As something of a trencherman myself, the rather unappetizing pile of processed rubbish currently sitting on my dining table ready to be packed, has made me a little glum about my food prospects on this trip. However, my wife slipped neatly into gear last night and made a whole load of lentil soup, then dehydrated it overnight. I was somewhat dubious when I saw this crispy concoction this morning, yet took some on a hike in Myakka River State Park this afternoon.
I was actually going to try out my tent in conditions other than my living room, so I took some food along to try to get a taste of the whole experience. I also carried a pack of over 30lbs. Let me tell you, the first few steps were something of an eye popper, yet I soon got used to it.
Diane has been fairly scathing about the packets of ramen noodles, the Mac n’ Cheese and particularly the Cheddar Potato Soup Mix, which even looks fairly vile from the picture on the packet. She has drawn my attention to the high salt, fat and sugar content of most of this stuff and today proved to be not only the guardian of my health, but also my personal chef on the trail. The soup was delicious and I’m only posting now so that you can see my reaction on film when I tasted it. As they say down here, “You can’t fake fresh.”