[Runequest] Traveling Nutrition

David Smart jurrubin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 08:25:05 EST 2012


It sounds like they may have been missing fats and a few other essentials
from their diets. A person can eat large amounts of rabbit and still end up
starving because of the missing fat. Best way to deal with that is to crack
open the bones or boil them to get the fatty marrow out, as well as the
calcium. And eating the eyes and brains would help a bit as well.

On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Steve Davies <sdavies2720 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> According to Stephen Ambrose, in writing about the Lewis & Clark
> expedition in _Undaunted Courage_, "Moving the keelboat and pirogues
> upriver required tremendous effort for each man; consequently, they ate
> prodigiously.  In comparison with beef, the venison and elk were lean, even
> at this season.  Each soldier consumed up to nine pounds of meat per day,
> along with whatever fruit the area afforded and some cornmeal, and still
> felt hungry."
>
> That's probably an extreme case at the other end of the range, but it's
> instructive depending on the task at hand.
>
> Steve
>
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