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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
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