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I've returned to the Keto diet. I had great success with it in the past and was able to maintain for a year and a half. I've tested and confirmed that I've reached ketosis, though I'm in the low end of optimal range so I need to work at my diet a bit more.

I find myself faced with a dilemma, however. Next weekend we will be heading out for a 4 day camping trip, and I NEED my bullet coffee! We are well equipped for making coffee, and I have a hand blender that should do the job well. I'm just trying to figure out how to pack up my butter and coconut oil so that I won't have a melted mess. There's just no way to keep things that cold all of the time. I'm thinking I might be best off to pre-measure my butter and oil and package them together somehow. I am open to suggestions on this.
I'm also looking for a version of fat bombs that don't need refrigeration and aren't prone to melting to carry in my pack. I've always gone with trail mix in the pack, but so many of the ingredients are out of bounds on Keto. I could use some ideas!







Hi!

For the butter and coconut oil, I'd pre-measure it into Ziplock snack bags, and then just nip off a corner and squeeze it into the cup. As an alternative to butter, you could take along a small jar of ghee (won't matter if it melts), and use coconut oil powder instead of coconut oil:


www.amazon.com/Quest-Nutritio
n-Coconut
-Powder-Ounce/dp/B019RL8PJA




For the trail snack fat bombs, take a look at these:


Maple Pecan Fat Bomb Bars
www.ruled.me/maple-pecan-fat-
bomb-bars
/




Pecan Butter Chia Blondies
www.ruled.me/pecan-butter-chi
a-seed-bl
ondies/



...and I don't know how much prep you have time for, but have you considered pemmican? Lard stays solid at pretty warm temperatures, and if you again portion it into Ziplock snack bags (and carry a spoon 'just in case'), it really is a delicious and satisfying snack... you can be as carb heavy/light as you choose by varying the amount of dried fruit you use, or leave the fruit out altogether (I like adding herbs instead).



How to Make Pemmican
www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-make-
pe
mmican/




How To Make Pemmican: A Survival Superfood That Can Last 50 Years
www.offthegridnews.com/how-to-2/how-
to
-make-pemmican-a-survival-superfood-R>that-can-last-50-years/


5 Pemmican Recipes So You Can Make the Ultimate Survival Food
freedomprepper.com/pemmican-recipes/



The Paleo Mom Pemmican (a.k.a. Caveman Protein Bars)
www.thepaleomom.com/recipe-pa
leo-mom-p
emmican-aka-caveman/



You can also buy pemmican, but if you buy the ones with fruit/honey added, you can't control the carbs like you can with homemade... this company makes a carb-free product:
grasslandbeef.com/beef-pemmican-hone
yc
herry-free-bar






Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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5/18/17 3:15 P

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Food sounds great (so much easier in a camper)! Have a wonderful relaxing time!
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Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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5/18/17 2:40 P

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I have the travel trailer all packed with great paleo foods! I'll be making lettuce wraps for the drive tomorrow night on our way to the campground. We are going to have Yummy grass fed beef from our neighbor with baby broccoli and grass fed butter with herbs. Saturday night, Sausage from venison and beef with a nice big veggie salad with Avocado dressing for Sunday.

Finger foods (nuts, cheese and carrots) for lunches and eggs for breakfasts

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5/13/17 10:00 A

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Glad you resurrected this thread, Ali, and what great summer plan!

First of all, I didn't realize that I never did respond to the fire question: you just cover whatever is left of your fire with dirt/sand (has to be quite hot still with live coals), and you're good to go! Adding fresh wood would dampen it and kill the fire, so don't do that.


Hiking food is so easy (jerky, nuts and apples are our personal favourites), and if you're fat adapted, you really need a lot less food than you think. One of the things we did wrong for so long is carry around too much food. It took us long time to adjust our mindset to our new needs, LOL.

This is my ABSOLUTE favourite travel food cookbook... there are so many GREAT ideas in it:





Here are some other new resources that weren't around when this thread was first posted:

GLAMPING: HOW TO CAMP PALEO STYLE… WITH GLAMOUR
realeverything.com/glamping-how-to-c
am
p-paleo-style-with-glamour-2/



How I Ate The Best Food While Living In A Van For 3 Months + Other Road Trip Tips
eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/paleo-camping-f
oo
d-road-trip-meals-ideas/



Paleo Meals to Go
(haven't personally tried these, but they are an option... let us know if you do)
paleomealstogo.com/
Here's a review:
www.hiking-for-her.com/paleo-backpac
ki
ng-food.html



Backcountry Paleo: AIP and Paleo sustenance for the adventurous life
(can't wait to spend more time HERE... looks like some really good stuff)
www.backcountrypaleo.com/




Edited by: _RAMONA at: 5/13/2017 (12:20)

Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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I'm going to resurrect this thread because we are planning a bunch of GLAMPING trips this summer. We have an RV Trailer, hence the Glamping.

