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by 668 · about 15 hours ago

Is anyone else here a backpacker? I have not been on a long trip in about a year, but I used to be an avid backpacker. Going for a weekend and packing/eating Paleo is easy, but if you need to carry 5 - 7 days worth of food and weight AND volume... (more)

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pfw 0 · June 07, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Lex Rooker style pemmican! http://www.traditionaltx.us/images/PEMMICAN.pdf You can find plans for his $10 dehydrator (dead simple to make and use) here: http://www.traditionaltx.us/images/JerkyDrierInstructions.pdf I use this when playing... (more)

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

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 247 · about 15 hours ago

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 10 · about 15 hours ago

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 1:19 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 83 · about 16 hours ago

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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none 0 · July 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM

I get it. You need what many of us are trying to limit - uber calorie dense foods, (light weight high energy). I think full on dried fruit (like more than you're allowing) is in order for this amount of activity. Check out this site - nice ideas... (more)

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by 25 · about 16 hours ago

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

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luckybastard 0 · October 01, 2011 at 1:49 PM

make your own jerky and snack it...

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by 15583 · about 16 hours ago

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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Jon_Thoroddsen 0 · February 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM

I've never tried it myself, but I believe that pemmican would be a good candidate. Here in Iceland a traditional way to preserve food is by storing it in lactic acid. Most of the cuts thus stored are really fatty: rolled lamb belly, blood... (more)

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by 220 · October 30, 2014 at 4:18 AM

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 2:55 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 · October 30, 2014 at 4:08 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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Xhenaro 0 · May 06, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hello, georgiapeach. I am from Spain (Sevilla), and I can tell you that, though it is quite easy to get "real food" made with olive oil in this country (most restaurants and bars will have some good plates, and salads at least), you will most... (more)

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by 68 · October 30, 2014 at 3:25 AM

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 10 · October 30, 2014 at 3:16 AM

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 5 · October 29, 2014 at 4:01 AM

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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CD 0 · June 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM

This is such a great question it has been asked a dozen times... (more)

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by 70 · October 28, 2014 at 4:10 AM

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 8:28 PM

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

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by 1623 · October 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

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... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 15, 2011 at 4:03 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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