Monday, February 04, 2008

Speaking of cheeseburgers....

Okay, you're hiking. Somewhere remote...rugged terrain...carrying everything you need in your pack. The tent is pitched, campfire blazing, perimeter secure. What's this? Hunger pangs? What sounds good?

Trail mix?


Can of beans?


Granola bar?


There's only one thing that can satisfy camping hunger. What do you turn to when you're sleeping on rocks and putting your food in a tree away from bears?


Specifically, cheeseburgers in a can.

Check out this website for all your shipped cheeseburger needs. Something tells me that what comes out of that tin when the seal breaks won't look exactly like the picture.

If they could combine those burgers with the self-heating coffee can technology, I think we would have a winner.

Thanks Cale!


Keith said...

I've actually seen those (thank God for all my post-apocalyptic email mailing lists). On one forum a guy bought and ate one.

Said they weren't horrible but not wonderful either.

His biggest complaint was that if you heated it in the can (as suggested) that the bottom bun became soggy.

But there is an alternative method of heating it which you remove it from the can and cook it in a skillet.

I would rather they, instead of canning it, put it into NBC packaging like MREs. Then again, you wouldnt have the rigidity to keep it from looking like a smashed hamburger. :)

The one in the can looks a lot like a McDonalds cheese burger without the tomatoes or lettuce (it *DID* have pickles).

Trey said...

I wonder if you could incorporate vent holes so air could escape when heating it so it would be less soggy?

Keith said...

Well, one easy vent hole would be to just crack the seal on the top of the can.

I don't know if that would help or not. I don't know how much of the "cooking" is done with the pressurization of the inside of the can...