Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
When i lived in southern california, i belonged to a co-op for raw feeders. i shared the membership with my neighbor, we also went half on a dedicated freezer, purchased in bulk... my dogs were 65 and 85# respectively - i fed them for just over $200 bucks a month. including any supplements. i’ve heard of folks achieving this on much more and much less. types of meat matter too. chicken is cheap... not all dogs do well on chicken.
i’ve considered going back (switched back to kibble for convenience but still feed raw a few times a month).... every time i see turkeys on sale after thanksgiving, i’m tempted.
i also hike and camp a lot. again, lots of factors that will determine what’s feasible for you. for me it depends on the “style” of camping i’m doing, how many days, weight and water sources. i’ve taken kibble, i’ve taken HK packets (dehydrated), i’ve also frozen some raw when “winter” camping (quotes because i don’t camp below 20°) and it’s its pretty slow to thaw in the cold temps.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 55lbs of Go!!!!!