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by 668 · about 4 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 3221 · about 5 hours ago

Hello tribe, Which one is better for fat burning and enhanced health, hiking or running? Thanks, love to all

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greymouser 0 · December 06, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The answer to this question is "yes". A healthy lifestyle protocol contains great food and as good amount of physical activity. Hiking and running are great physical activities. However, neither hiking nor running is going to be a perfect fit... (more)

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by 3221 · about 5 hours ago

Hello tribe, Is hiking uphill a good/fair substitute for squats and calf raises? I usually go for an 8 mile hike, 2-3 times a week. Love to all

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miked_2 0 · November 20, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I'm a follower of Rippetoe and do think the (properly done) squat is probably the single best exercise someone can do. However, given a choice to do something active and fun outside or squat, I'll go outside and have fun. Fun is important too. ... (more)

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by 671 · about 5 hours ago

Almost tempting to phrase this with "Is the Appalachian Trail paleo?" but I doubt our hunter-gatherer forebears would bother to consider the idea of strapping on a 35lb backpack to hike 2,000 miles just for the sake of doing it. But let's say they... (more)

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KA24 0 · August 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

It's tough to call it "chronic cardio." Such a hike would involve much more complex movement patterns than a typical run on a treadmill or even a long run on a flat surface. It would involve some periods of climbing, navigating through... (more)

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by 220 · about 5 hours ago

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 55 · about 6 hours ago

I have to spend 2 months out in the field doing a mixture of hiking and hitting up small towns in rural South America for my research. I'm planning on using it as an opportunity to REALLY get paleo, like as in, maybe not even bring shampoo or... (more)

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Ryan1HD 0 · May 07, 2012 at 12:30 AM

i spent a year in Latin America. Including some very rural places. I ate paleo maybe 80% of the time. You can eat Paleo fairly easy there. What I'd recommend-- eat at the local mercados. These are marketplaces where you can buy all kinds of... (more)

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by 45 · about 6 hours ago

I'm going to Sweden next month for a 5 day Sea Kayak trip. I will try to bring as much real food as possible (fresh eggs, bacon, veggies,...) but I would like to pack some backup food as well. Previously (pre paleo) I would bring some freeze dried... (more)

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Karen_P_ 0 · May 05, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Pemmican. Salami. Nuts. Dried fruit. Some lovely dark chocolate if it won't melt, or some raw vegan macaroons. Now I want to go backpacking!

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by 836 · about 6 hours ago

What kind of footwear do traditional people in tropical / jungle areas usually wear? I am probably going on a jungle trek, and I generally just wear huaraches. I see that hikers advise huge hiking boots, but I really don't wanna lug those in my... (more)

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cavedweller 0 · September 09, 2011 at 2:26 AM

Vibrams in a jungle? no way Jose. IIRC Tevas is what Michael Fay used when completed a 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer), 14-month walk through central Africa in some of the world's most pristine forests. The "Megatransect" it was called and featured... (more)

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by 2854 · about 6 hours ago

I am going to Kenya next month- hiking thru all terrains- and I'm a bit (a lot) concerned with the bug situation. I've got an immune deficiency in which vaccines don't always work in my body, so I'm looking for the best protection from... (more)

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Cory_Collier 0 · July 02, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Something to bear in mind: Malaria kills approx 20 million people per year. Potential cancer as a result of DEET exposure is responsible for an inconceivably small fraction of that. Use the stuff that works, and don't risk getting something that... (more)

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by 1112 · about 6 hours ago

This summer, I will be on a weeklong hiking trip in the mountains. I will have to carry all my supplies for most of the time, hence weight would be an issue. I have been thinking about making beef jerky and dried veggies, but I have never made... (more)

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HeleneLohr 0 · June 14, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I've got several ideas, but it depends upon where you are going to be doing your shopping- Of course I like to make a lot of my own food, but that's not feasible for everyone. If you are in the States there are several products you can buy or... (more)

