|Craig with his dinner|
Frequently heard at meals: "What are you having?" usually followed by "do you want to try some?"
Also heard: "Yours looks better than mine?" or "how much salt is in there, anyway?"
Much more rarely heard: "Yuk, this is nasty!" Because everyone knows that any meal on the trail is:
- Flavored by hunger so everything tastes better than at home.
- This stuff is expensive and you carried it, so you might as well eat it.
- You don't have anything else to eat because you planned out each meal before leaving home, so you either eat it or starve.
After setting up camp and gathering fire wood, everyone sits around the fire and pulls out their food bags. The requisite blue foil of Mountain House, the tan paper of Mary Jane Farms, the clear plastic of Packit Gourmet. Except me. I am one of those who beat to a different drum. Living on the fringes of society. Walking the line of sanity. What can I say, I am a hammock hanger :)