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by 668 · about 17 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 2291 · about 17 hours ago

I have been eating sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables daily for a while now, and feel like it has really been helping me heal, but I'm going to Hawaii for a week and am concerned about not being able to keep this up while I'm gone. I... (more)

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glib 0 · March 09, 2014 at 10:42 PM

If you are checking luggage, a jar of sauerkrauts in your suitcase will work.

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

Yo! Anyone have a good hack for surviving a red eye flight? I believe it's a 6 hour flight, hour layover, then another 1 or 2 hour flight to my destination. Last time I tried magnesium + 5-HTP which did not put me to sleep and I was a mess the... (more)

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daz 0 · August 31, 2013 at 6:51 AM

You need to adjust your circadian rhythm (tho i'm guessing you knew that already). Some people have success with bright light therapy &/or melatonin. Melatonin can be taken a few days before your flight as well, to tweak your circadian rhythm... (more)

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

I have the chance to travel to Viet Nam. I am Paleo because it helps me, but also because I MUST be. A bit of rice here, some gluten there, etc will definitely make me very sick. Does anyone have any experiences, advice? I have traveled widely... (more)

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elf27 0 · August 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

So...most of vietnam uses rice as the accompaniment for every dish. So if you eat out, because their portions are smaller, order double! I found their pork, chicken and meat to be on par with US prices ($4-$7 per pound) so meat is not the central... (more)

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by 247 · about 18 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 1981 · about 18 hours ago

I am going to be outside 24 hours a day until November, in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware and Connecticut. Should I bother continuing with vitamin D... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 13, 2013 at 2:03 AM

Depends. There are many variables. Are you sunbathing daily in a swimsuit or shorts for at least 20 min between 11-2 with a fair complexion? Then probably not for the D3. If you can't get enough liver on the road, then maybe to the CLO. Or... (more)

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by 379 · about 18 hours ago

My boyfriend and I are taking advantage of the latter half of spring break and leaving tomorrow for a long weekend away. We'll be staying in a hotel room with a mini fridge and microwave. Does anyone have some good, non-dessert recipes for... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · March 08, 2013 at 4:42 AM

you can microwave sweet potatoes and bacon. here's some other... (more)

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by 3690 · about 18 hours ago

So, I've been in Taiwan for two weeks and because of travels (and my conscious desire to use this special time to test a reintroduction of gluten), I've found out that I don't react at all to gluten. Prior to these travels, I had been strictly... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 03, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Are you sure that the wheat they have in Taiwan is the same as the franken-wheat they have in the US? There's a reason why there are 3 out of 100 celiac in the US, and only 1 in 1750 in Greece, for example: different wheat. I'm a celiac, and the... (more)

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by 153 · about 18 hours ago

Hi all, I need some help! Due to work I'll be living in a hotel for the next 2 weeks. No microwave, no fridge. Obviously there are grocery stores near by but I need to plan ahead so I don't spend $$$ eating out. So far I've planned; Hard boiled... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · February 02, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Have you contacted the hotel to see if you can rent a small dorm-sized fridge? Most places have them. Ice is always iffy long term. In my dorm days (back in the cave man days) I did a LOT of cooking in an electric fry pan. You can buy one... (more)

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by 1614 · about 18 hours ago

My wife, our toddler and I will be vacationing in Costa Rica for about 10 days. The big mistake is we didn't arrange to stay in lodging that includes a kitchen. It sounds like it might be quite a challenge to get enough to eat when eating out... (more)

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jen_paleo 0 · January 08, 2013 at 10:59 PM

i went in the summer! and it depends on where you'll be going - coastal and you'll be fine with plenty of fresh fish and ceviche (raw fish cooked in lime) as well as tropical fruits and salad breakfast includes eggs as well as fried plantain... (more)

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by 220 · about 18 hours ago

Hi. I am just starting on my Paleo journey (one week) and seeing great results. Besides loosing 7lbs, my insomnia is gone as are my food cravings. I have enegry again and wake up ready to tackle the day. Those things alone make me feel like how... (more)

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Paul_28 0 · October 04, 2012 at 6:14 AM

Your first move should be to research South Africa and find out what's available beforehand. Check out forums about living in South Africa, online articles about the food industry in South Africa, etc. I recently moved to Turkey, where I'll be... (more)

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by 290 · about 18 hours ago

I am signing up to embark on the 10 day excursion to the holy land for Winter. As a 4 year Paleo veteran, I am concerned with the available dietary options most of my friends who went on the trip discussed with me (Fried Falafel, Hummus, Israeli... (more)

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MattL 0 · August 03, 2012 at 1:44 PM

i went on birthright two years ago and it was fairly easy to keep paleo. in the mornings there was normally some sort of buffet with tons of hard boiled eggs, israeli salads, coffee, baba ganoush, etc. Plenty of 'strict' paleo options. For... (more)

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by 4258 · about 18 hours ago

I know it's an oddly specific question. Still, I'm a member of the Couchsurfing.org community, and there doesn't seem to be a paleo group. I'm going to NYC from tomorrow (June 24) until July 22, to finish my practicum for my MA. My housing fell... (more)

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by 193 · about 18 hours ago

I'm traveling from Berlin to Dresden to Prague to Nuremburg to Frankfurt in a few weeks and I'm wondering if anyone has some recommendations on paleo friendly cafes, restaurants, etc. Or, if you have any suggestions on German fare that suits our... (more)

