Kerry Sipe (sipe@INFI.NET)
Mon, 24 Jun 1996 12:50:11 -0400
We had just pulled out canoes out of the river after paddling all day
Saturday. A driving thunderstorm had begun to soak us and the campground. We
were huddled together waiting for the rain to subside before taking out gear
out of our dry bags to set up camp.
Somebody passed around a baggie of the trail mix commonly called GORP.
"What do they call it GORP?" someone asked. "Each letter stands for one of
the original ingredients," someone else suggested. "The G is for granola;
the R is for raisins; the P is for peanuts." Nobody could think of what the
O might stand for.
It's been bugging me ever since. Is it "oatmeal?" Is that the real reason
it's called GORP? Who first invented it? Does anyone have any innovative
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