Sounds like "Cody" is a bad guide. They aren't all like that.
Thanks for the food suggestions folks. Bacon it is! I was hesitant about it with the need to carry a frying pan and the risk of smelling up the tent & gear on day one, but sounds like it is well worth it. We're also going to bring some other foods to make the frying pan worthwhile.
My now-current wife and I are nine weeks away and getting psyched! Anyone else out there counting down the weeks until their trips?