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What´s Primal to eat at music festivals?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Hey everyone,

Soon it??s gonna be summer here in Germany. That means (music) festival season! I??m planning to go to one or two Festivals, they are gonna be 2-4 days long and probably (if I??m lucky) in the middle of the summer, and we??ll sleep in tents.

So, the big question is, what to bring to eat that stays good for 3 days, even when it??s hot and the tent gets warmed up, and how to prepare best. We??ll probably gonna bring a Cooling box, a small camping stove and a small pot or something. I??m relatively Low Carb (50-100) btw!

I already have thought of

  • hard-boiled Eggs (but how long do they last?)
  • Carrots
  • something like Deli meat
  • Tuna in Cans (!)
  • maybe some greek Yoghurt, nuts, dried fruits?
  • Avocados
  • chunked Coconuts
  • Sauerkraut in bags (there??s a brand here that just contains Cabbage and Seasalt, and it lasts like, forever, nice..)
  • small salamis or something like that

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 08, 2012
at 03:54 PM

Sardines in water. Less messy.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 08, 2012
at 03:54 PM

I happen to disagree with Anthony here. You need at least electrolytes...

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 07, 2012
at 09:54 PM

if you are fat adapted, you will be just fine

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on May 07, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Other festival goers? Nevermind, they're probably too sweaty...

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

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on April 03, 2012
at 08:37 PM

Good to know about the carrots and refrigeration.. but you don't them to dance. There are a lot of distance/endurance athletes that perform fine in ketosis.

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on April 03, 2012
at 05:07 PM

oh, it will, when I pass out from dancing the whole day at 80° without getting micronutrients or fat or salt into my body ;)

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on April 03, 2012
at 05:05 PM

I thought of that, too. I´ll move A LOT more than usually, so I think a few carbs won´t be the stupidest idea..

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on April 03, 2012
at 04:36 PM

it wouldn't hurt to try

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Honestly, if you are dancing 6-8 hours a day, extra carbs will come in handy & you won't even notice them because you will burn them off so quickly. Carrots don't need refrigeration, by the way.

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:14 PM

Maybe you could catch squirrels and eat them.

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Carrots are great. I love them, but they have a lot of sugar (their sweetness is what makes them so great!) and I think they require refrigeration. They're a fine choice, but frozen spinach or broccoli have less carbs and contribute to keeping your other food cold.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:58 PM

whew, haven´t tried that yet, but sounds great!

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:57 PM

thanks, some great ideas here, especially the frozen veggies. Why do you think Carrots aren´t a great idea? They do stay good for a long time..

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I don´t think that´ll work for me when I´m dancing 6-9 hours a day, and I´ll probably drink (dry) wine also, so that´s out of the game :D

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Psilocybe Cubensis are a tasty mushroom that goes well with "primal" and music festivals.

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Use Dry Ice in your coolers. It keeps things freezer cold, and when it melts it leaves nothing since it sublimates into carbon dioxide gas. I used it a few years ago at Bonnaroo and I was surprised how well it worked.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:58 PM

whew, haven´t tried that yet, but sounds great!

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on May 07, 2012
at 10:04 PM

I would definitely not fast like others have suggested. I'd pack some beef jerky, canned tuna/salmon, nuts, Greek yogurt, fruit, and whatever veggies I can (celery, carrots, and cauliflower seem like they'd make it). If there's a cooler I'd pack pre cooked meat and vegetables that would make it for dinner the first night and possibly lunch the second day. The rest would probably be the aforementioned items.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:38 PM

If you eat dairy, I would definitely take some good hard cheese & nuts. Sounds like you will need the fuel for dancing!

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on April 03, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Sardines in Olive Oil

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on May 08, 2012
at 03:54 PM

Sardines in water. Less messy.

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537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on April 03, 2012
at 03:46 PM

you could always fast for 3 days. just drink water.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on April 03, 2012
at 04:36 PM

it wouldn't hurt to try

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 03, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I don´t think that´ll work for me when I´m dancing 6-9 hours a day, and I´ll probably drink (dry) wine also, so that´s out of the game :D

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:07 PM

oh, it will, when I pass out from dancing the whole day at 80° without getting micronutrients or fat or salt into my body ;)

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on May 07, 2012
at 09:54 PM

if you are fat adapted, you will be just fine

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on May 08, 2012
at 03:54 PM

I happen to disagree with Anthony here. You need at least electrolytes...

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707342e3cb97e0fc088917919a154b8a

on May 07, 2012
at 09:30 PM

I would add a large chopped salad with some paleo-friendly veggies (or even a head or two of lettuce) which you can add the tuna, eggs, salami and avocados to-- or use the lettuce to make a 'sandwich' with the deli meat, the tuna, etc. For things that don't require refrigeration, consider beef jerky, roasted seaweed, nuts, nuts and more nuts.

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D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

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on April 03, 2012
at 03:31 PM

I think all of those are good ideas, but remember to eat the perishable items first! Hard boiled eggs, for example, will last a good while but they need to be refrigerated. As long as your cooler bag stays nice and cold the eggs (and deli meat) should be fine. Certain salamis should work well, but if they are a large part of your diet you will start to feel bloated from the excess sodium intake - drink water.

Tuna or salmon in cans or pouches is a great idea for easy protein. Another idea for protein is beef jerky - you can try making it ahead of time to save cost. You can try bringing nut butter, which is a really good source of both fat and protein (and relatively low carb). Almond and coconut are my favorites.

Dried fruit is tasty and stores well but there is a ton of sugar so if you are in the 50-100 gram range on carb intake the dried fruit will probably bust your goal.

Carrots aren't a great idea; have you considered frozen spinach or other frozen leafy vegetables? If you have a stove to heat it up it could be your best option for vegetables. It's frozen so it contributes to keeping your eggs and deli meat fresh, and spinach is typically frozen in tightly pressed blocks so it will be space efficient.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on April 03, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Honestly, if you are dancing 6-8 hours a day, extra carbs will come in handy & you won't even notice them because you will burn them off so quickly. Carrots don't need refrigeration, by the way.

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

(1304)

on April 03, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Carrots are great. I love them, but they have a lot of sugar (their sweetness is what makes them so great!) and I think they require refrigeration. They're a fine choice, but frozen spinach or broccoli have less carbs and contribute to keeping your other food cold.

D290734f36a9ae03e3f60e0fa088d7ed

(1304)

on April 03, 2012
at 08:37 PM

Good to know about the carrots and refrigeration.. but you don't them to dance. There are a lot of distance/endurance athletes that perform fine in ketosis.

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 03, 2012
at 05:05 PM

I thought of that, too. I´ll move A LOT more than usually, so I think a few carbs won´t be the stupidest idea..

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on April 03, 2012
at 03:57 PM

thanks, some great ideas here, especially the frozen veggies. Why do you think Carrots aren´t a great idea? They do stay good for a long time..

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