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by 0 · August 05, 2014 at 02:59 PM

Hi Eric, I noticed a comment or response to someone else's post where you said you hiked the camino while sticking to a paleo diet. Mind telling me how you managed? I've lived in Spain (Madrid) for about a year and am puzzled/looking for advice... (more)

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by 70 · March 09, 2014 at 08:50 PM

I just accepted a Wilderness Field Guide position with a company in Utah. This is a dream job for me. Unfortunately, the food provided is your standard backpacking cuisine- ramen, oatmeal, peanut butter, dried meats, dried fruits, nuts, seeds,... (more)

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paint94979 0 · March 09, 2014 at 08:28 PM

Can they not provide Almond butter? I personally wouldn't eat peanut butter again, nasty stuff.

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by 230 · July 01, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Hey there! I am a german paleo girl and I'm going for a backpacking tour throught Australia (well, actually I just decided today because my inner voice told me not to study laws from the first day but first, to see the world and get some sun -... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 01, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Hostelling might be your best bet in this case. There are hostels in most of the major cities (probably the smaller ones as well, but I never made it to those) and they usually have kitchens with cooking implements and a large # of refridgerators... (more)

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by 5 · June 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

I am planning a backpacking trip and wanting to stay paleo as much as possible. Should I be increasing my carbs or fat more to accomodate the moderate activity each day? Paleokits has a MRE kit that has considerable fat grams but I wasnt sure if I... (more)

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Jeff_28 0 · June 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Thanks for the info. Prior threads had mentioned specific foods but I couldn't tell of the focus was more on carbs than fat. I'll use this to adjust my meal plan.

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by 10 · February 04, 2013 at 01:19 AM

I hope that someone out there will be able to offer some words of wisdom and advice. I've been travelling for a while now, but whilst on an extended stay in Australia I got into crossfit and consequently moved over to a paleo lifestyle. However... (more)

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CoconutBliss 0 · February 04, 2013 at 01:19 AM

Hi Charmaine! It's one of those challenges I think that make living a truly optimised healthy lifestyle very very difficult since you don't have access to your normal creature comforts and food sources. So you definitely learn how to compromise... (more)

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by 220 · January 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM

SO there are a few related questions out there but I'd like some fresh feedback on this: I plan a 30-40 mi/day "fastpacking" trip that will last about a week. I will gorge on restaurant food once or twice when available, and have comfortably... (more)

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JB_Primal 0 · August 02, 2012 at 02:55 PM

Jon W. Shameless plug alert!!! We're about to roll out a Paleo Ready to Eat meal for your exact situation. If you'd like, I can make you a "Beta Taster" and can get you a few to take with you. Let me know. http://www.jbprimal.com (more)

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by 90 · July 24, 2014 at 08:09 AM

Hey guys, I'll be backpacking all around Spain for 6 weeks in June and July, and was wondering if anyone has an idea of how easy it will be to maintain a primal type diet. In particular gluten free as I am celiac. Thanks for any tips and... (more)

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Damien_Blenkinsopp 0 · July 24, 2014 at 08:09 AM

Staying gluten free will be a challenge for you in restaurants. I'm sensitive to gluten and I've found that if I stick to very basic dishes I can get away with it, but anything outside the basic usually will give me symptoms (e.g. sauces, or... (more)

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by 83 · September 27, 2011 at 03:44 AM

Hi everyone, Will be backpacking through the Sierra Range, 15 miles a day for 7 days. I'm backpacking light so very focused on calories/oz and on how to stay paleo while needing 3,000+ calories a day. Curious to hear your feedback... (more)

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CaveDad 0 · July 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM

I think your supplies look great, especially the Pemmican. If you make your own Pemmican it will be the most useful. I know this isn't a direct answer to your question, but have you thought about supplementing your feedback with wild edibles?... (more)

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by 1623 · September 20, 2013 at 08:17 PM

Background: I’m a volunteer FS Wilderness Ranger and Wilderness Instructor for the Sierra Club. I also have my own business that keeps me on the road a lot. Since I love to cook, I’ve been responsible for food planning for trips and wilderness... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 15, 2011 at 04:03 PM

There are some things out there for Celiac/Gluten sensitivity and hiking (neither of which I have, so I don't frequent them). I've not seen anything specific to Paleo. Hiking/Camping sites? Tons. Paleo sites, numerous. Paleo Hiking sites?... (more)

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by 68 · September 20, 2013 at 08:13 PM

Got a D of E expedition in a few weeks, wondering what to take with me. Two nights, three days walking. 'Cause I'm the midget (me and two mates share the camping stuff), I have "poles and pegs" and the Trangia so I could probably get away with... (more)

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Meadow 0 · May 14, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Jerky and a nut mix (include some coconut flakes and dried fruit) would be a good start. You can actually get some different egg mixtures in freeze dried form (eggs and bacon sort of thing). Not always the perfect ingredients, but great in a... (more)

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by 25 · October 01, 2011 at 01:49 PM

To all my fellow Paleo/Primal Backpackers, what do you guys eat/cook while on the trail?

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Reker 0 · May 05, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Do you guys make your own pemmican?

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by 10 · February 22, 2011 at 07:08 PM

I've been trying my hand with Lean Gains-style intermittent fasting (16 hours fasting, 8 hours fed), and I'm going to be going on a day-long hiking trip in about a month. Considering I'll be doing a pretty aggressive hike (Old Rag in Virginia),... (more)

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sean_1 0 · February 21, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Yes and yes. I've done it many times with no problems. If you can currently handle 16+ hours then you should be fine doing it in the wild. One example was a hike along the Langdale Pikes (Lake District, England) which included a scramble up... (more)

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by 15324 · January 27, 2012 at 01:03 PM

Clearly hiking is highly paleo, so what foods do people find are best for taking on hikes? I'm particularly keen to hear about long-lasting paleo foods, since I regularly go on very long (10 day+) hikes, carrying all my own food, so weight and... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · January 27, 2012 at 01:03 PM

Try the approach used by J.Stanton in 'Occasional Insanity Outperforms Daily Misery: Day-Hiking Mt. Whitney, Fasted' It works for me! (more)