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ChenZhen 0 · May 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I've heard only good things about the Sauvage in Berlin, I think it's the world's first paleo restaurant http://www.sauvageberlin.com/

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by 1213 · about 18 hours ago

I wanted to pick the brains of the hive here...are there any places in the Sarasota, Florida area that a PaleoHacker should definitely hit up? I am already trying to locate a good source of raw cream that I can freeze and pack up (for my pet,... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · May 28, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I went to college in the SRQ, but it I wasn't paleo back then. I highly recommend C'est La Vie, which is a legit Parisian restaurant that is really cheap for what you get. They have omelets and an amazing salmon/tuna salad, called the... (more)

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by 248 · about 18 hours ago

I'm heading out to Kansas City and St. Louis for about a week each at the end of May. Does anyone know of any good Paleo Restaurants, grocery stores, or fun things to do? Thanks!

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Dunnie 0 · April 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

In KC: City Market Farmer's Market open Saturdays and Sundays. There are lots of other farmer's markets around town, depending on where you're staying, but this one is the biggest. Gotta recommend this new butcher shop that just opened up: The... (more)

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by 341 · about 18 hours ago

My husband and I will be traveling to San Diego in a few months and I'm starting to plan. Does anyone have experience with some great Paleo Friendly Restaurants in the area?

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Swede 0 · April 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

BurgerLounge sells grass fed burgers, they have 6 or so locations in the greater San Diego area. Jsix downtown cures their own meets and has grass feb beef. There are lots of fish joints (is King's Fish House, Fish Market) where you can get raw... (more)

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by 644 · about 18 hours ago

I am traveling to Anchorage for business next week. I am wondering if there are any gems hidden among the regular restaurant establishments? Also, does anyone know of any good grocery stores that sell real food? I am taking along some nuts and... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · April 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM

The hidden gems are in people's chest freezers. So many people hunt and fish in AK, if you are going to people's homes, good chance you'll get to try different game.

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by 753 · about 18 hours ago

I'm going to Kenya for a one month volunteer program, and in most of the pictures I've seen, the volunteers eat a lot of the traditional foods. I cannot decipher exactly what they are eating, but I'm hopeful that it won't be hard to adapt to... (more)

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edle 0 · April 02, 2012 at 5:54 AM

I lived in Nairobi for 3 years, and I cannot say the food is memorable - Paleo or not. It will be hard to avoid corn and beans. Githeri - a maize bean mix - is big. Ugali, from maize flour, is another staple food. The nyama choma, their BBQ,... (more)

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by 80 · about 18 hours ago

This summer I am doing a group charity bicycle tour across the U.S., riding 49 days from Seattle to Washington D.C. It's a fantastic deal as our fundraising minimum includes sag support, gear-schleppage, 3 meals a day and snacks, and lodging at... (more)

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deburn 0 · April 15, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Boiled eggs sounds like a good fit. Pretty easy request for breakfast, and carry a few for lunch. Bacon from breakfast should also keep till lunch time. Also carry some coconut oil for added fat.

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by 1571 · about 18 hours ago

In September a group of friends will be traveling from Austin, Texas to Italy and will visit Rome, Cinque Terre, and Milan for two weeks. Five out of seven of us are Paleo but I am the only one that has to be strict because of immediate reactions... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · March 20, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I don't have any specific recommendations for where to eat in terms of restaurants but I am pretty familiar with Italian cooking and you can certainly get by on a paleo diet just fine without splurging on pasta and cream sauces, though along with... (more)

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by 1186 · about 18 hours ago

Packing paleo provisions for a trip... I thought I had heard somewhere that hardboiled eggs can do ok without refrigeration for a few days. Any experience with this?

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WyldKard 0 · February 28, 2012 at 5:22 PM

When I was a kid, we'd leave our coloured easter eggs (hard-boiled) out for display, and eat them over the course of the next couple days. None of them ever went bad as far as I know. These were probably run-of-the-mill generi grocery store... (more)

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by 4111 · about 18 hours ago

Would you couchsurf if the hosts were paleo? Does paleo make it harder to travel healthily for you? Couch surf is where you stay at a host house when you travel, and often the host will stay your place at some time. If done correctly it save a... (more)

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Morgan 0 · February 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

We couchsurf all the time, and host all the time -- in fact, a couchsurfer is arriving tomorrow. Oh and all couchsurfers who come here jump right into our all-beef Argentina experience :) Hey if any paleos want a true paleo experience (in many... (more)

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by 1608 · about 18 hours ago

I travel A LOT for work, so I have to eat out like 10 times a week. I'm used to asking servers to substitute out the potatoes, leave the sauce on the side, hold the bread, or even "I don't eat gluten or any grains whatsoever". However, I... (more)

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Resurgent 0 · February 13, 2012 at 8:14 AM

I share your anguish. I used to ask to cook my food in butter, most places happily agreed - until, I found to my horror, that a lot of places nowadays DO NOT use real butter. They use some butter lookalike made from hydrogenated soybean oil. BTW... (more)

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by 1720 · about 18 hours ago

What vitamins should I bring and why? Is it required to have immunization shots before going? How do I prevent malaria? What other advice would you give me? Thanks, p.s. I'm leaving this coming Tuesday (Feb. 7th) (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 03, 2012 at 4:27 PM

From an evolutionary perspective in which different human populations are subtly adapted to their environment, the fact that you need vaccines makes perfect sense. You and your ancestors are not adapted to the pathogens of Haiti. You could be... (more)

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