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Old 05-02-05, 10:15 AM
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I forgot ... soup! From the plain chicken broth and noodles to the complete Minestrone, soups are great for hydration and that warm and fuzzy feel. I like them for breakfast and supper. On a cold rainy day, I might have one for lunch when I can cook under a shelter.
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Old 05-02-05, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Magictofu
I guess some places are just too weird for me! I can't imagine someone burning a tank of gaz and loosing 3 hours just to save 5$ on their groceries...

I think we should try an experiment and build a gigantic super-wal-mart in the Middle of South Dakota and see if people from Coast-to-Coast would decide to drive their SUVs there to 'save' a couple of $ on their groceries and plastic patio furniture....
I've had this discussion with my parents (old people who love the Great Evil). They live in a small nasty town in Southern Colorado that is 40 miles from Pueblo or 45 miles from La Junta, both places that have Wally Worlds. Their town also has a local grocery store that's small but adequate, that employs local people, including a couple of my cousins. But they say the Jack's Grocery is just too high priced so they will drive 90 miles round trip to the La Junta Wally World (they would never go to Pueblo since it is way to big and has way too much crime for them), to save a dollar on fabric softener, for example, and then complain about how their town is dying (not that it would be much of a loss )

Go figure!
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Old 05-02-05, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
It will also absorb readily into fabrics and skin, leaving you smelling like a really bad porno theater. Leave it at home.
I am fascinated. What is the butter used for in porno theatres?
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Originally Posted by Rowan
I am fascinated. What is the butter used for in porno theatres?
Popcorn, of course (Wish I had a smiley with a halo)
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Old 05-03-05, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by valygrl
I also carry coffee, coffee filters and a plastic cone - I am an addict, so what can I say, it's more important to me to have fun and be happy than to save weight. So what if I average 60 miles a day instead of 80... I *like* having lots of yummy food with me.
Put me in valygrl's camp (I feel sorry for those of you that can't taste food). Coffee is a must for me and I happily spend a couple of hours in the morning boiling water for oatmeal and coffee as I slowly pack up. I'm on vacation after-all. Otherwise I don't have much innovative to add:
Couscous are great and pretty efficient for the alcohol stove use - 5 min in boiling water then sealed in the pot for 10-15.
Noodles in any form are great, Rice noodles from the Thai Kitchen are good as are any pasta - fresh if you can get it. I want to try some Indian MREs in my next tour and see if I can't make some sort of pancakes in my little titanium pan/pot lid.

Buying before you camp is a great idea if you can pull it off. If you to than making Mac-n-Cheese is pretty reasonable, especially if you drink milk. You can cut the butter or use the olive oil you should have anyway. Or buy a package that you just add water too. I always have bread and peanut butter with me, a complete protein as mentioned and great in a pinch. Several times I ate PB&Js in the tent in torrential rain. I bring green tea as well which I enjoy after dinner. I kept bread, PB, oatmeal, coffee and tea at all times. Plus at least a days worth of energy foods - GORP, Granola bars etc. Daily I would buy something for dinner thus allowing fresh foods and minimal carrying of the heavy items.

(oh and I never regretted carrying my hip flask of whiskey for even a moment)
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Originally Posted by Kodama

(oh and I never regretted carrying my hip flask of whiskey for even a moment)

Put me in Kodama's camp... hee hee hee!
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Beer, prefer British ale, prefer cold, but just plain Beer will do.
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