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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:35 pm 
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Been feeling a little flat lately. Any good non-caffine based energy bars out there?
Or what have you found works well for big walls/long days out.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:28 pm 
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water
water
water
oh and did I mention WATER.

I have found that on days that I forget(or too lazy) to fuel my body with food(happens most days at crags) , simple hydration keeps me going.
I discovered this on a route that was supposed to take us 2hrs, it ended up a 5hr slog and we had skipped breakfast. Well needless to say, we were ravenous 2 & 1/2 hrs into the route. I found that by keeping hydrated, the lack of food did not effect me much, and the hunger pangs passed shortly after they arrived.

I do however find that if I have been working a route/problem etc, the following help to give me a boost after a slight rest and rethink:

Cashewnuts
Peanutbutter
Tuna
Biltong
Light to digest fruit
water

just my two cents worth.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:01 am 
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I can't think of the brand right now, but the energy bars that most of the fill stations stock. Really chewy. Flavours like strawberry, lemon & lime and pineapple. If I remember correctly it's got a dude jumping a hurdle on the wrapper. Other than that : 500g peanuts and raisins, big box of smarties and a zip-lock bag. Put contents in bag and shake it all together. AWESOME!! It's like grabbing a hand full of Snickers everytime! Don't know about the fat content though :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:17 am 
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Nuts any assortment. Or snickers bars in the UK, bit like Bar Ones with nuts in them.

When I was in Yosemite a few years ago, there was a guy in camp 4 selling bomber bars that were a combo of peanut butter and nuts etc, tasted ok and were good for energy - bunged you up though (which I suppose is ideal for Big Walls! :lol: )

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:30 am 
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The original Power Bars, I think work the best, but it seemed people didn't like the taste of them. I love GU, it might not taste that good, but easy to digest and it works. Lots of water as AC mentioned it is probably more important that energy bars.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:16 am 
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Thanks guys, tried that Energy Bar, works like a bomb, keeps you going strong for 45 mins or so. Real chewy - takes 20 mins to eat it :) Pop a couple of those every now and then and you should be fine. Also tried peanut butter and provita, works quite well just bring a plastic container. Thanks for the fluids tip, probably where I was going wrong. Think I will give the tuna a miss though.


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Beer and slap chips :)


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