Question first, you can read the reason if you need it.
What I want to know is if I eat chicken for lunch and dinner in the same day does anyone think the foil packs, if opened at lunch time, then put in a zip lock baggie and tucked in the middle of my pack will keep for a few hours until dinner when it will be added to boiling water and rice? If it doesn't "keep" will the boiling kill anything bad?
Planning my first big hike, 5 days, 50+ miles with 3 friends. Each of us are planning our own menu. I have planned chicken for 3 lunch meals and 3 dinner meals (planning for 6 days of food just in case). The foil packs each have 3.5 servings, so 235 calories. For lunches I am planning tortillas with salsa and dinner is chicken and brown rice. My concern is this, each packet weighs 7 oz. so to carry 6 packets is obviously 42 oz. so just shy of 3 lb.