Perfect Hiking food

Last updated July 24, 2015 Copy
AmountIngredientEUR / daySource
100gNuts, almonds, blanched, butterEUR1.60Bulk Powders
61gNuts, cashew butter, plain, without salt addedEUR0.98Bulk Powders
100gSeeds, sunflower seed butter, without saltEUR0.99Amazon
66gMaltodextrin (from corn)EUR0.55Nutrimuscle
22gwaxy maizeEUR0.19Nutrimuscle
10gSeeds, chia seeds, driedEUR0.20Local
20gcomplete milk proteinEUR0.50Nutrimuscle
12gpotassium GluconateEUR0.36PureBulk
5gSalt, tableEUR0.01Local
0.26gMultivitamin powderEUR0.14Nutrimuscle
1gCholine bitartrateEUR0.06PureBulk
1gKale powderEUR0.06Bulk Powders
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I am currently working on a solid DIY version of Soylent specifically designed for camping trips. It should have the following properties:

  • High caloric density so it's lightweight
  • Modular shape so it can fit anywhere and does not require specific packaging
  • Not lacking important micronutrients but not necessairly 100% complete (since camping trips are of short to medium duration)
  • High in Sodium, Potassium and Magnesium to compensate the loss of electrolyte due to perspiration.
  • Have enough protein to cover at least the daily needs in essential amino acids
  • Have a taste as neutral as possible
  • Have extremly low water content for long time unrefrigerated conservation
  • Should not require cooking or washing dishes

What I've came up with is a paste (texture like Play-Doh) based on almond, cashew and sunflower butter. I add maltodextrin sirup, complete milk protein, waxy maize, chia seeds, salt and potassium. It is for now only lacking Vitamins A and K ; Iodine can be easily added in the form of drops.

Note for preparation:

  • Mix all ingredients together, except the malodextrin and the chia seeds.
  • Prepare the maltodextrin sirup by heating 120g of maltodextrin with 33g of water. Once the sirup is created, add the necessary amount to the preparation.
  • Add the chia seeds at the very end so they don't get crushed

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Day
23% Carb, 14% Protein, 63% Fat
% Daily Values*
Total Carbohydrate120g
Dietary Fiber 21g
Total Fat145g
Saturated Fat15g
Monounsaturated Fat91g
Polyunsaturated Fat32g
Omega-3 Fatty Acids2g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on "U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 calories". You may use the Nutrient Calculator to personalise your own profile, then select it from the list on the Recipe Editor tab.
Nutrient Profile: U.S. government DRI, male 19-50, 2000 caloriesChange

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