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dirtbag

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 23, 2008 - 02:21pm PT
God, it's great to be a meat eater!
Ouch!

climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 02:24pm PT
Me too.
Beatrix Kiddo

Mountain climber
Littleton
Sep 23, 2008 - 02:26pm PT
I much prefer sausage.
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Sep 23, 2008 - 02:29pm PT
My wife, 3 1/2 year old daughter and I were driving to a friend's daughters birthday a few weekends back. Out of the blue my daughter says from the back seat - "I love bacon". We cracked up. We'd had bacon with breakfast the day before-30 hours earlier. After we told her that they would probably have cake, but not bacon at a 4 year old birthday party my daughter actually said, and I quote "I like bacon more than cake!"

Paul
Redwreck

Social climber
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:13pm PT
Lisa: No I can't! I can't eat any of them!
Homer: Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute. Lisa honey, are you saying you're *never* going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!
Homer: [Chuckles] Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:15pm PT
How come everything good in life is bad.

That would be more of a statement of fact, rather than a rhetorical question.

Just ask RicK James.
Ouch!

climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:20pm PT
Pig is man's best friend.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
My parents told me that "bacon" was the first word I ever spoke. Makes sense since I'm now on Zocor and high bp medicine. I limit myself to saturday mornings at the local cafe, boy do I look forward to that! Bacon, wheat toast, and country fried potatoes smothered in pork green chile.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:35pm PT
Bacon is a vegetable. At least according to this t-shirt:
http://clango.myshopify.com/products/bacon-is-a-vegetable-shirt
rwedgee

Ice climber
canyon country,CA
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:40pm PT
The human body requires 3.7 strips of bacon per week to lubricate the joints and keep things runnig smoothly.
Bacon = a well oiled machine !!
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:45pm PT
ohhh...

Lound eye must tly deeflyed Pigeon head,
with beak!
Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:46pm PT
Hash Browns and Bacon Strips
I love the way you lick your lips
No foolin, I can see you droolin
C'mon and bite my bone...

C'mon Baby, eat the rich!
Bite down on the sonofabitch!

Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:53pm PT
Oh, and Ladies?
I like em Sunny Side Up!

maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Sep 23, 2008 - 04:58pm PT
Anyone get some of those Bacon/Chocolate Chip cookies at the New River this spring?
euro-brief-guy

climber
Auburn, ca
Sep 23, 2008 - 05:02pm PT
Best invention ever:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/07/wake-n-bacon-alarm-clock-the-best-sleepending.html
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Sep 23, 2008 - 05:17pm PT
I love a great steak, skewered with a willow branch and cooked over a camp fire. Seared on the outside and rare in the middle with a baked potatoe and a garden salad. This is accompanied with a peppery Red Zinfandel or Pinot of a fine vintage. Now we’re talking some good eating.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 23, 2008 - 05:37pm PT
bacon is great especially when it's cooked to a soft melt in yer mouth crisp!

bacon wrapped around dates is mighty fine too...

http://busycooks.about.com/od/appetizerrecipe1/r/devilshorseback.htm



ummmmmmm b a c o n





tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Sep 23, 2008 - 05:51pm PT
Wrap scallops with bacon, put on a bamboo skewer, make up a ginger bbq sauce and grill.
hafilax

Trad climber
East Van
Sep 23, 2008 - 05:59pm PT
I thought this was going to be about ilovebacon.com
noshoesnoshirt

climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 06:04pm PT
Ouch!

climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 07:49pm PT
Toasted chittlins are good. Turn them inside out and put on a long stick and roast them crisp over a hardwood fire. Dirtyeyeballs probably knows what I'm talking about. Him being from a chittlin state.
skrzyp

Trad climber
CA
Sep 23, 2008 - 07:56pm PT
Bacon of the month club:

http://www.gratefulpalate.com/?p=Category_11
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Sep 23, 2008 - 08:25pm PT
I'm STILL having difficulty with the "Canadian Bacon" issue...

not sure what to do at this point...

accept it and move on...

or FIGHT IT and hope that eventually THEY will understand...



Brew Monkey

Big Wall climber
Bend Ory-Gun
Sep 23, 2008 - 09:28pm PT
I just tried for the first time.......bacon ice cream.

No kidding, like two minutes ago, it is the Jubel kick off at Deschutes Brewery and the bacon ice cream with walnuts and Jubel infused carmel is friggin de-lish.


WOW>>>i am still tasting it.
Dr. Rock

Ice climber
Sep 23, 2008 - 10:20pm PT
SOUNDS DELICIOUS!

wHY NOT TOP IT WITH bACON sPRINKLES?

I Eat you baby, you eat me
Eat two baby, get one free
Shetland pony, or extra pepperoni
Just pick up the phone
Eat Greek or eat Chinese
Eat salad or scarf up grease
You're on the shelf you eat yourself
Come on and bite my bone
Sitting there in your hired tuxedo
You want to see my bacon torpedo?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 23, 2008 - 10:20pm PT
hey there... say, the sound and the smell of it all, must be part of it, a good memory maker it is:

say, about every few years i kind of get a liking for a bit of bacon... it is that wake-up-smell that i remember from mom's.... and the nice household feel of everyone grabbing for some....

course, the nice salt and crunch, is part of it, when you add it as a wrap-around to other foods, or eat it on a btl sandwhich (only the best bread will do, though)... thanks for the share...



**say, noshoesnoshirt... very interesting post, there...
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Sep 23, 2008 - 10:26pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZka6O5ljw8
mathew`

Sport climber
topanga, ca
Sep 23, 2008 - 10:43pm PT
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/health/leave-bacon-out-of-it%2c-health-experts-warned-20071031506/
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Sep 24, 2008 - 12:58am PT
Full English Breakfast Mmmmmm

Note the bread fried in bacon grease
Hardluck

Social climber
N of Mexico, S of Sanity
Sep 24, 2008 - 04:17am PT
Ah, regrets...

Should have tried it at the fair on Friday when I had the chance!




neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 24, 2008 - 04:26am PT
hey there indianclimber... oh MY... say... thats near more food than i eat in three days, at times....

hmmm... seems as much as i like a bit a bacon on a btl, i reckon ALL of that stuff displayed there, i'd not set a chair up too close too (EXCEPT for the eggs)....

sure is a "heavy" food load there for the ol' wonderful "machine", called: the body...
Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Sep 24, 2008 - 09:04am PT
we happen to be blessed here in chicago with a bar over near Milwaukee and Damon that serves all you can eat fried bacon. ya belly up to the bar, order your brew of choice, and instead of a tray of peanuts or the basket of popcorn that a lesser establishment may provide, they drop down a basket of freshly fried bacon. ya empty the basket, and minutes later another shall appear.



dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Sep 24, 2008 - 09:46am PT
Sorrry Ouch!, I'm no chitlin lover.

Did have barbqued sweetbreads once, MMMM Good.

Bacon, so good, so bad for you.

I love all the new apple cured and hickory cured bacon. Expensive, but cleaner and better tasting.


traditional commercial bacon is a bit foul by comparison.
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Sep 24, 2008 - 12:03pm PT
"Note the bread fried in bacon grease"...



I CAN'T for the life of me find the BACON in that PHOTO...
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 24, 2008 - 12:43pm PT
Looks like a couple of lumps of charcoal (center plate) to keep things warme?
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Sep 24, 2008 - 01:28pm PT
That English breakfast reminds me of an old joke:

European Heaven =

English Police
French Cooks
German Technicians
Italian Lovers
Swiss Administrators

European Hell =

Engish Cooks
French Technicians
German Police
Italian Administrators
Swiss Lovers
locker

Trad climber
Joshua Tree Ca
Sep 24, 2008 - 04:32pm PT
"Note the bread fried in bacon grease"...

to my UNTRAINED eye...

it looks more like melting butter...

;-)
JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 24, 2008 - 05:09pm PT
Yum!
Eggs & Beans = ammo.

Senior Discount ok?
don't have one

climber
Sep 24, 2008 - 08:51pm PT
I love meat just as much as anyone; only I prefer to go shoot the critter with my own two hands. Saying that you love bacon is like saying that you love crystal meth. Mmmmmmmm.....mmmeth....

Consider a few facts:
--2/3 of the pigs grown in the U.S. live in complete confinement and never see the light of day. 70% of the pigs that go to slaughter have pneumonia at the time of their death. The way our factory farms "raise" pigs is ILLEGAL in many other countries.

--It takes 25 gallons of water to grow one pound of your typical vegetable; 2000 gallons are required to produce one pound of meat, and that does not include the food to feed the meat, which usually include the entrails of another animal.

--Meat and dairy products are the world's most polluting and fuel-consuming foods. Think about that when you're trying to save a little gas.

--While Americans consume 3 million pounds of antibiotics for treating diseases(annually), 24.6 million pounds of antibiotics are administered to livestock for reasons other than treating diseases.

Meat is pretty darn bad for you, so if you're going to eat meat, maybe at the very least consider where it came from.



Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Where are YOU from?
Dec 1, 2008 - 07:57pm PT
Bacon!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 1, 2008 - 08:08pm PT
They say Bacon is the chief culprit in luring folks out of vegetarianism.

I don't eat it,.....except

A few times, just to make a point of not being holier than thou, and to blow my girlfriend's mind, I stole her bacon.

