The weight comes in just a touch heavy. As they are in that last photo the entire ration is at 30 pounds. The ration plan called for 36.75 pounds (1.75 pounds of food per person per day) I think I will be over once I add in the freshies. Then of course I need a spice kit, and coffee. And, ahem.... Whiskey. It will probably be right around 42 pounds. A little heavy.