John Muir Bread
When John Muir set out on his long trips into the mountains, he often carried only bread and tea with him. He talks of surviving for long periods of time on this meager diet. In this day and age of powerbars and granola, that doesn't seem like a big deal, but it has inspired me. I'd like to make a bread that can act as a sole-nutrition source for short trips. I know about all kinds of recipes for pemmican and hard tack and things like that, but they don't inspire me.
I would like to develop a hearty bread recipe that is interesting and nutritious. Probably some kind of whole wheat sourdough with lots of goodies in it. My question to y'all is what might you add and what approach would you take to this bread? The challenge is to make a bread that fits the bill but is not a brick that you'd never eat if you were at home.