mainstays are life boat rations. They're designed to provide a minimal amount of calories to sustain a person that is not actively working (ie, sitting in a floating tub, bailing occationally, and waiting for the dudes in the red helo). With your proposed 120# load, you will burn through those 3600 calories in one meal.alfred10 wrote:What other types of food should i carry? I like the MainStay b.c they can keep you alive for 3 days each.
Figure most MRE's are between 2600-3600 calories (going from memory - this may have changed), and packing light most take two per day. The more you work, the more calories you need.
Figure that into the equation.