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Re: [pct-l] Getting enough calories

In case anyone was wondering...

Butter does not spoil and requires no refrigeration.  It will, however, go 
rancid in too much heat.  Chances are Squirrelfight was using it up before 
rancidity could set in.  I don't think rancidity can hurt you (does anyone 
know better?).  It just makes it smell and/or taste funny.

I carried butter when possible on my AT thruhike but actually had problems 
finding real butter in some smaller southern towns.  Many general stores 
only carried margarine.


>From: "Staggerin' Willie" <staggerinwillie@hotmail.com>
>Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 17:13:59 PST
>...Even in the desert, he never seemed to have any problem with the
>butter going bad, or at least the bacteria in the water we drank was able 
>kill the bacteria in any spoiled butter we ate.
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