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Old 07-17-2010, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Huff04
breakfast is poptarts and pepsi, snack in treestand is jerky and pepsi, lunch is chili if have anything with a pepsi, supper is pizza and pepsi

i drink alot of pop
I know a guy that drinks Mtn. Dew all the time.If it's not an MD,it's Budweiser.Feel for that guys kidneys and liver.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:07 PM
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breakfast is a manly traditional american meal: eggs, toast, sausage, bacon, pancakes, etc. in combination. We carry home made gorp: bulk dried fruit, cranberries, walnuts and peanuts, dark chocolate bits mixed. Keep very well hydrated. Lunch is usuallly cheese and salami with apples or oranges. Energy drinks tend to keep you pumped up but have no nutritional value, and gatorade etc. is no improvement over a good old rounded full meal.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:58 PM
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Nothin fancy for me.
I usually eat a big breakfast. Something filling like a big warm bowl of buttery rice, and a cheese biscuit. Chase it with OJ and Coffee.
Maybe a big bowl of Raisn-n-spice oatmeal and cinnamon toast.
Actually I like all that year round
In the tree, I always carry Juice and a couple XL Payday bars, and a couple pieces of jerky.
I enjoy juice all the time, so I can drink it instead of soda and be just as happy. (I can't help but think that some apple or grape juice odor wafting around the air has helped bring in some meat over the years.)
If its deathly cold, I'll carry a thermos of black coffee.
I usually carry some caramel cubes, or caramel twirls with the creme inside. They really help get you by.
I admit, they are probably just a crutch caused from having a chaw of Redman in my mouth for 15 years.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:54 AM
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nothin works better than a good servin of penutbuttter
full of protein
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:00 AM
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The high protein value of eggs in the morning seem to give me energy I will need through out the morning. Sugars area good quick source of energy but short lived and you will need to keep pouring the sugar in to avoid the crash that follows a sugar energy boost.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:27 PM
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Well gentleman,

I must say, I'm impressed. Not only in your knowledge of energizing and healthy foods, but also by some of you and your body's ability to keep on rockin' despite the junk food you stuffed in your belly. LOL! There's a lot of good info here and it's nice to know you guys are aware of what a good meal can do for you.

I don't know why exactly, but my body seems to react harshly and immediately should I get dehydrated or lack a good meal. I can feel the affects almost instantly. NOT good.

I watch my fluid intake and the amount of fruit and vegetables I eat to keep my body not only hydrated, but to make sure the meals keep producing the electrolytes that I need as well. I find if I keep hydrated by drinking water, sugarless beverages and some good rest, I don't get cramps and my energy levels stay up for a long time. I too was taught to eat oatmeal for the long lasting carbs it provides. By making sure I have some fruit, they give me good energy my body seems to like. My body doesn't communicate with me all too well. LOL! I have to drink water even when I'm not thirsty. I try and drink before I'm thirsty. I heard that by the time you are thirsty, your body is already down a quart.(I think more)

Bananas, apples, plums and oranges are the mainstay of my fruit consumption. I also like to drink orange juice NOT from concentrate. Don't get me wrong, I'm far from a good eater. I too eat the sausages, bacon, some fast food meals and other greasy fattening non-energizing foods that taste real good. LOL! I'm sure you know what I mean.

Only a few years ago I learned to pack along some soup in a large mouth thermos container. Nothing like hot soup to warm you up and give yah some energy too!

Anyone else have their .02 cents they'd like to add?

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by iSnipe
........ some fast food meals and other greasy fattening non-energizing foods that taste real good. LOL! I'm sure you know what I mean......
There are occasions where I don't pack food or drink,unless the weather is extreme.I don't break for lunch,either.At the end of the day,Taco Bell or other fast food is a guarentee.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Game Stalker
There are occasions where I don't pack food or drink,unless the weather is extreme.I don't break for lunch,either.At the end of the day,Taco Bell or other fast food is a guarentee.

You are hard core! LOL.
I am a nervous eater I guess
The few times I went in the woods like that, I ended up breaking down, or getting stuck, and nearly eating my boots and drinking stump water
Anymore I always have a plan B.
At least an emergency 2Liter coke bottle full of water (Use it for hand washing, but drink it too), and an emergency tube of Ritz crackers in the glovebox(learned that trick when the kid was little).
It aint much, but It'll do!
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BarnesX.308
When we're at hunting camp, we're eating like kings.

Actually, I don't really eat a big breakfast. Too many times I've had to take a crap while on stand. And I'm usually just sitting in a stand in the morning.

If we're doing drives, where a lot of energy is needed, I usually end up having a big sandwich or heat up whatever we had for dinner the night before.

If I start getting pooped, I generally don't think about what I ate that day. I think that I need to stay in better shape during the off-season. Or drink less beer the night before

Amen to the last sentence!! For some reason we can't get that figured out at our deer camp.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:31 AM
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For me, my hunts would typically start really early and I'd be prepared to be in the woods all day. I've packed the following: Ham sandwiches, numerous milk chocolate bars and water. Sometimes I'd even bring cold pizza which is really yummy when it's freezing outside. Never have been big on a traditional breakfast when hunting. Instead, I'd drink fruit punch powerade and eat a sandwich. Weird, maybe, but that's how I roll.
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