Stolen bacon is good bacon

Peace

Karl
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Where are YOU from?
Dec 1, 2008 - 08:10pm PT
Mmmmmmmm....Bacon.
The Candy of Meat!
lars johansen

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 1, 2008 - 09:20pm PT
Essential nutritional value. One of the five basic grease groups.
AbeFrohman

Trad climber
new york, NY
Dec 2, 2008 - 07:47am PT
bacon sushi:

http://www.shoelace.org/pics/updates/10-26-2008/gourmetbacon-suishi-1.jpg

Wack

climber
Dazevue
Dec 2, 2008 - 10:10am PT
Bacon as a side is just OK, tomatoes are tolerable. The definition of synergy must be a BLT, AWESOME !
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 2, 2008 - 10:51am PT
How is it that nobody has yet linked to the new wonder-product, baconnaise:

http://www.baconnaise.com
Anastasia

climber
Not here
Dec 2, 2008 - 11:08am PT
I am chasing the bacon, earning the bacon. Hmmm...
Yeah, eating it is very good too. It is almost as tasty as smoked salmon.
:)
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 2, 2008 - 11:10am PT
Last Sunday I ate a whole pund of Bacon. I saw it in the fridge. I didn't know I had it. My in laws had bought it from the local smokehouse. I fried up half of it for breakast, no eggs, no toast, just bacon. My wife is pregnant and didn't even want a slice.

That afternoon, I got hungry again so I fried up the other half pound. After eating a pound of Bacon, I have to say I was pretty thirsty all day, and blocked up on the insides for about three days, bu it was worth it.

I regret nothing.
salad

climber
Escondido
Dec 2, 2008 - 11:36am PT
dirtbag

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2010 - 03:36pm PT
You know you want it.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jan 26, 2010 - 04:18pm PT
Once in a while my mother would make a "wilted spinach salad."

 Cook Bacon till crips. Reserve drippings and let cool
 Put bacon on paper towel to get rid of the excess oil, then crumble bacon into small bits
 Take fresh spinach, rinse and dry and place in big salad bowl
 Toss with the bacon bits
 Strain the bacon drippings, and add some vinegar and also some sugar.
 Heat it on the stove and then pour over the spinach. Toss very lightly and serve.

Also German potato salad which has bacon in it, but I don't have a recipe.





bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jan 26, 2010 - 04:27pm PT
We had bacon-tinis at Josh this year over Thanksgiving. Yeah, it IS a bacon martini...surprisingly tasty too!
dangry

Trad climber
the bay-sierra complex
Jan 26, 2010 - 04:41pm PT
old island favorite...






bacon wrapped spam....







love it
Evel

Trad climber
Slartibartfasts Newest Fjiord
Jan 26, 2010 - 06:32pm PT
Bacon alone or with anything else is my favorite food group. The Candy of Meat!
locker

Social climber
Pimpin' for
Jan 26, 2010 - 06:46pm PT
Karl...

don't know why in particular...

but THIS one...


"Stolen bacon is good bacon"...


got me busting up...

LOL!!!...
tenesmus

Trad climber
slc
Jan 26, 2010 - 07:17pm PT
I can't believe that no one has said,
"Bacon tastes good.
Pork chops taste good."

Used to cook 6 full racks of bacon for breakfast on the river. In fact, we had a long running joke about how many meals in a row we could serve Pork. The theory was that the tourists would slow down if you filled their arteries with swine.

For lunch on the first Day we would serve Ham and Swiss
Dinner - Sausage in the spaghetti
Breakfast - 6 racks of bacon with eggs and potatoes, muffins and fruit
Lunch - leftover bacon with the turkey sandwiches
Dinner - bacon in the green beans
breakfast - pork chops
lunch leftover porkchops with the roast beef
I think that's about as far as I took it, but I know a friend served bacon again, somehow.
caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Jan 26, 2010 - 07:29pm PT
my girlfriend made brownies with bacon in them.

It was awesome.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
obsessively minitracking all winter at Knob Hill
Jan 26, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
tenesmus, I love your river menu--

except for the puzzling ingredient called

"leftover bacon"

??!
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 26, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 26, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
Cook Bacon till crips.
Some sort of punk bacon, I guess.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 26, 2010 - 08:47pm PT
Mmmmmm, fresh bacon!
Or should I say "it snot bacon yet?"

Credit: Reilly
climbingtrash

Trad climber
Virgin, Utah
Jan 26, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
We made bacon Vodka new years day. Let 3 strips of bacon soak in a mason jar of Vodka, 2 days later I ate one of those strips of bacon and my tongue went numb! Couldn't even taste the bacon...
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jan 27, 2010 - 01:36am PT
UUUUmmmm...the BEST late-night snack...

That maple syrup bacon is great stuff. I have my ritual frying technique and usually get it just right...nice melt-int-the-mouth crispy artery-clogging good.

I made some of this maple stuff the other night...I just had to have a late night snack which was induced by an hour of watching a barbeque competition on television, and it was very satisfying.

Not wanting to wake up in the middle of the night with a sour stomach I chewed some Tums and went to bed. Evidently, the maple stuff is pretty potent on the smell scale...about a half hour after drifting off to a blissful sleep my wife wakes up with a started yell thinking the house was on fire! "What's the matter?" I ask her... She asks me, "What's that awful smell? I thought the house was on fire?"

Ummm...bacon.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2010 - 01:39am PT
Tofu - the other white meat
willie

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2010 - 01:53am PT
I know it's wrong and hypocritical of me, but I do love bacon.

The main reason I love it is how it makes my best friend go CRAZY and almost cream his fur.

I make double portions everytime just for him.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 27, 2010 - 04:14am PT
Shrug

Trad climber
The hell that is the midwest...
Jan 27, 2010 - 05:34am PT


and my favorite bacon treat.

Bacon filled cinnamon rolls.



Tobia

Social climber
GA
Jan 27, 2010 - 07:30pm PT
Pulp Fiction ~ "I don't dig pork"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8UE4P8kB-c&feature=related
Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:18pm PT
just saw this for sale at United Markets in San Rafael"

Mo's bacon chocolate bar

http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/bacon_exotic_candy_bar/exotic_candy_bars
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
You wanted to!
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:36pm PT
LIFE will kill you, anyway.

Have another slice.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:41pm PT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_nitrate






I still love bacons
Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
I have the answer

Niman Ranch Dry Cured Center Cut Bacon

no nitrates, all your bacon loving urges satisfied.

edit: also try Trader Joes, also has house brand nitrate free bacon
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:58pm PT
Hey... that's sorta cool. I can use Bacon to build my next solid fuel propelled rocket.

nice try, medusa. I applaud the effort.

I'm on day four of a raw foods cleanse. I've not had any bacon yet but tomorrow I think I'll cook up... well... not cook up it needs to be raw, some bacon.



Or maybe i'll build a rocket.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:05pm PT
OH MY GOD!!!!111169


I have a brilliant idea....





This:


Credit: nature



Plus Sodium Nitrate I get from Bacon used to build two solid rockets






Could equal....
































hey locker! I need some help here with an image modification.
Pate

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:27pm PT
still like bacon?

Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:43pm PT
pigs which have died from swine flu? ^^^
Pate

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:43pm PT
just plain old dead pigs in Iowa.
willie

Trad climber
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
Not very hard to get local, sustainably grown pig meat without that crap added to it.

Not so much for the rare-earth metals in the latest, greatest ishiz.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jan 27, 2010 - 11:56pm PT
Bacon Chocolate-Chip Cookies



Pate

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:05am PT
my favorite meal at my local lunch spot is: Garden Burger with Swiss and bacon. Such a contradiction, but oh so good.
climbingtrash

Trad climber
Virgin, Utah
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:10am PT
I only eat "Fair trade, Shade grown, Organic bacon...

willie

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:17am PT
You should try a beer-battered halibut, bacon, cheddar sometime.
That's what I get when eating out at the pub.
It's probly the pig-pile nitrate bacon, but the fish is local!

Sh#t,
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 28, 2010 - 12:21am PT
Mmmm Bacon!

Some simple truths about bacon as told by Jim Gaffigan... funny!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaK9bjLy3v4&feature=related

Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mar 2, 2010 - 10:23pm PT
Where are these machines?






Jingy

Social climber
Nowhere
Mar 2, 2010 - 10:49pm PT
....On just about every visit I make to the ditch, I head to the village for a philly cheese-steak ... I tell the cook "Lemme have a philly cheese-steak meal, extra bacon... like enough bacon to cause a heart attack.......!!!"

I always get a smile, a laugh, and when there is someone in front or behind me in line they will turn to the cook and say "Make that two".


If there are any questions as to "how much..bacon?"... I say I'd like a heart attack before I reach my car in the parking lot, or just outside the door so that I don't have to rely on you, my cook, to attempt a 'save' me with any kind of resuscitation!




I love bacon too!

cheers
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Mar 4, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
Royal Bacon Society Homer Simpson quotes...

http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/blog/funny-bacon/top-10-bacon-quotes-from-homer-simpson/
Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Mar 4, 2010 - 11:03pm PT
"Not very hard to get local, sustainably grown pig meat without that crap added to it." - Willie.

Chico is off the charts for local pig meats of every flavor. My favorite is Llano Seco Farms who sell at the farmers market. It is a magical animal.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 4, 2010 - 11:54pm PT
Homer Simpson;

" Wish I was makin' Bacon on the beach, BoB"

Look it up, " The Museum"
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Mar 27, 2010 - 05:17pm PT
Chicken-fried bacon bump:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbTO0GlONU
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Mar 27, 2010 - 08:36pm PT
i just finished smoking two sides of pork belly-dry cured in a special rub, air dried for a week, then hot smoked over maple and apple chunks in a drum smoker. What started out as 20 lbs of raw belly ended up as 12 lbs bacon, and 2 lbs salt pork from trimming the bellies square. BLTs tonight!!
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 27, 2010 - 09:30pm PT
"hey locker! I need some help here with an image modification." Nature...

Just thought I'd jump in on this one...

