How Much Couscous

A very opinionated hiking food planner. Couscous and oats are the best for climbing and hiking when weight and simplicity matter: just ask these badasses. They are delicious, but if weight doesn't matter as much, follow your heart and take something else. Hover/tap the underlined bits for more information.

Dinner Boil up water (1:1) with salt and olive oil. Once boiling, throw in couscous and sliced parmesan, cover, and remote heat. Leave covered for five minutes then enjoy.
  • 130g couscous, 80ml olive oil, 30g parmesan
  • 1266 cal, 27g protein, 81g fat, 102g carbs
Olive oil
Lunch Eat the bars, eat the rest. Make your own bars for better taste and less trash.
  • 150g bars, 20g peanuts, 10g raisins, 10g seeds
  • 737 cal, 29g protein, 28g fat, 141g carbs
50g bars
Breakfast Boil up water (1:1) with a touch of salt, raisins, milk powder and whatever else you like with oats. Once boiling, throw in oats, stir, remove heat, keep stirring, and enjoy.
  • 100g oats, 20g raisins, 20g milk powder
  • 555 cal, 17g protein, 13g fat, 95g carbs
Milk powder


Mouseover info only shown for 2500 cal/day option. Ditch the milk powder if it's not your thing. Mix half of the raisins into lunch mix, and feel free to substitute another dried fruit. Don't forget to take salt and pepper. Pro tip: pack all of these into sealable plastic bags so you're not carrying trash around with you. Don't forget tea/coffee/chocolate!

It is assumed that no breakfast is needed for the first day, and no dinner is needed for the last. Gas calculation assumes both oats and couscous are followed by a bit of tea, that you're using an efficient stove, and that no other cooking is needed. Be conservative.

Made by Chris Arderne