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Paleo suggestions for extended woods trips?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 19, 2011 at 4:06 AM

I work 8 days at a time in the woods doing wilderness therapy for troubled teens, and this means I only can eat what I carry during these stretches. We deal with 80-90 degree temperatures at this time of year, and I'm struggling to come up with healthy combos of foods that will preserve for this time period.

I was eating a ton of beefstick and cheese, some rice, coconut milk, occasional fruit, sweet potato, and supplementing cod liver oil. I'm becoming a little concerned about the quantity of factory-farmed sodium-nitrate-containing beefstick I'm finding myself consuming though.

Any suggestions for food ideas besides the above? Canned fish? I have to carry my trash...

And yes, I know dairy is neolithic^.

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Hi again @Brant. I ran across this site with an inexpensive way to test making your own jerky and dehydrated veg/fruit. Check out http://www.dirtycarnivore.com/Docs/JerkyDrierInstructions.pdf

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I recently ate some wild mushrooms prepared by a new acquaintance from Russia. Fortunately she knew her stuff and they were not only delicious but non-poisonous.

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I would pack a few hard boiled eggs in a ziploc to prevent the breakage problem and eat them the first couple of days. The shells are organic and could be crunched up and left behind- just carry the bag out.

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I'm in charge of kids so they discourage eating wild edibles since the kids are pretty likely to imitate and it becomes a liability. I can definitely use dehydrated foods, though. Did you have specific ideas about some dehydrated foods that would work? Thanks for your response

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Love AnnA's edible plants idea. I do quite a bit of fishing when I backpack, not sure if you have the time/supplies/is it even legal where you are or safe for consumption questions, fishing can also be a rewarding activity for the teens.

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I'm curious to try the stuff -- sounds weird.

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on August 19, 2011
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I agree with Nelly that pemmican would be a great addition to your diet and also more natural beef jerky such as the type Richard Nikoley at Free the Animal wrote about here:

http://freetheanimal.com/2011/08/the-worlds-best-beef-jerky.html.

Since it is so hot many foods would spoil quickly- are there any local plants that are edible? How is the water supply? Could you use dehydrated foods?

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on August 19, 2011
at 02:53 PM

I'm in charge of kids so they discourage eating wild edibles since the kids are pretty likely to imitate and it becomes a liability. I can definitely use dehydrated foods, though. Did you have specific ideas about some dehydrated foods that would work? Thanks for your response

Fcf0c8124f5beb3b4fcfa25ed30c7b71

(128)

on August 19, 2011
at 12:19 PM

Love AnnA's edible plants idea. I do quite a bit of fishing when I backpack, not sure if you have the time/supplies/is it even legal where you are or safe for consumption questions, fishing can also be a rewarding activity for the teens.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 19, 2011
at 03:27 PM

I recently ate some wild mushrooms prepared by a new acquaintance from Russia. Fortunately she knew her stuff and they were not only delicious but non-poisonous.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 21, 2011
at 10:08 PM

Hi again @Brant. I ran across this site with an inexpensive way to test making your own jerky and dehydrated veg/fruit. Check out http://www.dirtycarnivore.com/Docs/JerkyDrierInstructions.pdf

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on August 19, 2011
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Maybe pemmican? You could buy premade sticks (US Wellness Meats is the source that springs to mind) or make your own, from MDA's recipe or another.

http://www.grasslandbeef.com/Categories.bok?category=Grassland+Beef%3ABeef+Pemmican

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-make-pemmican/

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on August 19, 2011
at 05:51 AM

I'm curious to try the stuff -- sounds weird.

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on August 19, 2011
at 12:38 PM

My only additions are to get a dehydrator and dry your own meats, veggies and fruit. I'm also a big fan of learning about wild edibles. Just don’t poison yourself. Nuts and seeds seem like a good food to pack. Eggs will actually go a long time without refrigeration, but you might break them. Canned sardines would be great too. Sucks to carry the can though, maybe take them out of the can and seal them in airtight bag. (Or one of those vacuum sealers might be a great way to go).

In my mind, Paleo and Wilderness Therapy are made for each other. Good work!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 19, 2011
at 03:25 PM

I would pack a few hard boiled eggs in a ziploc to prevent the breakage problem and eat them the first couple of days. The shells are organic and could be crunched up and left behind- just carry the bag out.

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