Nature's "Bacon powered rocket sled"...
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 28, 2010 - 01:05am PT
Now this might be taking it a bit too far...
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Apr 19, 2010 - 03:12pm PT


? how does this qualify for Failblog



It's just not first aid without the bacon!




eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Apr 19, 2010 - 03:23pm PT
At the dinner table one night, when I was about 7, I announced that we needed to eat more bacon. My dad asked WHY? And I told him that if we didn't, we'd get scurvy. Then I went on to explain the whole thing to him. . . you know, British sailors getting all sick and weak from not eating enough bacon. . . knowing that there was NO WAY my dad would know about scurvy. . . it just HAD to be a new disease, and he was old, what did HE know? I mean. . . he was in the U.S. AirForce, not the British Navy!

HA!

I sorta got busted for lying, but. . . in the end, a good laugh was had by all!

:-)

eKat



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 19, 2010 - 03:24pm PT
Safeway has the pre-cooked bacon on sale right now. great for backcountry trips with some cheese and bagel toasted.

yum!
Ricardo Cabeza

climber
All Over.
Apr 19, 2010 - 03:33pm PT
I'm pretty lucky to have a friend down the road who raises hogs. she's got about 20-30 at all times.

Fresh hog on the cheap=AWESOME!

It's kinda funny hanging out at her place, helping feed all the animals, knowing I'm going to eat them someday.

I feel no guilt, they have a WAY better life than any animals raised on a large scale farm.

BACON!
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
May 17, 2010 - 10:52pm PT
Sky full 'o bacon

^^ click for video ^^
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
May 17, 2010 - 11:52pm PT
The only thing better than bacon is... bacon wrapped bacon.
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
May 18, 2010 - 12:01am PT
Bacon wrapped wild boar loin & sweet potato fries.

Credit: Steve L
BooYah

Social climber
Ely, Nv
May 18, 2010 - 12:15am PT
Decadent.
QITNL

climber
May 18, 2010 - 12:45am PT
Yummy. Wild piggy-piggy.

I also like that Viognier stuff you got there.

Just gotta learn how to pronounce it.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
May 18, 2010 - 12:55am PT
GGAAAKKK!!!

Pairing Viognier (Vee-oh-nay) with pork??

FAIL!

Now chilled bacon grease with a split of SPAM, topped with table syrup....

NIRVANA!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 18, 2010 - 01:00am PT
My dad and I and my friend Ian just got back from our annual "spring" fishing and canoeing trip to Algonquin Park in northern Ontario. It was a crazy spring - ice-out was three weeks earlier than normal, and as you can see, it snowed on us in May!

But we brought the bacon, hell yeah, pounds and pounds of it. We had paddled for days and portaged a good five miles to this point.

My dad's 85, but a little bit of snow doesn't slow him down too much. Neither did the over 2km bushbash portage we made to get in, and out, of a very remote lake. Here you can see how we erected the tarp pointing into the wind, then turned the canoe crossways to block out the wind at the bottom of the tarp. After all, any fool can be uncomfortable!

You can see the canoe yoke is padded with blue closed-cell foam, and you can see the tumpline I use to help spread the load when I carry it on those 3 km portages. The black rectangles are closed-cell kneeling pads, and you can also see the tape measure I have [optimistically] taped onto the thwart.

Yeah, it was pretty cold and snowy for a couple days, but the next day it warmed up pretty well. We didn't catch any big fish, but caught a few nice speckled [brook] trout up to about 14". But a grand adventure was had by all!

Here's my dad, fryin' up some bacon over an open fire. And yeah, being Hosers, we brought some back bacon, but this is your basic "side" bacon, although we bring it on the "slab", meaning we have to trim the rind off.



When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad!
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
May 18, 2010 - 01:30am PT

Wow Pete:

Your blessed.
My dad turns 86 in a few weeks and he is pretty fit.
But no where's near as fit as your dad.

That reminds me I have to go study up on new windmill blade designs right now. I am going to call my dad in a bit and I know I will get grilled with questions regarding a small research project he put me onto.

Whoooops thread drift.

Back to Bacon ;)
Just about a year ago I got turned onto bacon wrapped scallops.
Woooohoooo Guuuuud !

Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
May 18, 2010 - 11:35am PT
Bacon Rocket!! Tasty and Fast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4wTFuaV8VQ
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
May 18, 2010 - 11:55am PT
Heck ya!
Before the Yosemite bears got smart(er?) we'd fry a lb of bacon, while tail
gating under the apple trees in Curry for breakfast, wash it down with extra strong coffee, then go climbing on the Apron.

MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
May 19, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog/fv/bacon-flavored-vodka
locker

Social climber
Over yonder
May 19, 2010 - 11:53pm PT

Got a shot of "This little piggy" on the way to the market just yesterday...


Credit: locker
...

Jingy

Social climber
Nowhere
May 19, 2010 - 11:58pm PT
http://thisiswhyyourefat.com/





bwahahahaah
dirtbag

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2010 - 01:08am PT
Pete, that's just simply wonderful. Life doesn't get any better than that.


Cheers to you and your dad!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
May 20, 2010 - 01:09am PT
Taste tested the pre-cooked bacon a weekend or two ago.


awesome for backpacks and bc work

touch salty, trying to figure if washing it in water might get the nitrates out. not
72hw

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
May 20, 2010 - 01:26am PT
Mmmmm... bacon


Credit: 72hw
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
May 20, 2010 - 01:39am PT
Mouth DROOLING GOOD;
Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon,
OR, Quail wrapped in bacon!!!

Either one, a Meal fit for a KING!!!
locker

Social climber
Over yonder
May 20, 2010 - 01:46am PT


"Filet Mignon wrapped in bacon,
OR, PARROT wrapped in bacon!!!"
...

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
May 20, 2010 - 01:53am PT
^^^^
ARRGH!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#158031
Are ya back in Landers yet, Locker????

Donna is moving up permanently to Vegas on the 29th of this month.
I will be following shortly after, once I take care of final business.
locker

Social climber
Over yonder
May 20, 2010 - 01:58am PT

Don't you mean Yucca???...

But no, not yet...

Hoping to make it back by early saturday morning (This coming Sat)...

I'll call/email when I get back...



NEEDLESS to say...

LET'S CLIMB!!!...

;-)
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
May 20, 2010 - 02:16am PT
Yer CLOSER to Landers than Yucca.


:)
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 18, 2010 - 01:10am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1IiUAtoNBk
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Aug 18, 2010 - 02:19am PT
i use to exist on peanut butter toast and bacon mmmmmmm.....
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
Aug 18, 2010 - 02:58am PT
I LOVE BLT&Ps!!!!!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Nov 3, 2010 - 08:28am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#176477
FireIntheCity

Mountain climber
from t'Hate-haunted canyon of human despair
Nov 4, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
Simply bacon...
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Nov 4, 2010 - 09:19pm PT

Bacon-Flavored Soda Sizzles Onto Shelves


http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/bacon-flavored-soda-sizzles-onto-shelves/19697827?test=latestnews
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 4, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
My son got one of his first tastes of bacon tonight. Bacon is now a part of his limited vocabulary. "More, more bacon"......
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Nov 4, 2010 - 09:47pm PT
http://bacontoday.com/squeeze-bacon/
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
Nov 4, 2010 - 11:13pm PT
Bacon on an EGG Bagel with cream cheese!!!

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 5, 2010 - 12:55am PT

squeeze the bacon and hop into the fire..hop into the fire...a rennenen a rennennen....
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, California
Nov 5, 2010 - 01:35am PT


"Be the BACON"
grover

climber
The Gar, BC.
Dec 5, 2010 - 09:51pm PT




http://www.eatmedaily.com/2008/10/meat-after-meat-joy-art-gallery-show/


Just made another batch of bacon-vodka bump
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 5, 2010 - 09:53pm PT
squeeze the bacon and hop into the fire..hop into the fire...a rennenen a rennennen....

LawdyLawdyLawdy. . . JWerd has finally step off the edge!

:-)

eKat
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 5, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
It's cool. He's tied in.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 6, 2010 - 01:38pm PT
Ok you love Bacon here is a place for you.

There is a place called Scoopers here in Reno/Sparks.

On the menu is an item know as the Mighty Mike.

Cheese filled hotdog wrapped in bacon and deep fried.
Place on a bun with Mayo only.

Yuuuuuuummmmmy


No I haven't tried one I need to have a cardiologist with me when I do.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Dec 6, 2010 - 02:11pm PT
I've been told that Bacon was the first word I ever spoke, I believe it, later....I'm off to Norms.
John_Box

Ice climber
Bellingham
Dec 6, 2010 - 05:49pm PT
Just took a Bacon Bourbon shot an hour ago, imagine my surprise to see this thread near the top again. The way to make it is rub a thin film of bacon grease on the inside of the shot glass, fill with bourbon, and chase with a piece of bacon. Recipe courtesy of Fat Alley BBQ in Telluride.
gf

climber
Dec 6, 2010 - 05:52pm PT
http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

this may have already been posted, but it seemed too good not to bring it to the attention of bacon lovers
yosguns

climber
Durham, NC
Dec 10, 2010 - 04:19pm PT
In case of emergency, there's always bacon.

http://www.bing.com/shopping/bacon-gift-ideas/r/137?FORM=COMMFB
tomtom

Social climber
Seattle, Wa
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:01am PT
The anti-Islamic bent by the participants in this forum is disgusting.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:23am PT
How can something so good be bad for you. It doesn't make sense.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:24am PT
Its time to put the "bake" in bacon...

Before:
Credit: Ksolem

During:
Credit: Ksolem

After:
Credit: Ksolem
Credit: Ksolem

Mmmmm....

The secret is low oven temp, about 250 max, for two to three hours depending on the thickness and desired crispness. I use uncured smoked bacon from Trader Joes because I am allergic to sodium nitrite. The low temp also keeps the grease from splattering so no mess, and cooking meats at a relatively low temp is thought to be healthier than high temp cooking.

I also like the way they package it so you can see the cut and choose the less fatty ones unlike the layered packages where you cannot see what you are getting.

