Got a D of E expedition in a few weeks, wondering what to take with me. Two nights, three days walking. 'Cause I'm the midget (me and two mates share the camping stuff), I have "poles and pegs" and the Trangia so I could probably get away with something slightly bulky but I don't particularly want to lug heavy stuff round all day.
Can't have nuts.
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on May 14, 2011
at 12:19 AM
Jerky and a nut mix (include some coconut flakes and dried fruit) would be a good start.
You can actually get some different egg mixtures in freeze dried form (eggs and bacon sort of thing). Not always the perfect ingredients, but great in a pinch.
Pemmican is always a popular one mentioned on forums, but never made it myself.
I have used lara bars, bumble bars, and a couple others for intense hiking days. Fish in packets is another possibility.
You can pack some more perishable items for the first day and probably get away with it....hard boiled eggs, sliced veggies, precooked meats or deli meats, cooked bacon.
There are some freeze dried meals that you can get that are 'kinda' paleo if you eat potatoes, they also make some meals that are for tortilla wraps, you just don't have to include the wrap. The main problem with most of those meals is the added preservatives and sometimes MSG in the ingredients. The more natural ones without MSG tend to lean on the vegetarian side....although you might be able to find a workable one.
on May 13, 2011
at 11:07 PM
I'd bring a Sherpa. Or a donkey. But I'm lazy like that.
(Note, this was intended to be funny, not helpful. Laughter is healthy.)
on September 20, 2013
at 08:13 PM
Check out www.PaleoMealsToGo.com. They sell ready-made, freeze-dried Paleo meals. Great for backpacking and the coconut porridge is really good!
on May 14, 2011
at 05:25 AM
You can buy an egg carrier. It holds half a dozen. Zip lock bags with tins of sardines. The bag is for the can to stow it when you are finished. THe first night I pack in frozen meat. It holds up all day as you hike in.