Jun 18, 2006 at 1:03 am #1218830
I was just browsing the internet and stumbled on this website for edible gear. Yes, edible Tarps, Backpacks, sleeping bags etc.
The company that is selling them reckons you just tear a chunk of your backpack off and eat it as you go. The same for your sleeping bag or pad etc.
I’m not convinced there is a market for this stuff. The idea of eating a sleeping bag i’ve just spent the night sleeping in doesn’t really appeal. Has anyone out there has any use with this stype of stuff?Jun 18, 2006 at 1:20 am #1358165
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
You realize that ediblegear.com is a joke website, right? They first put it up April 1 a few years ago.Jun 18, 2006 at 1:40 am #1358166
Well thank goodness for that information. Can’t say I spent much time looking at the site. I just followed a link from another outdoor magazine type website. I did kind of look at it in disbelief hence why I didn’t think there was much of a market for it. Guess, it suckered me though even though April has long gone!!!!!!
Sanity has been restored in the lightweight backpacking world. At least, I wonder, Hmm now if got some of that sheet lasagne……
Thanks for the heads up.
ScottJun 18, 2006 at 9:14 am #1358173
@bjamesdLocale: South Coast of BC
They say that the truth is stranger than fiction…
Doesn’t look like it’s ready for field service just yet!
BrianJun 18, 2006 at 9:29 am #1358175
My new book, “Lighthouses of the PCT” will be out next Fall. It chronicles the lighthouses built by the Mountaineers so that hikers could find their way on the PCT in the days before we had GPS units. On foggy, rainy days you could hear the fog horns of the PCT lighthouses, made to simulate the mating call of the Roosevelt elk. I miss those sounds terribly.Jun 18, 2006 at 10:18 am #1358176
@pjLocale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
To quote my friend Dale, “Hehehe”.Jun 19, 2006 at 12:48 pm #1358218
After thinking about it, there are many chronicles of people boiling their shoes and other leather items and eating them, from Valley Forge to wagon trains and explorers. Maybe we’ve gone astray with our materials.Jun 19, 2006 at 1:24 pm #1358219
Well my other half and her friends were waving a pair of candy panties at me the other day in a shopping mall,… cough, splutter, erh hem, Not quite sure they would work on the trail though.Jun 20, 2006 at 6:16 am #1358244
That is an indoor sports item and not covered here ;)Aug 10, 2006 at 3:48 am #1360830
@davidlewisLocale: Nova Scotia, Canada
from the site…
Question: Aren’t animals attracted to equipment made of out food?
Answer: No. Animals aren’t stupid. Animals don’t consider Edible Gear food. You on the other hand, are clearly smart enough to understand that weight saving takes precedence over everything. As you’re choking down your sleeping pad just think to yourself how easy it’ll be to heft that pack tomorrow morning with two ounces less weight.Aug 10, 2006 at 4:24 am #1360834
@davidlewisLocale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Oh… and you get this of you try to “order”…
Sorry. Due to unusually heavy server activity we are temporarily unable to process your order.
Options. You can either:
– Save your order form and try again later;
– Print your order form, tape it the back of a mental patient and hope that he/she wanders near our offices; or
– Go away angry and frustrated.Aug 26, 2006 at 3:03 pm #1361725
I so thought it was realJun 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm #1508659
i saw this a while back and was sooo confused, like wtf is this edible gear!
glad to know its a joak but kinda a interesting idea…Jul 3, 2011 at 8:56 am #1755605
Well, what if you made frame stays out of some sort of pasta or other dense, slightly flexible food? As your pack weight got lower, you could potentially eat them without affecting your comfort. Lol.Jul 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm #1756356
There are some great lines in there…
"And don't think we've forgotten you vegans: we now offer a fully organic, vegetarian product formed from Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP*).
*TVP is a registered trademark of the Archer Daniels Midland Company"Jul 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm #1757370
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
I was immediately blown away by the precision of the catenary cuts on that tarp ;)! But the weight alone was the determining factor in this equation!Jul 16, 2011 at 6:49 am #1759922
@michaelreaganLocale: Southern California
The one piece of gear I own that is slowly being eaten away is my wallet.
MichaelJul 16, 2011 at 10:03 am #1759953
ive done edible pack frame before
vacuum pack some beef jerky … and use those as a "frame" .. eat as you go … by the end of the trip itll be all gone, but yr pack will be light anyways
pretty tastyJul 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm #1760765
hope that it does not rain on you.
Yerky stains are hard to wash.
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