So I am taking a class over the summer that goes on a roadtrip for 2 weeks in a couple of big vans, camping and staying at hotels. We will be eating at restaurants some of the time and cooking as a group (probably over a campfire) taking turns the rest of the time. I have been paleo for over a year and can manage to find something at most restaurants, but I'd like suggestions for things that I can take with me that won't take up too much room and stay good for a while without refrigeration, and suggestions about how to navigate the group meals. I am sensitive to gluten and have told the professor this. Besides that should I just relax about it and eat well when I can and not stress when I can't? I'm 19 and pretty healthy. Any thoughts are welcome!
Jerky and nuts are small and don't spoil quickly; you will need to read labels to avoid gluten in the jerky, though. If you can stand the higher sugar/fructose content, apples do okay for a while without refrigeration. Maybe some dark chocolate and coconut chips (dried shaved coconut)?
I would think if you're cooking over the campfire for some group meals, that indicates that meat or fish is being cooked and you could eat that plain without much trouble. Same with salads and vegetables.
For 2 weeks, though, as long as you don't go on a sugar-bender, I'd recommend doing the best you can and relaxing when that isn't perfect.
yes,eggs, tinned tuna, sardines and so on, some patés etc, plus chocolate 90% cocoa and some good nuts. for vegetables, there are dried soups from japan with see grass; so plenty of of nutriments in there; take one tube of vitamins in case you feel low and you're ready to go.