As a climber and skier I am really exited for the potential of Soylent in this area.
I hate preparing food for overnight camping trips. Spending up to 24 hours preparing and dehydrating a single dinner. Picking out chocolate bars with the highest kilojoules-to-weight ratio. Bland trail mix, stale porridge with powdered milk, runny salami, and very expensive commercial dehydrated meals, that although tasty, are nutritionally poor, and leave you bloated and slightly nauseous after a long hard day.
I have seriously considered living on rice, nuts, and vitamin pills for 7 day trips. I have climber friends who have spend more than a week living in a hut in the mountains on couscous and instant mac & cheese. Advice like ‘drink straight olive oil before bed to keep full and warm’ is taken seriously.
I think the potential for a cheap and nutritional product like Soylent in this market is huge. I’ve been waiting something like this for years. If it was commercially available, I would probably take it (in addition to more standard fare for variety) on every trip where I have to carry in food, and I think a lot of people I know who are into the same pastimes would to.