The tankabars do look interesting, but alas - they don't ship to guam. We have that problem a lot - that's part of why I was so happy to find the survival food site!
I must say the jerky and larabars were perfect for our trip - easy to carry when hauling everything on and off dive boats stuffed into a dry bag with our tshirts! They really stood up to abuse/moisture AND were tasty snacks when the dive shop forgot the NO RICE request (the rice made up more than half the bento box - so we'd be left with only a quarter cup of meat and some orange slices! Not enough food for this girl to get thru an 8-9 hour dive day!).
We also took pouches of tuna and secreted a few hard boiled eggs out of the breakfast room in the mornings - they were a great help! LOL - on the days they got it right, we got a big salad instead of rice - yay - and the snacks we didn't need were easily kept for the next day!
I don't know if you want to pack snacks, but my Primal beef jerky from Sophia's Survival Foods* came in the mail - just in time to pack for our trip to Palau! It has no additives or sugar, etc....and it tastes great - good amount of spice and not too tough, like jerky can be sometimes. I will pack it up with some macadamia nuts and Larabars.
I had been a little nervous about the dive boat food - the lunch they provide is just a choice of either sandwich lunches or bento boxes, both sort of anti-primal......I should be ok for breakfast and dinner - the hotel buffet is included with our room and is supposed to have both western and japanese offerings (so finding an egg, at least, shoud be possible). For dinner, the dive shop has a restaurant serving tuna steaks or sashimi and such - and there's a famous Indian place we'll go to (which has a tandoori mix grill platter that looks very primal!)
Now that I have some good snacks, I think we'll survive!
For food, you are just going to have to do the best you can with what is available. If you can find a way to buy/make them hard boiled eggs are my go-to breakfast in a hurry.
For exercise, look up moves here on SP, online or in magazines like Fitness or Shape that use your body weight. Think basics like pushups, pullups (a playground would work for this or a tree in a park), dips off a step or a chair, squats and lunges, etc. Also, what about yoga? I get MP3 downloads from yogadownload.com and there has to be a strength oriented one...20 minute workouts are free...
Wow New Zealand !!! Its a dream to go there one day. My husband travelled to NZ late last year and loved it. Espacially the fact that its so clean and underpopulated. NZ is full of good primal food...Great lamb and cheeses and seafood. Great steaks too. Hopefully your group will go someplace you can get good primal food. I would carry some snacks for my journey. But the one thing I always carry when I travel is a Resistance Band. Its easy to carry and affords a great workout which equals strength training. Enjoy the trip !
Okay team, I need some help planning! Next month, I'm studying abroad in New Zealand for 19 days with a group of classmates. While there, we're visiting many different universities to study their educational system. This means that our schedules are pretty well laid-out. While there will be free time built in, I'm not sure how much I'll get.
I definitely want to go into this with a plan. I love being Primal, and I am fully committed to this lifestyle. In the past, I would have seen vacations as an excuse to go off plan and eat crappy foods. But Primal is a lifestyle, not a plan. I'm not "going off" my lifestyle! That being said, sticking to Primal won't be easy when I'm travelling...especially since I'm travelling with a group. I plan to enjoy myself as much as possible and try new things, but I'm going to keep my Primal way of life in focus.
So here are my concerns:
1. Eating during actual travel. I'm spending over two days on travel alone. I leave Ohio first thing in the morning, getting in LA in mid-afternoon, leave LA at 10pm, and get into New Zealand a full day later. I can obviously pack primal snacks, but I will need a full meal at some point. Not only do I need to contend with dreaded airport food, but on the trip to NZ, I'll be eating airplane food for multiple meals. Suggestions?
2. Of a slightly less concern are the meals I'll be eating in NZ. Since I'm travelling with a group, I'll be left to the group's whim about places to grab some grub. In these instances, I'll just have to choose the most primal food from the menu. I think my biggest issue here will be breakfast on the go. If this is anything like my study abroad experience in Italy, I was left to my own devices for breakfast. There, I ate granola bars every day. Obviously, those are out now. What's a good Primal breakfast on the go?
3. Primal Fitness. This is probably my biggest concern. I'm pretty sure we'll be doing lots of walking, which is great. Depending on how early our schedules start in the AM, I plan to wake up early and go for walks not only for fitness, but also to do some sight-seeing. Nothing beats catching the sunrise in a new country. What I am concerned about is my strength training. ST is very important to me, and I will cry if I have to go 19 days without doing it. I will not have access to a gym or any sort of equipment. Any recommendations on good substitutions that will keep me challenged?
Sorry for the long post! Any advice is appreciated!
Krystal ~ Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. -J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring
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