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?


  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.


  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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