Okay, we’ve all seen the posts where we share our favorite meals at the campsite or on trail.
Let’s have a laugh and explore the other end…
What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten and wouldn’t wish on anyone?
I’ll start - a few years ago: it was my first time with a new stove and wanted to take it for a test drive. I finished a tiring 11 mile hike, sat at the picnic table, boiled water and tried to reconstitute some dried fish. It turned mushy and was more like a slimy soup than anything resembling fish. Lol
i gag just thinking about it.
@TheTiredDVM oh wow... that's just... just... wow
Many years ago my brother and I were setting off on our first extended backpacking trip. We were poor students--our tent was a canvas Cub Scout model that our mother lengthened on her sewing machine wit some canvas from the surplus store. Economy extended to the food--dried bulk items from the grocery store mostly, and a few freeze-dried items. My brother thought it appropriate to splurge on some bacon bars--compressed bacon bits and fat to bind them. After long days of burning many calories, dinner was a delight no matter what, but on the alternate nights when we could use the bacon bars, it was a genuine feast. A gourmet meal.... A few years later, remembering what a triumphant treat those rice-and-bacon meals had been, I bought a bacon bar and made dinner of it. But without the big calorie deficit, the bacon bar was kind of like ordering the wrong item on the McDonald's menu. Not a moment filled with delight, shall we say.