November 09, 2010

Hunting on Junk Food

I am trying to clean eighty-plus emails from my inbox, plant some flowers for spring, and gather my gear for the afore-mentioned elk hunt.

If I get an elk (far from guaranteed), I can brag on its being "natural meat."

The funny thing is, when I hunt alone and no one else is cooking, I tend to run on processed foods, the kind that are bad for you long-term.

There will be an MRE in my day pack. Like what's in those? And supermarket burritos for fast breakfast while I am trying to get the dogs organized so that I can leave.

I suppose a hunk of bread and some cured sausage would be more authentic. Maybe next year.

(For a historical look back into the nutritional needs of people toting rifles in rough country, visit this site on military nutrition.)

2 comments:

Janeen said...

Maybe it's not as bad as you think!

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/11/08/twinkie.diet.professor/

NorCal Cazadora said...

Oh, I so know what you mean. Duck season is when you'll find me at Burger King way too much - after a day in the marsh dehydrating myself so I don't have do deal with finding dry land so I can drop trou (er, waders), I am desperate for hot, salty, greasy anything... Oh, the shame.