I'm dead serious, and intend to experiment with this soon, probably tomorrow.
Remember this intriguing Post by limpingcrab?
Only a few of us opted for Option 2. I think many more of us would have gone that way if Daniel hadn't stipulated that we never get to eat or drink again. How about just from a backpacking trip perspective? What if the question was would you hike without food if you could do it comfortably? (...and then eat your heart out when you get out!)I'm posting this because it's a slow day at work and I used to think that everyone would choose the same option as me but have learned that I'm somewhat alone in this. I think on a backpacking forum I may find some like-minded souls for reasons that would be obvious to those of us that would choose option two.
Here are your choices and it would only apply to you:
Option 1: Nothing changes, carry on as usual.
Option 2: You no longer require food or drink and are never hungry or thirsty again. However, you cannot eat or drink anything ever again.
I don't know exactly why- I expect it is due to my very slow metabolism, but I can function pretty well without food for longish periods. I am interested in what I've read about fasting for health- the idea that humans are well-adapted to periods of little or no food, and that these fasting periods can serve to clean out our arteries, G.I. tract, and other organs? I am happy fasting with water only for 4 day periods, and find that I am still able to work long hard days during fasts. So, I guess I have sort of combined the Cookless trip idea, with the ideas that surfaced in limpingcrab's Hypothetical Post, and came up with a desire to try fasting while backpacking, or- a "Foodless trip." I am packing (so easy w/o food!) for a 4 day trip from Wishon to the Finger Peak area of Crown Basin. For this first experiment, I am going to take a pot along for coffee and tea for the camps when I'll have a fire to cook on. I am debating about my usual whisky-brandy mix for the evenings- someone (longri?) will surely question the purity of my experiment if high calorie drink is included. I think I'll do it anyway; I like the sound of "a whiskey-coffee fast."
We'll see how it goes.