But, I was wondering what types of things we could take along that would be great to have on a day hike? I haven't done much hiking with the exception of a couple hours or so, my hubby needs to have decent filling meals so usually, back by noon or only afternoon hikes and back by dinner. I am hoping that I can work myself up to a several hour hike this summer. It will be interesting!!

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2/7/13 11:43 A

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Ramona, thanks for the tip. I've camped all my life and never thought of banking a fire with earth. do you put it over the coals? does it need to have some unburnt wood in it? thanks, Kitty

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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If you're limited with respect to cooler space (and prefer to not invest in the electrical cooler... it runs off your car battery while driving), freeze whatever you can, wrap it in newspaper and the frozen food will work as ice packs for everything else. We froze meat, wrapped it, and it stayed frozen for over ten days until we needed it as long as we kept the cooler on the ground in the shade. If you do meals in jars, instead of sealing them, you can cool them, freeze them, and then put the lids on, and they also act as cold packs, while they stay really fresh.

I think everything else can be adapted to fire cooking... and wood fire is AWESOME for flavour! You don't say how experienced a camper you are (so forgive me if this sounds patronizing) but one of the best time savers we've come up with when it comes to wood fires, is banking the fire/coals with sand/dirt between meals and then uncovering them for the next meal... you get just the right temperature to fry eggs in the morning, or if you bury your potatoes in the coals/sand at noon, they will be perfect at supper time... you can even take a small roast and do that... ziplock marinade a small roast/chicken... when you're ready to cook it, simply wrap it in two or three layers of foil and bury it in the fire (about 30 minutes per pound)... also VERY yummy!

...I don't suppose you have access to electricty? A slow cooker doesn't take up much room, and it opens the door to a lot of options!





Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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thanks so much, these are alot of great ideas. to answer a couple questions I saw, I will not be backpacking so am just limited by vehicle space and lack of refrigeration and oven. and there will be a fire but it will basically not be coals

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You don't say if this is a hiking trip, or a set up at one location and hang out trip.

One of our best investments has been our electric cooler... so easy to manage meats - we freeze all of the meat and/or pre-prepare it. Our other best investment is a dehydrator... so easy to preserve foods for things like camping! Food in this context is all about how much you like to cook/before during, and being creative.

Foods that we like:

• jerky
• beanless chili, or stew - made at home and if you put it hot, in hot jars, they will seal enough to stay fresh for a week in the cooler (longer in the fridge)... the same with any other casserole, one pot meals... basically you're making your own canned food... the week before just cook a lot of one pot meals, cook double what you'd normally cook, and fill a jar or two with the left overs. I do this regularly... great for quick meals.
• gluten-free sausages (yeah, they're processed, but you can get some with relatively few ingredients and preservatives)
• sweet potatoes for baking in the fire
• canned/foil packed fish
• cutting/marinating steak in thinnish strips in ziplocks (if you use a good acid like apple cider vinegar it will help keep the meat from spoiling), then threading them on a skewer/roasting stick and roasting them like weiners in the fire... OMG!
• homemade nut and dried fruit mixes
• apples, carrots, celery - they travel really well, and if you get a variety of apples, you don't get tired of them... and all are wonderful dipped in nut butter
• hard-cooked eggs (I cook a couple dozen, chill really well, and store in the cooler)
• lots of coconut oil
• pemmican - I haven't made any yet, but I want to try (recipe link in the link below... let me know if you try it)!
• also, if you have a vaccuum sealer, you can prepare individaul portioned meals (fish fillet, veggies, butter, spices), freeze them, and then cook them in boiling water - in 10 minutes you have supper.


There are some other really good tips and 'food for camping thought' here:
www.marksdailyapple.com/eating-healt
hy
-food-travel/#axzz2KAAykX8F


Eating Paleo while Backpacking
paleohacks.com/questions/5802/eating
-p
aleo-while-backpacking#axzz2KAEVl5PT


What to Eat Camping and How to Have a Primal Vacation
theprimalparent.com/2011/07/20/campi
ng
-primal-vacation/


Survival Punk: Making Your Own Camping Meals.
survivalpunk.com/making-your-own-cam
pi
ng-meals/







Edited by: _RAMONA at: 2/7/2013 (12:09)

Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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Do you have a campfire? If so, "packets" are the way to go. Fill small tin foil packets with small pieces of meat and veggies, season, and seal closed. To cook, place them in the coals and check every once in a while until the meat is done.

Sans fire? Nuts, dried fruit, dried meat (like beef jerky, but make it yourself or fine a reputable source). Also, SOME Larabars are Paleo (be careful, though. Many aren't).

Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
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I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.

Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/


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I didn't see an existing topic for this so sorry if I am duplicating.

So I have a week long camping trip. I am used to either a short trip where a cooler is good enough or before that I just took canned stuff and Raman. The best stuff I can think of would require an oven which I don't have. So do you guys have any suggestion? whether something simplethat I just missed or something more spiffy all is appreciated.

thanks

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