By David Draper
Continuing with Monday’s blog theme about eating on backcountry hunts, the next inevitable question is—what’s the food you crave most when you come out of the woods? For me, it’s usually something like pizza and beer, though I do also like a big salad made with cool, crunchy iceberg lettuce—none of that soft, wilty stuff. It seems my way of thinking is along the lines of what Mars explorers, or those practicing for a stay on the red planet, will be wanting should they make it back to earth.
According to this story on NPR, a half dozen researchers spent four months living on foods similar to what space explorers would have to subsist on. When they finally came out of their isolated dome, they went right for the fruit basket.