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by 668 · about 7 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 5 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 15 · about 7 hours ago

I am new to the paleo lifestyle, and I travel a lot for work, in fact, I'll be on the road the next three months. I have researched tons a snack ideas as I'll be travelling by car. My question is how cook and eat a balanced paleo diet. I plan on... (more)

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Maarten 0 · May 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I'm not doing this myself so better answers then mine will probably follow... What i"d do: Get: - a slowcooker - a unit to freeze / cool prepared and unprepared food in - a simple array of acids and herbs - a big tub of coconut oil Make it... (more)

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by 379 · about 8 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 8 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 128 · about 8 hours ago

In exactly two weeks I'll be boarding a plane for Spain, the land of serrano ham (win!). I'm going on study abroad for about five months, staying in Seville. Of course I plan on keeping up with paleo for the duration of my stay and I'm pretty... (more)

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eric_9 0 · January 01, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I live in Spain, in the Sierra about 125km from Sevilla. I would respond to any direct questions you may have. Just asking for insights leaves me tongue tied, or keyboard tied. Don't know what to say exactly. I could possibly give you some tips... (more)

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by 220 · about 8 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 609 · about 8 hours ago

I might be heading to Jordan soon (yes in the Middle East) and am a little concerned, not by the tension in the area nor the religion and religious laws, as I will be considered a tourist, and have experience in other places that have such... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · August 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I haev worked in Dubai and Iran. In Iran a lot of the dishes were meat and then rice etc on the side so I just had the meat and vet. It was fine, much much bette food on the whole than most of us eat in the UK and US. Teheran airport was like... (more)

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by 290 · about 8 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 163 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, I'll be traveling to Rotterdam, Netherlands (and around South/Zuid Holland in general) and Reykjavik, Iceland at the end of the summer and would love to hear about any suggestions for traditional/local/possibly Dutch or Icelandic paleo... (more)

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Maria_Anna 0 · July 26, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I'm from Amsterdam.... I recommend you try to eat salted or soused herring. You can also pick another one of our cold water fish. Or seafood like Northsea shrimp, clams and stuff... Shop for groceries at a "Natuurwinkel". It's sorta like... (more)

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by 248 · about 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 1186 · about 8 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 1720 · about 8 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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by 6229 · about 8 hours ago

I was curious how people cycle off supplements. Do you stop all supplements for 5-7 days every 4-6 weeks? If you do, do you do it when you travel (so you don't have to pack them) or at home when your nutrition is likely far better? The reason I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 20, 2012 at 12:20 PM

To prevent down-regulation of endogenous biosynthetic pathways, perhaps that's why RW cycles melatonin. Melatonin isn't fit with other vitamin/mineral/nutritonal supplements, as it's also a hormone. Most supplements are dose in many multiples of... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am travelling from Europe to Santa Clara in March, and staying for 5 days for a conference. Does anyone know any Paleo-friendly restaurants in the area? Gluten-free is a must as I have celiac disease.

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Dorado_Galore 0 · January 03, 2012 at 1:44 AM

There's a marvelous Whole Foods in nearby San Mateo (shopped there recently) where you can easily get a great choice of hot foods and salads. Paleo people and Vegans alike find plenty to choose from. You'll recognize the Vegans. Scowling,... (more)

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by 136 · about 8 hours ago

Looking for places to eat primal/paleo.... all over the country. Any info will help. Thanks! Looking for menu items that are grass-fed, organic, pastured, or at the very least anti-biotic/hormone free. Grocery stores, yes... that's gonna be... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · December 21, 2011 at 8:10 AM

You can get a hamburger with lettuce instead of a bun. You can eat at WholeFoods grocery.

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by 120 · about 8 hours ago

I'll be going on a 10 day trip to Cancun, Mexico over New Years. I'm currently pretty strict, although my food quality is poor. Does anyone have any tips, suggestions, comments, or experience traveling and eating in mexico? All I've heard is... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · January 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I would build myself a hacienda of ceviche and eat my way out, personally. That and fresh, well washed veggies, plus as much guacamole as I could stand. Drinks? Agua purificado por favor... maybe some tequila and lime.

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by 777 · about 8 hours ago

I'm graduating college this march and was contemplating going to the peace corps for two years. Aside from personal implications, I wondered if I can manage paleo abroad. You are usually given the wage of the standard of living in whatever... (more)

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Marie 0 · November 06, 2011 at 6:04 PM

You will likely be able to live a Paleo lifestyle easier in emerging markets than our own. You will be shopping local markets, walking A LOT, and with less resources will find a way. My friends who've been PCVs (successfully) found additional... (more)

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by 1311 · about 8 hours ago

My job requires me to be in the office 50% of the time (which is obviously no hassle for breakfast or lunch) but for the other 50% of the time I am out in the field. I am an archaeologist (in Australia) and this often means leaving home around... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · September 14, 2011 at 5:02 AM

I cook meat for dinner and place two portions in the freezer for two lunches later in the week. I remove the meat from the freezer and take it frozen for lunch. It is usually still cold for lunch. The below would keep it cold even longer. ... (more)

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by 1204 · about 9 hours ago

I'll be in Cleveland for the Cleveland airshow this weekend, and am looking for places to go to eat, play, exercise for my quasi barefoot, meat-eating, "crazy" Paleo lifestyle. Are there any Buckeye PaleoHackers up there that can give me some... (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · August 31, 2011 at 1:56 PM

I live in Cleveland. Probably the best paleo-friendly restaurant you'll find is Brasa Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. http://www.brasagrillsteakhouse.com/ Next to the Hall of Fame, there's the Great Lakes Science... (more)

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