This comes out kind of like jerky. It keeps well and makes great snacks.
Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:26am PT
mmmm..... ^^^ there goes my plan to become a vegan...
gf

climber
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:28am PT
K
Have you tried basting a little maple syrup on the bacon during the oven time?
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:31am PT
When I was a toddler I loved bacon but was allergic to it. My parents would get up at the crack of dawn and try to sneak some bacon in before I woke up. But you can't stop that smell. Just as they'd be ready to chow down, from upstairs came a familiar cry.... "bacon, bacon...BACON! Wah, wah, BACON!"
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:31am PT
speck is the answer:

http://www.suedtirol.info/Funes_Villnoess/Events/D-A37C523A8E2C4BD69E34B15810B14AD1-en-Speck_Festival.html

think about: a bacon festival in messner's home valley in the dolomites. a center for alpinism, climbing, bouldering, wine, and bacon.


Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Dec 11, 2010 - 12:33am PT
Kris, Thanks for the tip, with photos, I'm doing that tomorrow!

Bacon...aaaauuuughhhhnnnnggg (drooling)
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 11, 2010 - 02:09am PT
Have you tried basting a little maple syrup on the bacon during the oven time?

I have not. Sounds like a plan. mmmmmm...
grover

climber
The Gar, BC.
Dec 11, 2010 - 03:23am PT
Kris you are my hero!

Thanks for that.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 22, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rUEpmbdZLw&feature=youtube_gdata

This should change your minds on whats for Christmas dinner.

I love bacon but these guys take it to a whole new level of bacon.

Watch the fat counter and the calorie counter it amazing you could almost eat this one meal and not need another for a year.

Enjoy and may the bacon be with you.



eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 22, 2010 - 12:57pm PT
Silver. . . that was FABULOUS!

TFPU!

I could hear my arteries slammin' shut just watchin' that U2B.

:-)

eKat
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Dec 22, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
Mmmm, bacon grease. Makes everything better.

Had bacon wrapped sirloin last night w/ sauteed spinach on the side. Yep, the spinach was sauteed in bacon fat.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:00pm PT
E Kat:

I think you need a cardiologist in the house with this meal.

I sent it to my wife to see if we could forgo the italian christmas eve meal and do this one instead. No reply means yes I guess.

Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:02pm PT
i got a bad cholesterol report in august. decided to bite the polyunsaturated bullet. took the test again. came out worse. there is no hope.

i can't believe this hasn't been posted yet ...






































































YER GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:03pm PT

eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
I sent it to my wife to see if we could forgo the italian christmas eve meal and do this one instead. No reply means yes I guess.

YAY. . . please let us know how it goes!

HILARIOUS!

OXOXOXO

eKat
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:09pm PT
Tony I did my annual blood work and I was 8 points down on the bad stuff so it looks like I can go back to a bacon based diet with more fiber I guess.

I'm off to costco for a pallet of Toilet Paper. YES!
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:16pm PT
Eliminate grains and starch, not the fat. Bacon is your friend.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Dec 22, 2010 - 01:55pm PT
doctor wants me to swallow fish oil half a dozen times a day. i'll be urping like that fermented vietnamese sauce. maybe i'll learn to like it, but i will no longer be suitable for mixed company.

there is no hope. link this thread to norwegian's "best way to die".
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:04pm PT
Tony that sounds awful how about just eating fish? can you sub in a Slim Jim instead of the bacon. It's like bacon lite I think. I think you can buy a 4 foot Slim Jim at some locations. Economy in quantity!
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:09pm PT
that's what i tried between tests, silver. lotsa fish. cut back from whole milk to two percent. i was an angel, developed a halo, but the friggin' stuff went UP. and we don't even eat bacon and sausage, at least not regularly. there is no hope.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:09pm PT
Eliminate grains and starch, not the fat. Bacon is your friend.

word.

edit: Get carlson fish oil capsules. No smell. No burps. No death. At least not so soon...
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:12pm PT
When I was a kid and my mom and dad would leave my sister and me home alone, instead of buying ice cream with our "FUN NIGHT" money, we'd buy a pound of bacon and eat the WHOLE THING. . . HohMahn. . . I wonder if she remembers that?

:-)

OINK!

eKat
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 22, 2010 - 02:16pm PT
Tony that has suckfest all over it. You got heart issues in your gene pool? I don't but my good colesteral is always good it's my bad that jumps up and down. I don't get it as my diet only changes based on amount of booze and meat I eat this time of year.

Try walking pass a melting pile of Racklet with all the cold cuts and stuff. I can't do it and am forced by my appetite for melted cheese and cold cuts to gorge myself.

On another note I asked my doctor friend if he had ever heard anyone say as they were dying if they regreted eating all those steaks and cheese and he said NO!

Hope you find a happy medium.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Dec 22, 2010 - 03:26pm PT
Unfortunately Tony, I am also in the same boat, my doc is on my ass. My 3 favorite things in the world: Bacon, Italian sub sandwiches, and good aged cheese (my family's from Wisconsin). I like veggies, but low fat cheese??!!! You ever tasted that stuff?, I think it is a petroleum product.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Dec 22, 2010 - 04:08pm PT
born in wisconsin here. will never forget those large blocks of pale cheddar that would last you all winter.

my good cholesterol is always in good supply. good kills bad, right--is that how it works?

the french government tells us you can eat all the fois gras you want, as long as you drink the right red wine. high-budget hope.
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
Dec 23, 2010 - 02:36am PT
mmmmmm.....BACON
Credit: Robb
OOPPS!!!!, wrong bacon!!
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Dec 23, 2010 - 04:10am PT
http://devour.com/video/slaughterhouse/
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Dec 23, 2010 - 10:40am PT
Thanks Allen, now will you please tell me where I can get some vegetarian bacon? :-)
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:46am PT
I had some bacon visit me this morning....

Credit: nature

Credit: nature
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Nature thats some good old Javelina bacon.

Instead of sushi fest you should do a pig fest. Three or four of those on the spit would feed a few climbers. They are thick like rats in AZ just chum em in with some slop and the rest is up to you.

Spearing them could be fun!
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 01:35pm PT
an ElkFest / PigFest combo.


well... one thing for sure... there's no mercury in that meat!
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 02:06pm PT
nature well said 100% organic unless we spear the one in your garbage.

Hey on another note what is the deal with the Merc in fish these days? I heard that Sword fish is loaded and should not be consumed and of course Tuna is loaded. Both being apex predators I assume has alot to do with it but interested to hear what you know and how much one should or shouldn't eat of either fish???

nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 02:06pm PT
food in the garbage was probably all organic!

regarding the mercury let me dig a little info out. It's a hot topic in my house - all recommendations from the folks that I trust are telling me to get the mercury out of my mouth.

here's a place to start (somewhat dated but still generally relevant):
http://www.fda.gov/food/foodsafety/product-specificinformation/seafood/foodbornepathogenscontaminants/methylmercury/ucm115644.htm


the source of the fish is not considered in this chart. it may or may not play a part (depends on the species).


Edit: putting in a note to my supplier in Oahu.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 02:51pm PT
Nature I have a great book on Tuna if you would like me to send it to you.

Send me a pm and I will put it in the mail for you after the holidays.

Just curious as I heard the test done on swords was pretty much jaw dropping to the amount of Merc in the samples.

I eat sushi maybe once every couple of months if that but when I do it is all tuna all the time, and all variety of tuna available.
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 02:55pm PT
I'd love to read that book.


Sword Fish is a bill fin so I'm wondering if they are referring to all of the bill fins or particular species.

this chart verifies your concern. yikes!
http://www.mercury-poison.com/fish_list.htm


I'm sure to get a ton of good info from my contact in Hawaii.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:02pm PT
Regarding mercury in fish;

From Nature's last chart, the higher incidence of it occurs in freshwater species, mostly. Mercury is a naturally occurring element in nature, not Doug. Quicksilver is very invasive in the SF Bay lakes. Signs everywhere cautioning about levels in the lakes' fish.

Now why do sharks and billfish have high levels?

I can see how river runoff from infected lakes will bring it to oceans, but why those 2 big predators?
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:06pm PT
Trophic level concentrations.

Sharks eat nothing other than other fish - generally ones that are higher up on the trophic level chain.

that one makes sense to me.


hang on a sec... I hate to go so off topic... time for a new thread.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:07pm PT
EEEEEGADS Nature I was hoping I was dreaming but thats the case I see.

Send me that PM and I will send you the book. Good stuff but somewhat on the science side more than just a happy book about tuna.

TFPU that link. Sad to think that everything is so fricken polluted but after seeing the census and seeing 308 million of us are in the US there really is no wonder why land lock fish are in that chart with moderate levels.
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:09pm PT
moving this over to here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1356520/Mercury-in-food-environment-OT-discussion
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:10pm PT
Yeah blue apex eater at the top of the food chain eating everything they can get their bills, or teeth on.

All I know is that tuna are the hardest fighting fish I have ever stuck a hook into. They just fight so hard. Even a 10 pound Bonita is a hell of a fight on a fly rod.

Oh and tuna blood does not come out of your clothes. FYI
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:12pm PT
Lets steer this ship back on course.

Credit: Steve L
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 23, 2010 - 03:18pm PT
Is that spicy or not and can I order one for lunch?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:29pm PT
Just got off the phone with Jody.

He had belched and then said, "Sorry, I just ate a bunch of bacon."

I said, "Isn't that a form of cannibalism?"
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
Some folks just hate bacon.

http://vladtepesblog.com/?p=28560
nature

climber
Tuscon Again! India! India! Hawaii! LA?!?!
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:57pm PT
bwaaahahaha! good one Ron!


what was his response?


*crickets*
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 27, 2010 - 02:59pm PT
Credit: The Larry
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 27, 2010 - 03:20pm PT
TGT

You read the posts under that article? Hillarious PC chatter. "Fin" the most politically correct word for the muslims. It means nothing. Hilarious!

