Foodless Trips?

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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by Wandering Daisy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:50 am

Perhaps the whisky is needed to put a rose-colored view on the foodless experience. As is a bit of "reserve" around the belly. ;)

Your experiment is very useful and I think everyone should do one. Not that you will do foodless trips, but just to see what running out of food on a backpack trip would be like. Then you can make an informed decision on the amount of food you take on your regular trips. I take no "extra" and the goal is to come back to the car empty of food. Food is warmth so I am more conservative on shoulder season trips and have sufficient food for an unexpected waiting out a storm. And those with blood sugar issues (such as pre-diabetes) or extremely low BMI to start with, should be a bit cautious about this "experiment"- perhaps doing it at home.

I used to carry dog food in my car as emergency food. Some friends in college ate dog food for a month to save money. Not bad if spiced up.








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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by Harlen » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:02 pm

WD wrote:
Some friends in college ate dog food for a month to save money. Not bad if spiced up.
"Spiced up" with what? Salsa?, Milk?, Grand Marnier?!.... Magic mushrooms? I can't see it, and this from a guy that eats roadkill deer livers, and Dead ducks, and whole squirrels!

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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 pm

I suppose when that's what you consider food, it's easier to do without?
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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:57 pm

Harlen, have you ever seen the movie Prince of Tides? A classic scene in the movie, the wife fixed a fancy French dinner, her husband handed it back to her and grumbled he wanted "real" food, so she went back to the kitchen, cooked up dog food, and loaded it with Tabasco. Best dinner she ever made, according to her husband.

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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by Harlen » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Jeez?!! I hope it wasn't the wet stuff. I will dutifully search it out on youtube.......... found it: "Prince of Tides dog food scene." What a bastard, I will watch the rest someday in the hopes that something even worse happens to the guy. Thanks WD.

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Re: Foodless Trips?

Post by Jimr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:04 pm

Hope you dried that squirrel hyde, 'cause it makes great flys.
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