What I’m working on: Condiment Kit

Condiments are important!  We’ve got to figure out how to get a lot of calories in us when we don’t want to eat!

Each girl is shooting for somewhere between 3,000- 5,000 calories per day.  As we go higher, one of the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a loss of appetite.  Add to that the fact that dehydrated meals tend to lose flavor and you get a situation where we expect to be “forcing” those calories down.

Denali teams typically take a “Condiment Kit.”  I’m in charge of putting this together.

Here’s what’s on the list so far:

  • Butter.  Grass fed butter from Costco
  • Grated Parm cheese
  • Onion Flakes
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Tabasco
  • Salt/ Pepper
  • Dried basil
  • Fancy mustard

4 thoughts on “What I’m working on: Condiment Kit

  1. These are mostly savory or spicy. Are yall taking any sweet condiments? Or maybe the sweet is covered by bars and other foods?

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  2. OMG woman we have so much sweet – definitely in the bars! It probably wouldn’t hurt to bring *something* sweet (although I can’t think of what, besides sugar for coffee)…but we all have so.many.chocolatey.things. I’m actually a bit worried about too much chocolate! What comes to mind for you, though, in case we’re overlooking something?

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  3. On long backpacks, I have three spices, Garlic Powder, Tabasco Sauce, and what I call “Philmont Spice”. The spice is 3 parts seasoning salt (preferably McCormicks) and 1 part Seasoning Pepper (Also preferably McCormicks. But I think the soy sauce, parmesan, and onion flakes are good too.

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  4. Unfortunately, I suspect that the Butter, Olive oil, Coconut Oil, Soy sauce,Tabasco and Mustard will be frozen rock hard on your ascent of Denali. How do you figure on using it?

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