Soak those bullets in pig blood and I bet no muslim radical wants to get shot by one of those?
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Dec 27, 2010 - 04:41pm PT
Bacon the ultimate food and the ultimate weapon.

Actually, I'm starting to think of many other uses...
Gene

Social climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:13pm PT
Cook up a bunch of bacon. Drain. In a pot, throw in the bacon with diced cabbage. Add the hottest peppers you can find. Lots of them. Sprinkle a tiny bit of soy sauce over the mixture. Simmer. Eat with rice.

Open all windows.

Dang GUD!

g
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:14pm PT
Gene do you mean "open's all orafices"

Gene

Social climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:16pm PT
Gene do you mean "open all orafices"


Silver,

You cracks me up.

g
jstan

climber
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
Pursuant to common knowledge eating fat, plugs up your arteries. This in face of people in the far North who seem to eat nothing but fat and among whom heart disease is rare.

Well it is now thought by some


http://articles.latimes.com/2010/dec/20/health/la-he-carbs-20101220


carbohydrates are the problem. At least until the body has had an adverse reaction to chronic over stimulation by insulin, the insulin acts to inflame the endothelial tissues in the arteries and that causes buildup and narrowing.

If this proves correct we have had our heads, proverbially, up our you know whats for the last 30 years.

It might also explain why such diseases have risen as our consumption of sugar and carbohydrates has soared. These forms of food being those offering unusually large profit margins.

If so, bacon is OK. And sticky buns will kill you.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 27, 2010 - 05:46pm PT
If so, bacon is OK. And sticky buns will kill you.

Yes this is correct.

While on the one hand modern medical science has established a direct connection between having high chlosterol (specifically low density lipids) and chronic heart and arterial disease, the other hand is that there is no established connection between eating high fat foods and having high ldl levels.

This is why people who cut way down on their intake of saturated fats etc., but continue to eat carbs (other than fruits and veggies,) sugars and refined foods cannot lower their cholesterol and end up on meds.

I've been doing great on this (not Michelle Obama approved) food pyramid, from marksdailyapple.com

Mark Sisson's primal diet...
Mark Sisson's primal diet...
Credit: Mark Sisson
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Dec 27, 2010 - 06:44pm PT


Bacon is like Cleavage, a little more is alway good.


Doug



Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 27, 2010 - 06:47pm PT
I had a red chili glazed bacon at Gold Street Cafe here in Albuquerque the other day.

BITCHIN is what I say!

BACON ON!!!

J
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Feb 15, 2011 - 02:02am PT
Never mind the spelling error:

Credit: Willoughby
Captain...or Skully

climber
The Seas of Stone.
Feb 18, 2011 - 09:14am PT
Time for a little greasy goodness, right before a bit of snowriding.
WooHoo!!!one
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Mar 10, 2011 - 09:47pm PT
Anybody tried this? Is it any good?

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/c399/?cpg=froogle

something I saw on thinkgeek
something I saw on thinkgeek
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Mar 10, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
Nice find Trad!

I'm a huge fan of bacon but this is totally NL! (found on the same site as Tac-Bac)





































Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:36pm PT
This quote from Master Chef Anthony Bourdain (author of best seller Kitchen Confidential and star of No Reservations on TV,) ought to make for a good troll...

But we shouldn't expect anything different from the Vegan Menace. After all, the dietary part of it is only a front for the underlying ideology which, to sum it up, is essentially the hating of humanity for being human.

Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter-faction, the vegans, are a persistent irritant to any chef worth a damn. To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.

Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food. The body, these waterheads imagine, is a temple that should not be polluted by animal protein. It's healthier, they insist, though every vegetarian waiter I've worked with is brought down by any rumor of a cold.

    Anthony Bourdain

jfailing

Trad climber
Terrible Taft
Mar 11, 2011 - 02:51pm PT
Voodoo Donuts in Portland makes these fantastic maple bars:

Poached from teh intirnetz
Poached from teh intirnetz
Credit: jfailing
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Good troll item Kris!

Vegetarians/Vegans can't handle eating animals because, subconsciously, they are afraid of being eaten by animals.

The higher moral ground is to eat animals and at the same time be willing to be eaten by animals.



Some day I plan to have my body ground up and fed to hogs. Then I can transcend into actually becoming the bacon.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Actual bumpersticker going around:

"If God doesn't want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?"
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:29pm PT
Where can I get a tin of unicorn meat?

Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:33pm PT
Best Bacon is slow-cooked in the oven on a cookie sheet at 285 degrees for an hour and 15-20 minutes, pouring off grease and then flipping once or skip that part and it still works. Once you do it, you'll always want it that way...we do it with homemade waffles every weekend and the kids LOVE IT.
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:33pm PT
Spider, to be pure, when your time has come, don't be ground up, just jump into the hog pen. They'll know what to do.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:39pm PT
Kris, there is a bit of genius in that post. How can one argue with the logic? Why do we have pointy teeth?

Are we to buy into the precept that we are flawed in creation and our job is to pull ourselves out of karmic debt through suffering and deprivation so that we become worthy of some higher level of being? (WHICH STILL DOESN'T INVOLVE EATING BACON?!?!?!!!!!!111111222223333444455566666686753099)
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:41pm PT
Inner City knows what's up.

Convection oven at 350 makes the best bacon.

A new discovery at the market. My two favorite things;

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
Then I can transcend into actually becoming the bacon.

I think most of you would end up as pig sh*t... Good way to dispose of a body though. My wife raised hogs in high school. She has told me it is not a good idea to slip and fall in the hog pen.

Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:55pm PT
Best Bacon is slow-cooked in the oven on a cookie sheet at 285 degrees for an hour and 15-20 minutes

We covered this earier. Put the bacon on a baking rack so it drains. I do 250 for 3 hours then turn off the oven and let it stand for a while.

Credit: Ksolem
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:59pm PT
Some day I plan to have my body ground up and fed to hogs. Then I can transcend into actually becoming the bacon.

Ever see "Snatch?"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HAQ3pNHwj4

That could be you bro!

DMT
klk

Trad climber
cali
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:02pm PT
river dawg farms. heritage pork.

seriously, i mean it, the pork of my youth.

http://riverdoghog.blogspot.com/

oh they look so tasty! the fever is giving me food hallucinations.
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:05pm PT
Eliminate grains and starch, not the fat. Bacon is your friend.

I've been eating bacon and eggs every morning (two of each) for the last couple of months, as well as cutting out all carbs (except what's slightly present in some foods), and meat and salads for lunch and dinner. So far, I've lost 25lbs, and I haven't felt this good in a long time.

Bacon!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:28pm PT
Yeah Mooser. Look up Weston Price Foundation.

Get your carbs from fruit and veggies. No refined foods. No refined or processed sugars. No unfermented soy.

As well as weight loss, do you feel like you have more energy and less energy ups and downs?

I sure do.

The US Govs food pyramid is so wrong.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:32pm PT
The US Govs food pyramid is so wrong.

It is?


Credit: Reilly
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:58pm PT
As well as weight loss, do you feel like you have more energy and less energy ups and downs?

I do, ksolem. When I ate carbs (2010 and before), I always felt crappy, but didn't pay much heed to it, 'cuz it tasted so good going down. I read a book called "Why We Get Fat," and as counter-intuitive as it struck me, I had a hard time arguing with his conclusions.

My stomach literally never hurts now (whereas before, it almost always did--even when I tried gluten free stuff..and even when I started thinking about carbs...Pavlovian response, and all), my energy is solid, and I feel more steady.

I'll look up Weston Price. Thanks.
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 06:59pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/epicmealtime
Brandon-

climber
Done With Tobacco
Mar 11, 2011 - 07:02pm PT
Wes, WTF!!!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 11, 2011 - 08:06pm PT
epicmealtime...

Muscles blasting pullups and simultaneous bacon consumption!

Nice!
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Mar 11, 2011 - 08:28pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#194351

:-)

eKat
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Mar 21, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
eKat does that car come in standard? =)




Taking bacon to the next level.
AbeFrohman

Trad climber
new york, NY
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:14pm PT
Another vote for Epic Meal Time.
Muscles Glasses Forever!
billiegoat

Big Wall climber
East Bay, CA
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:16pm PT
hehehe
hehehe
Credit: billiegoat
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:17pm PT
After giving up bread and beer I lost 10 lbs. I'm not in great shape cuz I don't have anywhere to train and can't get psyched.

Dr. Bluey says get back on the beers. Call me in the morning.

Fool...I thought this stuff was common sense!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:20pm PT
Pork Fat Rules!!!!
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Mar 21, 2011 - 11:42pm PT
http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2009/09/bacon-jam-recipe-make-it-at-home.html


Chipotle bacon jam

1 pound of bacon
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 sliver of onion
1-4 chipotles en adobo (depending on the level of heat you can tolerate)
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from the can)
2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground Mexican hot chocolate
1 cup of brewed coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Black pepper to taste

Method:
Cook the bacon until fat is rendered, but not too crisp. Cut cooked bacon into two-inch sized pieces.

On medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in one tablespoon of rendered bacon fat in a medium-sized pot for two minutes. Add the cooked bacon, spices, apple-cider vinegar and coffee. Simmer on low for two hours, stirring occasionally. If jam starts to get dry, add water, 1/4 cup at a time.

After two hours, place bacon jam into a food processor, and puree for two or three seconds, tops. You just want to bring it together but still have some chunks.

edit: added 2/3 cup raisins for a chutney type jam thang.
maxed out on the chipotles as well, so the rig is gonna last us a while.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Mar 22, 2011 - 12:38am PT
Damn that looks good!

