Paleo Backpacking

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    Jun 19, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Any Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?
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    Jun 19, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    When Paleo backpacking, does that mean I'd have to make weapons from scratch and use them to kill my own game, skin it, quarter it up, and rub sticks together for fire to cook it? And grow my own veggies and stuff?
  • gwuinsf

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    Jun 19, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I am neither a backpacker nor a camper, but what about jerky and dried fruit. Or get some Paleo Kits.

    I think paleohacks.com is a great site for asking questions to the Paleo community also. I usually get some helpful answers when I post there.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    Nivek saidAny Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?


    Bring a hunting knife and a fishing kit. Kill and eat along the way. You won't have to worry about packing in/carrying out.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Bring a hunting knife and a fishing kit. Kill and eat along the way. You won't have to worry about packing in/carrying out.


    Killing things in the wilderness....then eating them??? icon_confused.gif That doesn't sound Paleo to me. Paleo is paying 8 dollars for two organic cucumbers at Whole Foods and then going online to buy a lb of Almond flour so you can make cupcakes that can technically fall under the confines of Paleo available foods.
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Dried meats/jerky from a natural food store, nuts, fruits might be your main sources.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 19, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    Nivek saidAny Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?


    Now wouldn't a true Paleo diet call for doing your own hunting and gathering with a spear and nets?
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 19, 2012 10:56 PM GMT
    waccamatt said
    Nivek saidAny Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?


    Now wouldn't a true Paleo diet call for doing your own hunting and gathering with a spear and nets?


    Cavemen didn't have string for nets.
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 19, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    jim_stl said
    waccamatt said
    Nivek saidAny Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?


    Now wouldn't a true Paleo diet call for doing your own hunting and gathering with a spear and nets?


    Cavemen didn't have string for nets.


    I guess I was thinking more like Gilligan's Island.
  • GWriter

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    Jun 19, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Agreed. ^^^

    Jerky, nuts, dried fruit, and pemmican. Also, food keeps longer than people realize. Everyone is sort of paranoid these days. But I would bring cooked meat and veggies for the second day.
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    Was already planning on bringing a fishing pole and a small tackle box. Plus I think I'll go to the Hungarian butcher shop around the corner and ask about all the dried sausage they have hanging from the ceiling. Maybe that stuff would come in handy.
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:09 PM GMT
    Nivek saidAny Paleo backpackers out there?

    I'm going on a 4 day wilderness portage canoe trip in August. Now that I've switched to a paleo diet, am not sure how to eat during 4 days of non-stop exercise with no refrigeration. Typically I eat 200g of meat 3x per day, plus tons of fresh veggies. Pre-paleo I would have gotten a lot of energy from grains, pasta, canned beans, dried beans, and dried fruit. Even if now I resort to canned salmon/tuna/sardines, that will be a LOT of canned fish to eat for 4 days...YUK!

    As I will need to carry all my food, gear, and the boat several times per day, weight is a consideration.

    Suggestions for my menu?



    I want to go. Mix it up. Dried fruit, freeze dried veggies, nuts, seeds, jerky. Sardines are pretty much my staple on trips like that but only once a day. Bring a filter for water. Mountain House turkey tetrazzini is my favorite. Indian food in pouches that do not need refrigeration is the econo way to go .
  • metta

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:12 AM GMT

    Organic camping food
    http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/categories/food-pantry.asp



    Whole Food Farmacy
    http://www.wholefoodfarmacy.com
  • metatextual

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Shawnathan saidPemmican


    Yum, there's a few saskatoon berry bushes around here that i've been scavenging, so i could theoretically make some pemmican if i could get and then dry the meat.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    organic seeds (sesame and pumpkin) and sprout-able green peas and chick peas. Raw nuts also keep longer. Peas start to sprout after soaking for 6-8 (after draining water). A mature coconut can have 300-400 calories. Coconut oil is also an excellent/efficient source of energy (lauric acid) - your body burns it quickly. Someone mentioned jerky - if you eat meat.

    Camping could be an opportunity to slim down and cleanse. In which case, psyllium husk can substitute for a meal. Just fill up the stomach and clean out the intestine.... result: force the body to burn stored fat... resulting in a ripped body.
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    xybender saidCamping could be an opportunity to slim down and cleanse. In which case, psyllium husk can substitute for a meal. Just fill up the stomach and clean out the intestine.... result: force the body to burn stored fat... resulting in a ripped body.

    You think I can do this while burning lots of calories doing hard work? We will be paddling across lakes, then carrying the canoe and all of our food & gear to the next lake, and doing it all over again repeatedly for 4 days.
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    I keep seeing 'paleo barebacking'
  • jim_sf

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    Jun 20, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    7Famark saidI keep seeing 'paleo barebacking'


    Well, cavemen didn't have condoms....
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    7Famark saidI keep seeing 'paleo barebacking'
    It will be me with 3 hunky straight guys half my age. Potentially frustrating. Maybe my next wilderness excursion should be with hunky gay guys instead. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    Nivek said
    7Famark saidI keep seeing 'paleo barebacking'
    It will be me with 3 hunky straight guys half my age. Potentially frustrating. Maybe my next wilderness excursion should be with hunky gay guys instead. icon_wink.gif


    I'd say sign me up but I like carbs way more than sex
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 23, 2012 9:28 PM GMT
    Nivek saidWas already planning on bringing a fishing pole and a small tackle box.

    Went on such a trip north of Grand Marais into Ontario, Canada years ago. With little effort, we had fresh fish every night. That was in early June - though I don't know if the fishing would be worse in August when the waters are warmer.
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 23, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    Nivek said
    7Famark saidI keep seeing 'paleo barebacking'
    It will be me with 3 hunky straight guys half my age. Potentially frustrating. icon_wink.gif

    Nothing like a wilderness camping trip to test the limits of "straightness." Even "straight" guys get hard with a good massage.

    Now if Firebrand reads recipe posts, there would soon be a YCYL post here.
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    Jun 23, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    You could hunt, kill and cook your food like they did back in the Paleolithic?


  • Jun 29, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    coconut oil(acceptable for paleo diets as far as i understand), almond butter, dates, raw honey(not necessarily paleo but its a good source of sugars), hemp seeds, couple scoops of a multi greens powder blend, and dried fruit of your choice. mix the ingredients together and press into a baking dish refridgerate so coconut oil is solid and the cut into bars and wrap in plastic wrap. email me if you want anymore ideas.
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    Jun 29, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Jerky, nuts, and dried fruit come to mind.