Lumbergh21 wrote:...gorp is the last thing I would accept. I've never been in a situation that I felt the need to risk a food borne illness. Not throwing mud at you, it's just that I think we all know that hygeine takes a pretty steep dive while hiking. A food that you eat by hand and are dipping your hand into is not safe in my book, especially if you're just someone on the trail that i don't know.
I've also been selective the few times I've accepted a handout. I'd turn down gorp for the same reason. But I've also turned down various energy bars that I know I'd rather die of starvation first than eat. Clif bars especially, those are just dead weight in my pack. I suppose I could use one as an emetic.