On my list.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2011 - 12:11pm PT
Real bacon still on the hoof in a store in Chile:

Lomo
Lomo
Credit: Reilly

OK, technically it isn't 'bacon'. It is closer to serrano
or Spanish lomo. Oddly, in Argentina and Chile 'lomo' is
applied to beef. Never did figure that out.
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Mar 24, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
Lomo is just the particular cut. I'm pretty sure the direct translation is loin or tenderloin. Your pic is of a jamon (ham). You can get lomo or jamon in Spain both cured the same way, so its similar, but it’s a different part of the animal - loin vs leg. Its all awesome though. 'Serrano' is just used to differentiate what type of pig is used. Serrano is a more common type, while Iberico is a black pig, more rare and expensive. When I lived there I would eat jamon or lomo or chorizo every day. Soooo good. The father of one of the girls I worked with was a hunter. One day she brought me homemade chorizo made from a boar her dad killed the night before. Holy Shit!!! It was probably one of the best things I've ever tasted.

Yeah, Ecuador and Peru use lomo in reference to beef also. Not sure why either…probably just to annoy the spaniards.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 24, 2011 - 01:35pm PT
Steve,
Thanks, as soon as you mentioned it I realized it was the cut although as
you know in Spain it only refers to the piggie as far as I know.
In Andalucia I had some lomo from the piggies that live off the acorns
down there and that was the best thing I've ever had, anywhere!
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Mar 24, 2011 - 01:49pm PT
They do know their pigs down there. Oh man, getting hungry!

Love of piggies aside, you must be having some killer steaks in Chile. Wine, beef, climbing....man, I do need to get down there some day. Cheers!
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Mar 24, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
MEAT CANDY

g-tech

Trad climber
fairbanks, alaska
Mar 24, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
If god didn't want us to eat bacon, why did he make it out of bacon?
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Mar 24, 2011 - 05:45pm PT
Bacon aroma hypnotizes Kamchatka Peninsula foxes and the house cat that chased them away.
story + pics

http://categorian.com/blog/tags/u/Xtine66/tag/foxes
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 24, 2011 - 06:27pm PT
TIP: Powder day > snow is too good to stop for food.

1000 GNAR points for 12 strips of crispy bacon in a baggie (lid of bacon)

+500 if also carrying Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin in the bota bag.

Thus no reason to stop skiing.
Steve L

Gym climber
SUR
Mar 28, 2011 - 11:34pm PT
WARNING! THE FOLLOWING IMAGES CONTAIN EXPLICIT IMAGES OF PORK PORNOGRAPHY, AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS






Running out of ideas for what to eat out at the crag?









Trail mix not cutting it any more?








Sick of Cliff Bars?









Maybe its time to try...............

















FRESH MADE CHICHARRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Credit: Steve L


That's right.

Credit: Steve L


You know you want some.

Credit: Steve L


Artsy.

Credit: Steve L
klk

Trad climber
cali
Mar 28, 2011 - 11:38pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^very nice
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Mar 28, 2011 - 11:55pm PT
About a week ago while wandering past the freezer case at my local market, my eye caught “Today Only – 10 lbs of Hempler's Bacon Ends - $12.29.” Who needs 10 lbs of super premium bacon ends? WE DO! Our house now adorns that special aroma every morning as I wake up the family for real ranch eggs (big, small, dirty and double) and plenty of sizzling bacon. I like gnawing on those really thick and lean pieces that turn up in the 10 lb bags.
MisterE

Social climber
Cinderella Story, Outa Nowhere
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:30am PT
Turkey bacon is all I get - meh.

NOT THE SAME AS REAL BACON!!!111

{Public service FYI}
klk

Trad climber
cali
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:34am PT
Turkey bacon is all I get - meh.

Why? Too much Womens Day? Yr punishment 4 sport climbing?

Are you saying that the Teardrop has no cast iron and no bacon?

f*#k.

I'll have to rethink that entire thread now.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 29, 2011 - 11:13am PT
^^^^^^^^ Now,now, Base. The swine, is divine. Sent by the Lord to teach us and reward us.


Saints preserve us and protect us now we're drinking whiskey for breakfast...
Part of this complete breakfast.
Part of this complete breakfast.
Credit: Spider Savage
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 29, 2011 - 06:39pm PT
Well of course.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Who'll stop the reign?
Mar 30, 2011 - 09:47am PT
Say bacon heads, I tried that baking bacon bullshit but didn't care for the results.

First time I did it on a flat cookie sheet, so the bacon cooked and then wallowed in its own grease. Ew! Clean up was a f*#king mess too. And the bacon was too fatty for my tastes.

So next time I tried it with a grease drip pan - no grease this time but the bacon cooked unevenly and again, I didn't care for the results.

Looks like its back to the fry pan for me. Too bad, I latched on to this baking bacon thing as a way to avoid standing in front of a frying pan. But so far my cooking results have been subpar.

DMT
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 30, 2011 - 10:25am PT
FireIntheCity

Mountain climber
from t'Hate-haunted canyon of human despair
Mar 30, 2011 - 03:26pm PT
These bacon cookies look mighty fine.

droooool



scorpion cupcakes....not so drool


cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Mar 30, 2011 - 03:39pm PT



Four Loko Chili (with BACON)

Enjoy!

 Luke
klk

Trad climber
cali
Mar 30, 2011 - 03:56pm PT
DMT, you don't have to go back to standing in front of the cast iron.

Just use one of these:

http://www.gopresto.com/products/products.php?stock=05420

Captain...or Skully

climber
Idaho.
Mar 30, 2011 - 09:38pm PT
F*#k you, American Bacon sucks. Big Fat Lie. Ever heard of Kansas....Iowa?
Amazing bacon. Transcendent.
There's damn good bacon from Idaho, too.

Exaggeration sucks...If ya can't do it well. You obviously DON'T fish.
72hw

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Mar 30, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
Oh man! LOVE that Fry Daddy thing!

But they have a product which is an affront to all things bacon: http://www.gopresto.com/products/products.php?stock=05100

Get rid of the yummy fat? That's where they keep the heroin people!!!!!!!!!!
grover

climber
Dabville. Gnarlandia
Mar 31, 2011 - 12:43am PT

You might love thy bacon, while others speak in shakepsearian tongue to disprove thy existence of the salted one.

"And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch." Leviticus 11:7-8.

http://www.godhatesbacon.com/

Tiss a sad day for us swine lovers.



TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Mar 31, 2011 - 01:03am PT
the brand of bacon we use is a guarded secret. But its not American.

American bacon sucks.

Funny...I dig Falls Brand bacon outta ID...it can be a bit pricey though...

secret bacon brand...lol
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Apr 17, 2011 - 02:58am PT
I think there may be a way to make bacon in a hotel room using nothing but tin foil and the clothing iron in the room.

now if you could boil an egg in the coffee pot, might have something.
Trad

Trad climber
northern CA
Apr 26, 2011 - 12:40am PT
Happy [belated] birthday, Thomas Jefferson (April 13).

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.”

-Thomas Jefferson
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 26, 2011 - 03:53am PT
3 guys. 5 days. gallon ziplocks with bacon. snowshoes, epic storms. confinement. expulsions.

Rented tent, hosed down afterward, but REI still charged a stench penalty.

16 years later, I can still make the gorge rise in my throat just thinking about it. True that.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Apr 26, 2011 - 04:30pm PT
Do I have to say it AGAIN?!?!?


Press Munge, get bacon.....SIMPLE!


donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 26, 2011 - 05:25pm PT
Gulp....I just ate two pieces of bacon- love the stuff but try like hell not to eat it.
FireIntheCity

Mountain climber
from t'Hate-haunted canyon of human despair
May 12, 2011 - 04:08pm PT
Starry Night rendered in bacon


WIN: Van Gogh’s Delicious Starry Night
WIN: Van Gogh’s Delicious Starry Night
Credit: someone on FAIL blog
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Run like the wind.
May 12, 2011 - 05:28pm PT
I have that baking bacon routine DOWN, now. First ya gotta buy GOOD bacon; none of that oscar meyer bullsh#t. Fresh cut from the hog bacon, nice and thick.

Then, like, BAKE IT, at 300 degrees for about an hour.

I use the broiler drip pan, first spraying non stick in the pan with a dash of water, then non stick the grill part. Lay out the bacon, in it goes.

My oven requires I rotate the pan 180 degrees, once, to even the score.

Last 5-10 minutes on broiler.

Out she comes. Clean up is a breeze. Tastiest bacon ever.

Thanks Taco Baconeers - you taught an old dog a freakin great new trick.

Had some for lunch today, funny to see this bump. Bacon, vermont cheddar and fresh tomato 2-egg omelette with one more chunk of cheddar melted to the outside... mmmmmmmmmmmmm good.

Left over bacon for my dinner salad. Oh yeah...

DMT
PhotogEC

climber
In front of my computer
May 12, 2011 - 06:05pm PT
Left over bacon for my dinner salad. Oh yeah...

I call BS. How is it possible to have "left over" bacon? Never happens in my house!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Run like the wind.
May 12, 2011 - 06:06pm PT
what's the first rule of cooking bacon?

DMT
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
May 12, 2011 - 07:05pm PT
The 1st rule of cooking bacon is take steps to assure you get to eat the finished product.
Nibs

Trad climber
Humboldt, CA
May 12, 2011 - 07:24pm PT
hmmmm, bacon.

anybody remember bacon bars?? that was a staple in my backpack for years but have not seen them for a long time. what happened?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
May 12, 2011 - 07:50pm PT
Attention, shoppers: Stop picking up dead "Babes" and "Wilburs" at the grocery store! Here are our top 10 reasons to keep pork off your fork and put delicious Babe-free alternatives on your shopping list instead.

1. Porking You Up
It's a fact—ham, sausage, and bacon strips will go right to your hips. Eating pork products, which are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and saturated fat, is a good way to increase your waistline and increase your chances of developing deadly diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, asthma, and impotence. Research has shown that vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease, and they have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters. Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than pure vegetarians are.



