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18 ounces per day, for 2000 calories.  It would solve storage problems, since one baggie and one bottle of oil would all fit inside a bear canister.  Not sure how one would insure a good mix though.  Refrigeration of mixed product would be impossible, so we would need to be able to mix each 'meal' separately.  

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Fussy.

I make coffee you have to chew.


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Call me fussy, but I don't want to chew my water nor do I want to drink my food.

Fussy.

I make coffee you have to chew.

I'm okay with chewing my coffee.  Chewing my water, not so much.  And then there are the weeks of farting. . .

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Not just regular farting, but ones that can cause an evacuation of an auditorium.  Enough to cause people to stay home for weeks, for fear of causing some massive commotion.  Just the thing for outdoor types, yes?  I am particularly fond of the ones that can be heard from over 30 feet away.

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Not just regular farting, but ones that can cause an evacuation of an auditorium.  Enough to cause people to stay home for weeks, for fear of causing some massive commotion.  Just the thing for outdoor types, yes?  I am particularly fond of the ones that can be heard from over 30 feet away.

When backpacking, I don't care how loud.  But when zipped into a small tent in a rainstorm. . . oy.

On a side note, when I bike I seem to inhale a lot of air with my water.  This has led to belching of a sort that literally echoes off the hillsides.  Good thing I usually ride alone :)


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Seems like we've tried this before.  In the 80's they "discovered" the basic nutrients needed to live, and hypothesized that you could eat empty calories and a Multi-vitamin a day and get the same benefits.  Didn't work out so well.  

I see stuff like this from some well-intentioned Engineering students (having been a former engineer myself).  Not all, but some.  Some of them see a problem, and decide to "solve" it before having any intimate knowledge of the problem itself.  I remember hiking with a bunch of interns from Microsoft (back in my undergrad days when I interned there too).  Just a dayhike in the Cascades outside Seattle.  All software engineers along.  The guy who spoke the most kept going on and on about inventing new technologies for the outdoors, about gadgets and inventions that would supposedly improve the outdoor experience.  He also hiked in street shoes that he never laced up (kept them unlaced like you see kids walking around town), and he had blisters by the end of 5 miles.  He was limping back to the car.  All that talk about inventing things to improve the outdoors, but he never had enough sense to lace up his shoes when he walked a trail.

I see that kinda attitude in this "invention" too.  Doesn't seem to be terribly well thought out, and the whole idea seems rife with unintended consequences.  But... I've been wrong before.  We'll see.  Although I'd bet 10 bucks that this is the last we ever hear about it.


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