Your report got me wondering about those crickets. A quick search showed that they were a food source for various Indian tribes.
It seems to me that if early peoples found them tasty, and you guys think they stink, then the Indians found a better way to prepare them than just walking on them, eh?
ps. Whatever you do, don’t let Bill Gates learn of this food source
Mr. PT, thanks for the link. That was a fun read. These insect critters are packed full of protein and should be consumed. "Reaping nature's bounty" would certainly apply here. The key, as your link points out, is drying them, an easy task in the arid Great Basin. I loved the description of the mormon cricket round up. If we get back out running with the cricket herd, I'll gather up several pounds for you, although I might have to do some sweet talking to get them through the agricultural check station. No way would they allow live ones to cross the boulder. Drown 'em in salt water may work best. Then dry in the sun. Dried and a touch of salt, nice and crunchy, I bet they'd go great with some mountain oysters. Dipped in chocolate for dessert?
With the right marketing, we just might be on to the next gourmet treat.