2. Pigs Have Feelings Too
Ninety-seven percent of pigs in the United States today are raised in factory farms, where they will never run across sprawling pastures, bask in the sun, breathe fresh air, or do anything else that comes naturally to them. Crowded into warehouses with nothing to do and nowhere to go, they are kept on a steady diet of drugs to keep them alive and make them grow faster, but the drugs cause many of the animals to become crippled under their own bulk.



3. Pigs and Playstations

Think that you can outplay a pig on your Playstation? You may be surprised. According to research, pigs are much smarter than dogs, and they even do better at video games than some primates. In fact, pigs are extremely clever animals who form complex social networks and have excellent memories. Eating a pig is like eating your dog! As actor Cameron Diaz put it after hearing that pigs have the mental capacities of a 3-year-old human: "[Eating bacon is] like eating my niece!



4. Pigs Prefer Mud, Not Crud
Pigs are actually very clean animals. If they are given sufficient space, pigs are careful not to soil the areas where they sleep or eat. And forget the silly saying "sweating like a pig"—pigs can't even sweat! That's why they bathe in water or mud to cool off. But in factory farms, they're forced to live in their own feces and vomit and even amid the corpses of other pigs. Conditions are so filthy that at any given time, more than one-quarter of pigs suffer from mange—think of your worst case of poison ivy, and imagine having to suffer from it for the rest of your life.



5. Farming Family Values
Factory farms are pure hell for pigs and their babies. Mother pigs spend most of their lives in tiny "gestation" crates, which are so small that the animals are unable to turn around or even lie down comfortably. They are repeatedly impregnated until they are slaughtered. Piglets, who are taken away from their distraught mothers after just a few weeks, have their tails chopped off, their teeth are clipped off with pliers, and the males are castrated—all without painkillers.



6. The Manure Is Blowing in the Wind …
A pig farm with 5,000 animals produces as much fecal waste as a city of 50,000 people. In 1995, 25 million gallons of putrid hog urine and feces spilled into a North Carolina river, immediately killing between 10 and 14 million fish. To get around water pollution limits, factory farms will frequently take the tons of urine and feces that are stored in cesspools and turn them into liquid waste that they spray into the air. This manure-filled mist is carried away by the wind and inhaled by the people who live nearby.



7. Bacteria-Laden Bacon and Harmful Ham
Extremely crowded conditions, poor ventilation, and filth in factory farms cause such rampant disease in pigs that 70 percent of them have pneumonia by the time they're sent to the slaughterhouse. In order to keep pigs alive in conditions that would otherwise kill them and to promote unnaturally fast growth, the industry keeps pigs on a steady diet of the antibiotics that we depend on to treat human illnesses. This overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of "superbacteria," or antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. The ham, bacon, and sausage that you're eating may make the drugs that your doctor prescribes the next time you get sick completely ineffective.



8. Hell on Wheels
More than 170,000 pigs die in transport each year, and more than 420,000 are crippled by the time they arrive at the slaughterhouse. Transport trucks, which carry pigs hundreds of miles through all weather extremes with no food or water, regularly flip over, throwing injured and dying animals onto the road. These terrified and injured animals are rarely offered veterinary care, and most languish in pain for hours; some even bleed to death on the side of the road. After an accident in April 2005, Smithfield spokesperson Jerry Hostetter told one reporter, "I hate to admit it, but it happens all the time."



9. Killing Them Without Kindness
A typical slaughterhouse kills up to 1,100 pigs every hour, which makes it impossible for them to be given humane, painless deaths. The U.S. Department of Agriculture documented 14 humane slaughter violations at one processing plant, where inspectors found hogs who "were walking and squealing after being stunned [with a stun gun] as many as four times." Because of improper stunning methods and extremely fast line speeds, many pigs are still alive when they are dumped into scalding-hot hair-removal tanks—they literally drown in scalding-hot water.



10. Ditch the Bacon and Get Fakin'
Save pigs from hell and yourself from bad health by feasting on faux pork products instead. Stuff a sandwich full of Yves brand veggie ham slices, or throw some Lightlife Smart Bacon into a sizzling skillet—the freezer and "health food" sections of your local grocery or health food stores are packed full of these and other tasty substitutes.

graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
May 12, 2011 - 07:56pm PT
You are what you eat.







The love affair starts like this:































But it ends like this:
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Aug 3, 2011 - 10:00pm PT
Bacon Related Video: (classic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw
Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Aug 5, 2011 - 09:18am PT
This stuff is pretty good to munch at a belay ledge:

http://www.stupid.com/fun/GMYB.html
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 5, 2011 - 10:18am PT
Ho hum, yada yada yada-I think it is time for a good cup of Joe, brush my teeth and get to work.
Credit: guido
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 5, 2011 - 03:14pm PT
Word has it that Half Dome makes a mean BLT. Just sayin'.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 5, 2011 - 05:46pm PT
Made the best BLT last night.

A big really ripe Beefsteak Tomato straight from the Obamagarden.

Toasted Potato Bread

Gud thick cut Maple Bacon cooked on a rack in the oven @ 425 for half an hour.


The second crop of Green Beans is starting to produce. not to long till we have those steamed with.

BACON!
S.Leeper

Sport climber
Pflugerville, Texas
Aug 5, 2011 - 06:33pm PT
Attention, shoppers: Stop picking up dead "Babes" and "Wilburs" at the grocery store! Here are our top 10 reasons to keep pork off your fork and put delicious Babe-free alternatives on your shopping list instead.

1. Porking You Up
...

10. Ditch the Bacon and Get Fakin'
Save pigs from hell and yourself from bad health by feasting on faux pork products instead. Stuff a sandwich full of Yves brand veggie ham slices, or throw some Lightlife Smart Bacon into a sizzling skillet—the freezer and "health food" sections of your local grocery or health food stores are packed full of these and other tasty substitutes.


All great reasons to avoid pork, and meat in general!

tfpu
scuffy b

climber
dissected alluvial deposits, late Pleistocene
Aug 5, 2011 - 07:35pm PT
Hey!
Spider's youtube link is FUNNY!!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Aug 5, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
FACT: PEOPLE WHO EAT FAKE MEAT .... NEED ... something!!!

This includes fake bacon made with bird meat, or vegetable matter.

Fake meat is like that plastic blow up doll thing Locker always posts.



The swine is divine.

When I pass from this body I plan to have it ground up and fed to swine so I can give back to the divine creatures.
locker

Social climber
CO
Aug 5, 2011 - 08:05pm PT


"Fake meat is like that plastic blow up doll thing Locker always posts."...

You're insulting my DATE...

NOT COOL!!!...

;-/

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 5, 2011 - 08:49pm PT
One of the best things about bacon is that perfume it leaves in the house for a couple of days.

Want to torture a vegan?


Cook some bacon up wind!
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Aug 22, 2011 - 04:52pm PT
Fire breathing bacon fry

I don't know what the iron is for
but I think the stethescope was to check vital signs
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Aug 22, 2011 - 04:57pm PT
That looks a bit like Ranger Gord. Maybe his brother?
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 5, 2011 - 09:44pm PT
Wes, Bacon might have been too lean. You'll still get a good seasoning out of it.

I suggest put a little water in there and bring it to a boil, let it soak a little then carefully scrape with a metal spatula.

You may need to eat bacon several mornings in a row to get the seasoning just right.
Phil_B

Social climber
Hercules, CA
Nov 17, 2011 - 01:58pm PT
OK, what started out as a 4/1 prank has apparently come to fruition:

http://www.baconlube.com

Yep, bacon flavored lube.

What'll they think of next. . .
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 17, 2011 - 02:07pm PT
Wes, I cook bacon in cast iron skillets. My guess is you started out with the heat too high. You have to start out at medium heat, let the fat render, and then it'll start frying in it's rendered fat. Once you've cooked a few pieces and have a layer of liquid grease on the bottom, cooking additional pieces is much easier.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Nov 17, 2011 - 02:24pm PT
When Petch and I put up It's Better With Bacon on the Hogsback at Lover's Leap, I was not quite sure I liked the name (Petch came up with it). But that was when i mostly just ate Butterfingers. Since then I have come to respect the powerful good taste-yness of bacon. Thank you Petch for letting me be associated with such a good route name, you had wisdom I did not recognize at the time.
Murzerker

Social climber
Land of Goats and Tacos
Nov 17, 2011 - 02:28pm PT
Ah yeah...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8vesMilyAU&feature=related
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Nov 18, 2011 - 05:18pm PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Nov 18, 2011 - 06:07pm PT
bacon is more amazing than grace.
stay outta the southbound lane though,
cause im drinking whiskey.

winter is on and im gone south
to pick thru briar patches.

i'll come home, when home comes to me.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Nov 18, 2011 - 06:27pm PT
hogjaw. it's what we used to call thick back bacon.

great name for a band.

and it's the desert, so almost on topic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqA2sJM-qg

heh
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 18, 2011 - 01:18am PT
nothing says it better than roses....













































BACON ROSES!



http://bacontoday.com/bouquet-of-bacon-roses/
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jun 4, 2012 - 12:44am PT
A relevant subject thread that just needed bumping.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:05am PT
Mexican Bacon on the hoof...her mate made a good show of making
me think he was gonna run me over. I was bracing for the impact
when he made his cut and faked me into the popcorn machine.
Credit: Reilly
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:06am PT
Aye...Everything's better with bacon.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:07am PT
BACON!!!
Ranger Gord, Look Out !!!.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jun 4, 2012 - 01:10am PT
Stone that almost looks good enough to eat!

