[pct-l] A Carnivores Solution to the Canister Problem

Gail Van Velzer vanvelzer at charter.net
Fri Aug 15 12:14:20 CDT 2014

This is really funny!

No joke...I did contemplate bringing a few of my chickens and keeping them 
in the horse trailer so we could have fresh eggs when we met up with the 

But seriously....the rooster might protect the chickens, but as for 
reproduction, it takes about 5 months for a baby chicken to lay.  Don't 
think that idea would work very well.  But, I like the concept.

You could bring a cow!  Fresh beef anyone?  Rendezvous point?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reinhold Metzger" <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
To: "PCT" <pct-l at backcountry.net>; <Hiker97 at aol.com>; "Gail Van Velzer" 
<vanvelzer at charter.net>; "Yoshihiro Murakami" <completewalker at gmail.com>; 
"Scott Williams" <baidarker at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:05 AM
Subject: A Carnivores Solution to the Canister Problem

> Diana,
> Chickens walk, and they lay eggs.
> Eggs for breakfast and chicken for dinner...lot's of protein...just
> what a weary hiker needs.
> All you need is a bunch of chickens on a leash and you could hike all
> the way to Canada without carrying any food.
> But make sure you have at least one "ROOSTER" in your flock, to insure
> reproduction, so you don't run out of chickens before reaching the border.
> BTW, you will not need a bear canister since all your food walks.
> Besides, chickens don't seem to do well in a bear canister.
> At night tie the chickens to a tree as a first line of defense against
> bears.....their squawking will awaken you.
> On a cold night stick the chickens in the sleeping bag with you to keep
> you warm....chickens generate lots of heat.
> Food that walks, bear alarm, extra insulation, and it all walks.
> A thru-hikers dream come true.
> Aaaahhhh, at last a carnivores solution to the bear canister problem.
> We know that vegetarians can eliminate the canister by living of the
> land and grazing.
> Now, at last, a carnivores solution to hiking without a canister.
>  JMT Reinhold
> The carnivore
> ---------------------------------------
> Diana wrote:.....our food does not walk unfortunately,  so that's why we
> have to carry food on our back.

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