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 anything, but my biggest concern is the food.
The reason I went paleo in the first place is some sort of interconnected GI/thyroid/blood sugar/PCOS disorder, and paleo is the only way to manage it. They eat a lot of rice and beans in most parts of SA, so I've been trying small amounts of that and seem to be doing okay, but I also eat them right before or after exercise. Poor areas definitely don't have as much meat available (although I'm looking forward to trying some guinea pig!), so that's going to be a consideration. And raw produce is a concern due to water borne pathogens.
What would you do for food if you had to spend 6+ weeks traveling? Anyone out there done paleo successfully in SA long-term?
I'm thinking of making pemmican and/or jerky from different kinds of meats, but I'm concerned about 1) the weight of carrying a 6 week supply and 2) how long it'll keep without spoiling. I won't have refrigeration access, and don't have a vacuum sealer (but I do usually suck the air out of ziplocs before locking... close enough!)
Your input and advice are super appreciated!!