"What to bring on my grueling, multiday excursion into the mountains? Hmm ... I know, how about a kilo of starchy tubers and some flatbread?" An ill-equipped Aussie man was fined $500 after the unidentified fellow trekked into New South Wales' rugged Blue Mountains for a three-day trip carrying only potatoes and naan bread. He got lost and had to be found by rescuers. Although the potatoes can actually sustain a person if supplemented with vitamins A and D, the 29-year-old also lacked locator beacons or accurate knowledge of his route. The combination put him and others at risk, said Australian authorities, who apparently have little time for unprepared adventurers who trek into the wilderness, get lost and require others to rescue them."
I applaud the fine for incompetence,as evidenced by lack of a locator beacon or knowledge of the route in apparently very rugged terrain, but am troubled by the focus on his diet. A kilo of potatoes and naan contain ~3500 kcal, more than enough for 3 day trip with a couple day's rations to spare when combined with the metabolism of body fat at an ~30% carbs to 70% fat ratio.
The first 2 factors alone, however, would qualify him for the Darwin competition.