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Paleo/primal while hitchhiking

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2012 at 10:06 AM

How would you do paleo/primal hitchhiking?

I'm thinking about going hitchhiking for about 6 days. I live in the Netherlands and I'm not sure about my destination yet. Maybe I'll just leave and see where I'll end up.

I read http://www.marksdailyapple.com/eating-healthy-food-travel for inspiration

Requirements:

  • high energy density foods (keep the weight down)
  • mostly fat/protein instead of carbs (keep the weight down, more ketogenic so I need less)
  • no cooling needed
  • little or no preparing time (at home and on the road)
  • has to be available in the Netherlands if I bring it from home
  • has to be easily findable at gas stations/truck stops/super markets in Europe
  • I don't own a dehydrator and my oven can only be set for 90 minutes

Ideas for food to bring from home :

  • eggs (24 cooked eggs for first 24 hours)
  • macadamias (1 kg for 6 days means 167 grams per day)
  • a variety of canned fish in olive oil: sardines, salmon, mackarel, maybe tuna, maybe herring. my main source for fat and protein after I have run out of eggs. buy new at supermarkets in cities
  • maybe some olives
  • maybe a few dried sausages
  • maybe some sort of primal trail mix based on macadamias, coconut oil, honey, seasalt, sunflower seeds. see http://www.marksdailyapple.com/sweet-and-salty-primal-trail-mix/ for inspiration
  • vitamin D - regular supplement
  • magnesium - regular supplement
  • multivitamin - to compensate for the less than optimal food
  • paleo jerky is not an option (can't find it local and don't want to make it)

Ideas for food to buy on the road (gas stations/truck stops):

  • fruit and greens (such as apples and carrots)
  • cleanest salads and greens+meat I can find at restaurants/truck stops (no bread, ask for olive oil)
  • buy a salad to go without any dressing and add my own canned fish

Other random ideas:

  • I can fast for 24 hours if needed
  • eat a big meat based breakfast before leaving
  • buy a klean kanteen bottle and bring bone broth in it. refill with water on the road.
  • bring a spoon

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

He's in the Netherlands, not the United States.

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on April 06, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Thanks, Dave! Can't believe I haven't been on here before.

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on April 06, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Oh Marcy, I think I'm going to enjoy your presence here very much! Welcome to PH.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on April 06, 2012
at 02:37 PM

So you're saying the commercial beef jerky is safe?

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on April 06, 2012
at 02:01 PM

@Warren D: My diet looks a bit like Mark Sissons diet. Check out www.marksdailyapple.com The food I eat which is not paleo : - I eat greek yoghurt - I drink wine (couple of glasses at most) - I eat 85% chocolate - In the weekends I cheat with kebab (without bread/fries but with garlic sauce). - sometimes a little bit of candy

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on April 06, 2012
at 01:21 PM

What parts of the day will you be paleo and what parts primal? Are there paleo foods that are not allowed on the primal diet and if so, how would these fit in?

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on April 06, 2012
at 11:54 AM

Roadkill? No, just kidding. Sounds like a good plan. When we go hiking, I take along apples and carrots and nuts and salamis and cheese. Six days isn't enough to suffer nutritional deficiencies if you're otherwise healthy. You'll be fine - enjoy what you enounter along the way!

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A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on April 06, 2012
at 01:31 PM

I would do primal hitchhiking with homemade beef jerky and a stun gun.

8f3730668ce0afe19faafc9da192df15

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

He's in the Netherlands, not the United States.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 06, 2012
at 02:37 PM

So you're saying the commercial beef jerky is safe?

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on April 06, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Thanks, Dave! Can't believe I haven't been on here before.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 06, 2012
at 06:30 PM

Oh Marcy, I think I'm going to enjoy your presence here very much! Welcome to PH.

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on April 17, 2012
at 06:51 AM

Did you ever figure this out? I am living out of a hotel in Amsterdam for a while right now and would love some info on this.

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