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2012 - 10:40pm PT

mmmmm dead pig.
snow

Trad climber
Lowell, MA
Jun 4, 2012 - 10:57pm PT
Dude -- that's wood...
MisterE

Social climber
Jun 5, 2012 - 12:04am PT
I, too love bacon. But we need more stipulations:

eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Jun 5, 2012 - 11:00am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSReSGe200A&feature=youtu.be
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 26, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/09/25/bacon-shortage-pigs.htmlhttp://[/url]



The horror, the horror. Rise up and squeal O ye who adore the pork products.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 26, 2012 - 05:31pm PT
SQUEEL!!!!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Sep 26, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Sep 26, 2012 - 06:02pm PT
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Sep 26, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
grover

climber
Northern Mexico
Oct 2, 2012 - 02:17am PT
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/10/01/bacon-shortage-prices-economists.html


Good news Tami.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
love
love
Credit: Spider Savage
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#289633
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Credit: GI

Don't go bacon my heart.

A bouquet of bacon buds, for my buds on the Taco.
A bouquet of bacon buds, for my buds on the Taco.
Credit: GI
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Credit: Jim Brennan
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 6, 2013 - 02:25pm PT
'Bacon' served three ways Saturday night by Chef Alexandre at le local bistro.

choucroute alsacienne
choucroute alsacienne
Credit: Reilly
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
More BAD NEWS FOLKS! Sorry for the downer, but you all knew this anyway! Still, while you might find the TASTE of bacon delicious, the taste is very temporary, short-lived, and transitory.

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/like-bacon--sausage-and-hot-dogs--too-bad--cause-that-stuff-l-kill-you--new-study-finds--174609721.html

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/11/63/abstract

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Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Ummmmm.....noms. What's not to love?

sending fuel
sending fuel
Credit: screenshot
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:09am PT
Meh. If it kills me, then I'll be dead.
Simple.
You wanna live forever?
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:32am PT
sur le mer
sur le mer
Credit: guido
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:44am PT
Meat, meet meat.
Meat, meet meat.
Credit: G Zeus
G Zeus

Trad climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Incoming!
Incoming!
Credit: G Zeus
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Mar 7, 2014 - 02:34pm PT
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:04am PT
i like bacon
and then i like to wash the
pan with a cloth
and then i reserve that
cloth, with which
i was my face
and, yes.
this is the key to
exceptional complexion.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 10:50am PT
Bacon, eggs, spaghetti, parmigiano reggiano cheese, and a stick of butter in a blender: "Carbonara Bars" are the perfect winter-weather savory meal on the go. Flexy and chewy even in freezing temps, and tasty as all get-out.

Carbonara Bars in the making.
Carbonara Bars in the making.
Credit: NutAgain!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 22, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Ptarmigan eggs would make it better, I bet.

Sounds like a treat.

Here is one pork prod. which I always wanted to try but haven't as yet.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=vosges+chocolate+bacon&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=43644957007&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnet

I don't buy much online merchandise, but I may pony up for some to bring to Facelift.

Bacon plus chocolate!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Nov 2, 2014 - 07:52am PT
my third grader's class recently attended a 3-day field trip to Full Belly Farm near Dixon, California.

the teacher asked me to chaperon.
"of course i will," i countered to my friend.

so we load up the tacoma to the brim and me and a mamma
and two chilln's in the back seat diesel on
down to beautiful Capay Valley.

we set up camp in a meadow on the edge of
struggling-with-the-drought cache creek.

pleasant digs, to say the least.

a couple of things:
one.
like any heartful mountaineer, i begin scoping routes
on the nearby semi-dramatic hills.
and i spy my line. i wait for my opportunity window....


two.
so just adjacent to camp (like 100' away) are two sows (female pigs,) one called cookie - she all of 800 pounds, and the other, littler one's name escapes me.

now i'm a mountain boy and i got very little idea when it comes to farming and such, so i'm drawn to these interesting beasts like edison was drawn to lightening.

many times during camp set up, i'd wander over to the 2' high electric fence, usually with some students or other chaperons and watch and wonder at the pigs.
this one super hot momma, we'll call sally, says to me,
"i feel guilty. i can't help but see food when i look at the pigs. all other animals i see as, animals."
"so you are objectifying them, no?" i say to her breasts.
then i justify her bias, "sally. bacon is good. really good. you could even have it on top of your birthday cake."

she smiles the first glittering one at me.

about 2pm the first day, a rig pulls into camp
towing a trailer.
it backs up to the pig pen and out rolls romeo.
really, a magnificent male pig dubbed romeo.
he goes immediately to sinking his sword into
stone.

me and sally are watching this boar make pig love
to an 800 pound momma.
little milo (a small boy stundent) is wide-eyed
at the spectacle. me and sally, we giggle.

"wow." she utters.
of course milo has heaps-o'-questions regarding the
dramatic scene before us.
i answer the best i can: brazenly honest, to all of his inquiries.

i turn to sally, "this is about as intimate as we can get,
without actually getting intimate!"

"look at his stamina," i continue.
"look at her patience," she replies.
"porkys two, i laugh."

now the momma pig is not quiet in receiving excalibur.
it so happens that milo's father is also attending this field trip,
and when he spies his son two feet away from fornicating large farm animals he goes ape-scat and screams his son off.

"never too early for the birds and bees," i suggest to sally.

we all bed down that night at 7 pm, and i'm jonesin for a beer.
but of course alcohol is not permitted.

2 am. i shoot awake, as is my habit.
i sneak out of the tent (i've got 3-boys in my dwelling, with one other dad.)

what to do, i muse? so i wander about and admire stars
as they present to california's central valley. they look
slightly different that they do when viewed from the sierra crest.
everything is really beautiful. slight moon...
then suddenly my moment is interrupted by a teriffic squeal
and some thundering grunts...

so i head over to the sty.
for a gander.
but i stop by my tail gate
and grab two tall boys and a camp chair.

'im going in!' i don't say but think....


so i set up my seat in the middle of the sty
and crack open the morning.

i've no idea what to expect, but i'm enjoying the rush of the unknown.

first, cookie snuffles over.
these things are all nose.
she's snouting my
boots and my camp chair, and takes a nibble at my sleeve.
i gently giver my bony elbow and she backs off.

now the other two are en route and suddenly
i'm completely surrounded by huge pigs.

sipping scenic mind soup, i'm elated.
the moon is out, the pigs are about.
and the morning is abundant and all ours: the pigs and i.
oh, and adolf.

i finish my two canisters and now the sun is earning
the first rung on it's career ladder.

i head over and start the fire,
and soon after, kiddo's abound.

now throughout the day, the students
are engaged in farm activities, and the parents
are free to recreate.

i see my window.
i un-boot and roll up my pants
and walk across cache creek
and hump my way up to
'no-belief knoll,'
named such because on top resides
a beautiful blue oak with
noble leafs.

i gotta jump like 3 barbed-fences,
definitely the crux of the ascent.

two hours later i'm headed back to camp
on the valley floor.

i loose my way, slightly and
approach the creek at a different spot.

there are thickets and cat-tails and many
other ambitious aquatic plants in my way.

i give up on grace and just burl my way through.
at river's edge, i literally fall out
of a wall of plants and get slightly wet.

just across the creek is sally,
reading her book.

"swamp donkey," she yells to me with
another shiny smile.

i present her my espresso-stained-teeth
in a return salutation.

i wander over to the fire and mill about
with the other dads.

the children are still away, for another hour.

one inquires to where i've been?

"oh, up there. on 'no-belief knoll.'"

"no shite?" responds the district attorney of el dorado county."

"yes sir." i retort, respectfully.

"i had to jump a few fences," i naively offer.

"as your lawyer i suggest no further mention of the fences," says bill.
all the dads laugh.

now i've got a pink rock in my pocket that i collected for Makalu.
so i go over to her tent, with intent to put it beneath her pillow.

i unzip the tent, and there is sally, with her blouse slightly loose
and she is laying upon Maki's pillow...


... then next morning i repeat my pig affair,
and as i'm sitting there, i notice a silhouette of
a new character, outside of the fence.

pig number 4, i assign it a handle.

what the? so i set down my beer
and cookie immediately snouts up to it.
i scold her as i grab it from disaster,
and offer her a little beer puddle in my
empty chair.
she loves it.

i approach the other pig, that i assumed was
an escaped domestic, but instead it was
a wild boar, and it snorts and charges me,
glances off my right knee as i dart from his path.

i roll with the insult and begin stomping and
crackling my beer can and the f*#ker limps away
into the woods.

i assume that cookie got slaughtered so
maybe the next piece of bacon that you enjoy
will have a slight tint of adolf coors'
secret herbal-spice.

enjoy and hear sally squeal.


Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 2, 2014 - 08:07am PT
^^^^^^^^^^^^^CLASSIC WEEEEEGE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Thanks for that post Chuck. As usual, the poet laureate. Great fer a slightly fubar'd Sunday mornin'.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 8, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
Baconite
Credit: web photo
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 8, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
The self-avowed vegetarian, mau'ing down on sausage and bacon.

She's going to blame it on that thing she used to have on her leg....

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 8, 2014 - 05:59pm PT

Never choose between sweet and savory breakfast again. Bacon adds a tasty twist to sweet cinnamon rolls.


Grocery
List

prep time25 min
total time55 min
ingredients2
servings5





Ingredients



10 slices bacon 1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing (5 rolls)

Step 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 8- or 9-inch round pan.


Step 2 Separate dough into 5 rolls. Unroll rolls. Cook bacon until crisp. While bacon is still warm, place 2 slices bacon on top of 1 unrolled roll; roll back up. Repeat to use up rolls and bacon. Place cinnamon rolls in pan.


Step 3 Bake 25 to 29 minutes or until golden brown.


Step 4 Spread with icing; serve warm.



For even more bacon goodness, use thick-cut bacon in this recipe.

To save on fat and calories, use turkey bacon instead of pork bacon.
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