When I went, I probably bought too many meals (breakfast burritos and gyros from the unlicensed Penske truck in the campground), but $15/day sounds pretty reasonable unless you're rockin' pb&j 3x/day.
$50 over three days for a bag of tasteless crap that might be good if you are really drunk or stoned still sounds expensive to me. I'm guessing 90% of this board doesn't pay that much for food at the festival, and isn't willing to give up their oh so tasty PBJs and mildly dangerous Cheddar Dogs. I'm sure this type of food in a bag has come a long way, but the general consensus among everyone I know is that it still tastes terrible. If it was $15 total, I'm sure a couple of us would look into it.
I ate those exclusively for five days two summers ago, and most of them are really good. I don't have a really refined palate, granted, but there's a lot of food in one of those. I would totally do this.
My question is how many MREs they give you - the army says that one MRE is supposed to be enough calories for one full day in extreme conditions.
Post by StormyPinkness on Aug 15, 2011 16:53:33 GMT -8
It is just that I can bring way better food for that much money. 15 dollars per person per day could be some great food. And either way I would end up buying food from a vendor once. I will always be drunk and worn out on one of the later days and demand someone prepare me a plate full of hot grease and carbs.
I just think it would be something to consider simply because there is absolutely no prep, it takes up minimal room, and it won't go bad/require costly ice all weekend. I haven't tasted an MRE since I was like 10 years old at Scouts camp, so I have no real opinion on what these ones taste like. I'm sure it doesn't taste nearly as good as a pb&j though.
Post by imnotveryclever on Feb 18, 2012 16:29:44 GMT -8
I'm one of those freaks that is deathly allergic to peanuts and most of the suggested staple snacks to bring in tend to pb&j's and trail mix, both of which would probably make for a pretty crappy day for me. Short of paying out the ass for substandard food, are there any other viable and somewhat hearty suggestions that have held up well for people in past years?
I just got a dehydrator so I'll probably be making jerky (any fantastic marinade recipes?) and maybe banana chips or pineapple and the like.
I know it's pretty early to be planning this stuff, but just trying to work out a general game plan and make sure to budget out appropriate funds.
I doubt I'll be in the campground this year. Can't say for sure yet. But right now I'm thinking I will make sure to have food in a cooler in the car. Some sandwiches or something. If reentry is happening I can go out to the parking lot for food and drinks. Get my eat and drink on and go back in. At least once during the day.