Re: In Quest of the Worst Meal Ever
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 14:14:31 -0400
Way back in the 60's, our high adventure explorer post used
to go into wilderness of northern Canada for 10-14 day Canoe treks.
Back in those days, we a had only limited access to the high
quality (relative) freeze dried foods. So we used to make do.
We used to take WHOLE loafs of hard breads, like french and
pumpernickle. (spelling) Regular sliced white breads would
crush in the ruck sacks, or get moldy in wetness of the lakes.
On the first trip I made, the quatermaster had not watched
the bread inventory very well other than to make sure the
count was right! So for the last day, the only bread that
was left was a pumpernicle with raisins, and the menu for
breakfast was FRENCH toast, and lunch was peanut butter and
It acutally sounds WORSE than it tasted . . . Of course
some of us were pretty hungry after 12 days in the wilderness.
We had planned for some fish to supplement meals, but SOME ONE
must have dropped most of the fishing gear someplace on a portage,
or maybe a BEAR ate it. :) Well all survived . . and we had
some wild blueberries on the side!!! And of course SPAM !!!
Wonderful SPAM . . . and the viking all sang . . .
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City