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Re: Thru-Hike Preparation Question
>Just a few last minute questions for ya all before I leave in 14 days :)
>This concerns food. Do most thru hikers use butter in their cooking and
>such? If so, what kind of butter is best and how long does it last
>unrefridgerated? What is the best storage of it? It might me a stupid
>question but it would be stupider not to know and not ask...
>One By Land
This will sound a little disgusting to most people, but it makes a great
"ooh Yuck!" story for thruhikers. I ate a LOT of mac-n-cheese in the trail
and I always put a lot of squeeze margarine in it. You know that stuff
that comes in the squeeze bottle - liquid margarine or butter. Since you
burn so many calories on a thruhike, extra calories are your friends. I
always bought a bottle of the highest calorie stuff I could get -- don't
buy lowfat anything! When you get into the strenuous activity of a
thruhike, you'll burn more calories than you can take in. Here's the sorta
gross part. When I was _really_ losing weight and needed the calories, I
used to just turn the liquid margarine up and guzzle it. I swear, I
eventually got where I liked the taste of the stuff!
Of course, if I did that today, my aorta would plug up within minutes. I
sure loved it in '92 though!
--Mike (ME--->GA '92)
"People who sacrifice beauty for efficiency get what they deserve."
-Tom Robbins, SLWW
Michael Roberts Graduate Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
firstname.lastname@example.org Tulane University