Cold food (Posted 28 August 2012, 03:11am)

Imfine calls Nutella "trail crack".

For the next section of my walk I have decided to try eating only cold food. Some hikers don't carry cook sets to save on weight and time. I met a south bounder last week who was doing this and it brought the idea back to the forefront of my mind.

Another contributing factor is the fact that much of the food I have been cooking I no longer enjoy eating. I have a growing black list of food that I can no longer stomach. It includes the dreaded 'Pasta Roni', Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and now the brother of 'Pasta Roni', 'Rice a Roni' has been added to the list. I also struggle with peanuts on their own and I think by the end of this trip I will have eaten my last Snickers bar!

So tomorrow the experiment begins. I found a good supermarket here in Ashland where I was able to buy all sorts of things that don't require cooking - bars, packets of tuna, salami, bread, nutella, cheese, pop tarts, dried mango, dates, cookies, chips and the like. It will be interesting to see how it works out and if I will miss the ritual (and warmth) of cooked food. I won't be sending the cook set home just yet.


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