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by 511 · October 31, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I've been reading here and Googling paleo trail mix recipes. I'm going to do a dried fruit + nuts + coconut mix depending on what I find at trader joes, but I would also like to add some Chocolate and not sure on what to go with there. I'm doing... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 08, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yes, chocolate chips in trail mix will definitely melt and definitely make a mess. As for M&Ms, the bigger concern is probably the milk and the low cacao content (most paleo folks go for dark chocolate). But if you're okay with that, I... (more)

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by 20 · October 31, 2014 at 3:55 AM

I am a newbie and have really been enjoying the food aspect of Paleo. I cannot believe I am not jonesing for sugar; that is a major accomplishment! Ready to move onto integrations of exercise. I have been a slacker for a year or more, walking once... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 15, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Depends on your goals. If you want longevity and fitness to just live then you don't need a gym. Body weight resistance training and plenty of walking and just increasing your daily energy output with yard work and such will do. If you want... (more)

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by 5808 · October 31, 2014 at 3:40 AM

I went hiking several times by myself this week, in a popular county park, three trails, totaling maybe 5 miles (with sharp inclines, in the woods). The first time I had my mace, so felt confident, but the other times I didn't have mace and I... (more)

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none 0 · May 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM

It sounds like you are sticking to popular routes. If that's the case you are probably just fine. My husband works for the National Park Service and I used to as well. Before kids, I used to hike alone all of the time. On a few occasions I... (more)

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by 724 · October 31, 2014 at 3:36 AM

I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for minimalist hiking boots or something of the sort. I have seen some things online, but my main concern is that I will be walking around a lot in an area filled with mesquite (I live in West Texas)... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · March 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Rather than risk being painfully stabbed I would just wear heavy leather hiking boots and watch where I stepped...simpler than dealing with healing a foot or walking on it while it is injured.

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by 865 · October 31, 2014 at 3:19 AM

The snow has finally melted enough in the mountains for me to take some big all-day hikes... and I'm gaining weight like crazy. Five or more pounds a hike. I used to have this problem pre-paleo, but always attributed it to the post-hike food... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · August 06, 2011 at 9:05 PM

alrighty then...speaking strictly as a woman with water retention as a basic part of my life....i've learned that a cocktail of 1/2 lemon, (squeezed), 2 TB apple cider vinegar in a glass of water (and optional cayenne pepper sprinkle) does WONDERS... (more)

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by 60 · October 31, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Hi Everyone! I'm heading off hiking for a couple of weeks and hate the idea of regressing to the standard pasta+oats/granola+refined sugar kind of diet. However, the food needs to keep up with the punishment it will receive in my pack as opposed... (more)

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Tim_Rangitsch 0 · May 08, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Pemmican! Make your own (http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2009/5/10/upping-production-or-how-i-have-become-a-one-man-pemmican-fa.html), or buy some from US Wellness Meats. I recently saw some Banff Film Festival films and was sorta shocked by the... (more)

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by 439 · October 31, 2014 at 3:04 AM

So I'm a big fan of vibrams and have been wearing my KSOs exclusively since January. I've been wearing them in a city/pavement type environment; haven't done any hiking in them. I'm planning on going on a trip with Boulder Outdoor Survival... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · May 11, 2010 at 10:31 PM

I've haven't yet done a multi-day hike in my Vibram Sprints, but I've hiked for several hours in them in sandy and rocky terrain. They've held up well in that for a year of use. I suggest checking out this website: Adventure in Progress. Damien... (more)

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by 5629 · October 30, 2014 at 3:23 AM

My grandpa used to find Morels in his front/back yard, in Indiana! So jealous, as I live in NYC and I'll have to drive to Jersey for a good spot I know. I love wild mushrooms! It's such a Paleo thing to eat/hunt. Or I supposed I should say,... (more)

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total_fing_hippie 0 · April 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM

A tip for finding morels is go places that have burned in the last few years. I haven't found any morels yet but I have been harvesting spring oyster mushrooms, nettles, false salmon seal shoots, oregon grape flours, and even a few fiddle heads.... (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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