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:
• 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-healthy-foo
Eating Paleo while Backpacking paleohacks.com/questions/5802/eating-paleo
What to Eat Camping and How to Have a Primal Vacationtheprimalparent.com/2011/07/20/camping-pri
Survival Punk: Making Your Own Camping Meals.survivalpunk.com/making-your-own-camping-m
Edited by: _RAMONA at: 2/7/2013 (12:09)
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