Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers?
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Cesar Valdez
(PrimeZombie) - F

Locale: Scandinavia
Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers? on 08/18/2013 00:32:29 MDT Print View

Anyone else heard of this stuff? It supposedly is a drink that can replace food.

Here is an interview with the guy who invented it:

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/drink-soylent-and-youll-never-have-to-eat-again

Here is the kickstarter:

https://campaign.soylent.me/soylent-free-your-body

This will surely provoke reactions. I just found out about it and remain neutral towards it for the time being.

Thoughts?

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers? on 08/18/2013 04:13:35 MDT Print View

Nooo! Don't drink it! Its people! Oh god its made out of people!

This is, after all, not an completely original idea:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BQFv83QJ2Y

Edited by millonas on 08/18/2013 04:20:27 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers? on 08/18/2013 04:49:05 MDT Print View

Daryl has a thread on it back in March.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/74900/index.html?skip_to_post=639808#639808

Edited by jshann on 08/18/2013 04:49:52 MDT.

Duane Hall
(PKH) - M

Locale: Nova Scotia
Re: Re: Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers? on 08/18/2013 09:50:24 MDT Print View

That's only the Soylent Green . . . Soylent Red would be perfectly OK for backpackers.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: Soylent: Could this be useful to backpackers? on 08/18/2013 10:11:27 MDT Print View

Oat powder and maltodextrin...Nothing new there.

MCTs, vitamins, minerals and electrolytes... Nothing new there.

Putting lipstick on a pig....Nothing new there.

Outstanding marketing plan....now we're talking!

Edited by greg23 on 08/18/2013 10:48:15 MDT.

Bob Dromgoole
(lowebyrrd)
re; Soylent on 08/18/2013 12:32:50 MDT Print View

You got it Greg! We're talking Genetically modified corn for the Maltodex, 'salt' for sodium, which is a really bad choice, etc etc.....Ugh, a blend of white powders marketed by a group of young, nutritionally inexperienced entrepreneur's. I'll stick to food thanks!