"When was the last time you ate hot beef stew with your fingers?"
Long distance racers are more likely to eat hot food
, but even then there's a question of whether a dedicated racer
will waste weight on a stove.<G>
" but being "manly" men
, racers don't eat salads." Yargh! they eat the kelp they've cleaned off the leading edge of the keel! How else do you keep greens fresh, surely ou wouldn't waste weight on a cooler?<G>
"Regarding coffee," And you're not going to tell me you haven't ever heard of The Patch? Now in Nictotine, Scopalamine, and Caffiene flavors.<G>
I learned to save weight from save rock climbers, the kind who drilled holes in the toothbrush handles because teeth are good to keep but every quarter ounce they could knock off, felt a whole lot better above 10,000 feet. Even they had a tradition of "one luxury per person" and you never knew who would pull what out of their pack in the middle of nowhere. Works for me!<G>
Just don't catch my Evil Twin and ask him to lighten the boat. We try to keep him away from sharp objects and sandpaper. <G>
"The [stainless] in India
stuff is the best." Do you trust anything made in that corner of the world? I know they are great ship breakers and great scrap recyclers but I'm not sure I'd trust their alloys to spec out to anything. Great source of cheap
surgical instruments for non-surgical users, incredible old fashioned hand craftsmen up in Kasmir, but...something often gets lost
in the translation.