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.)


Janeen said...

Maybe it's not as bad as you think!

Holly Heyser 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.