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Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie! on 08/15/2013 08:20:07 MDT Print View

"Before the internets and sites like this existed

When we spent all our time farming in order to barely survive the coming winter.

When half of us would have died while we were children : )"

Well, my family members of the time lived in to their 80s, but maybe I just have good genes. :-)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: on 08/15/2013 10:12:39 MDT Print View

Um yes. He has had extensive testing with an allergist doctor. He has life-threatening allergies. Considering I have had to use an Epi-Pen on him already once, it is real for us.
Cashew allergies are actually more common than peanut ones.
It has nothing to do with cross contamination - his numbers are extremely high.

I trust Bob's Red Mill for their products. They are a good company, and hey, I have met Bob himself.

This "crap" always existed. People just died back then. Food wasn't anymore real, unless you were growing your own - if anything canning and freezing methods of preservation has made food safer.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie! on 08/15/2013 13:15:17 MDT Print View

Tom,

No worries at all....always glad to get your advice or simply pointing out the "deceptive" calorie count on their packaging.

I should say that at lunch time I also eat two slices of salami and take a shot of olive oil. (Yeah, it is kinda disgusting, but I have a very poor sense of smell and taste and can eat stuff that might make others sick).

After my JMT trip in 2011, I just could not bear the thought of chewing on a rock hard Cliff bar every again.

The Power Bars are disgusting in their own way....I call it baby poo taffy, but on the upside, not much chewing needed and I can eat them on the go without stopping on the trail.

-Tony

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Olive oil and pasta on 08/15/2013 13:59:37 MDT Print View

My now retired neighbor used to stay out for weeks he said back in the 70's. 80's, eating pasta and olive oil. No re-supply for weeks. He is a little short, but a big guy.
Duane

Kathleen B
(rosierabbit) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Sarah's Cran Bars on 08/15/2013 14:38:27 MDT Print View

When I make Sarah's cran bars, which is pretty much constantly, I always double the craisins and walnuts, and I usually use homemade granola without the sweetening for the cereal, because the recipe itself has plenty of sweetening. Sometimes I use corn flakes. One of those bars is my breakfast on the trail. We get up, pack up, and head out munching on the bars. They power me for hours. I love those things.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie! on 08/15/2013 16:57:20 MDT Print View

"Well, my family members of the time lived in to their 80s, but maybe I just have good genes. :-)"

+1

@ Jerry: My Mom's batted a little better than .500. She only lost 3 out of 10 siblings to childhood diseases. All the rest made it into their 80's and 90's. Pretty much the same on my Dad's side. Some were farmers, some worked in lumbermills and factories, but they all worked hard. Pretty much the same for most folks back then. Tough old birds, the lot of them, and if only half of them survived, we wouldn't be a nation of 300 million today. I think your numbers are a little off. ;0)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Re: Replace your energy bar with a Cookie! on 08/15/2013 17:17:46 MDT Print View

"I should say that at lunch time I also eat two slices of salami and take a shot of olive oil. (Yeah, it is kinda disgusting, but I have a very poor sense of smell and taste and can eat stuff that might make others sick)."

Lots of fat in those two. Together with your cookies, I'd say you've got a pretty good ratio of fats to carbs, with some solid protein in the bargain.

"After my JMT trip in 2011, I just could not bear the thought of chewing on a rock hard Cliff bar every again.

The Power Bars are disgusting in their own way....I call it baby poo taffy, but on the upside, not much chewing needed and I can eat them on the go without stopping on the trail."

They are both near the top of my all time list of disgusting disgusting food items, particularly the Power Bar.* Their one redeeming quality is that you don't need to bear bag them. NO respectable bear would go near either. ;0)

* In position number one is the Carob Cocoa Pemmican Bar. EYYYUCKKKKK!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
30 minutes after on 08/15/2013 23:37:32 MDT Print View

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That is my youngest son, in the ER, 30 minutes after giving him an Epi-Pen shot, antihistamines and steroid shots. Believe me, he looked like a million dollars compared to how he had looked 30 minutes before.