Resupply is when we go in to a town to buy more food. Usually there is a grocery store, but sometimes it's limited to campground stores or gas stations (the worst!). Before we head to the store, we look at our book and determine how many days we will be in the woods before we will have another chance to resupply again. So when I shop, I'll know I need 3 dinners and 3.5 days of snacks, for example.
Dinners are easy and I have two main things I look for: cous cous or powdered hummus. I usually buy 2 wraps or 1 pita for each night plus a block of hard cheese to go with the cous cous/hummus. I also carry raw garlic to spice it all up. If I can't find cous cous or hummus, I buy cheese and avocado with bagels to make sandwiches.
Snacks are ever-evolving for me. Early on I was content to eat granola bars and pop tarts all day, but eventually the lack of nutrition got to me. Now I carry a big bag (probably 2lbs) of trail mix that I make myself. I dump almonds, dried fruit and m&m candies into a ziplock bag and eat 1-2 cups during my lunch break. I also snack while I walk. I keep one or two candy bars, several Raw Revolution bars, and fruit strips in my hip belt pocket for quick grabs.
Breakfast is usually lame and just something I eat mindlessly while I wake up. Typically some trail mix and maybe a fruit strip plus as much water as I can handle. I also carry Gatorade powder and make it once or twice a day. It helps a lot, especially now that it's so hot outside.
Vitamins are important to me too. I carry a good multi-vitamin, MSM and digestive enzymes. I also carry Arnica in case of any inflammation or injury. The extra weight sucks, but it's worth it. The other day I fell and my knee landed on a rock. I could barely bend it at first, so I consistently took my MSM and Arnica. I really think it's the reason I recovered so quickly.
My food bag tends to weigh about 6-8 pounds for 3 nights on the trail. I eat about 2500-3000 calories a day and burn about 4000, but I feel satisfied most of the time. I choose healthy and nutritious over lightweight and it's worth it to me.
Food choices during town days are drastically different than trail days and I'll save that for another post. I also have a lot to share about Rooney's nutrition too, but that also will be a seperate post.
Until then, thanks for reading!