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Road Trip! How to stay paleo

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2012 at 8:13 PM

So I am taking a class over the summer that goes on a roadtrip for 2 weeks in a couple of big vans, camping and staying at hotels. We will be eating at restaurants some of the time and cooking as a group (probably over a campfire) taking turns the rest of the time. I have been paleo for over a year and can manage to find something at most restaurants, but I'd like suggestions for things that I can take with me that won't take up too much room and stay good for a while without refrigeration, and suggestions about how to navigate the group meals. I am sensitive to gluten and have told the professor this. Besides that should I just relax about it and eat well when I can and not stress when I can't? I'm 19 and pretty healthy. Any thoughts are welcome!

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on May 08, 2012
at 06:04 PM

Road kill is paleo.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Yum, shrimp will be a good treat for the first day or so!

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:26 AM

I LOVE Trader Joe's canned salmon. Definitely going to stock up on that before I leave. Not sure how happy my classmates would be with me opening up a can of fish in the van though! I may have to save that for when we're outside.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:25 AM

how do you pickle eggs?

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:24 AM

That's a great idea... if my bag is light enough I'll be sure to throw in a couple sweet potatoes!

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:24 AM

I suspect we may be adding meat in the big dishes last anyway for the vegetarians, so I can just snag some of it plain. Thanks for the tip!

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on May 07, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Pickled eggs last for weeks. Nut butters (though not strictly paleo), dried fruit and seaweed snacks...last for long. Canned fish/dried fish would be good as well.

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:25 AM

how do you pickle eggs?

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on May 22, 2012
at 02:55 AM

yes,eggs, tinned tuna, sardines and so on, some patés etc, plus chocolate 90% cocoa and some good nuts. for vegetables, there are dried soups from japan with see grass; so plenty of of nutriments in there; take one tube of vitamins in case you feel low and you're ready to go.

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on May 07, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Trader Joe's canned Wild Caught Salmon, with a little gluten free olive oil may and some paprika, would be good for a roadtrip.

Just don't let the salmon juice get on your car seat. =p

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:26 AM

I LOVE Trader Joe's canned salmon. Definitely going to stock up on that before I leave. Not sure how happy my classmates would be with me opening up a can of fish in the van though! I may have to save that for when we're outside.

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:54 PM

hard boiled eggs are great. Also a bag of frozen shrimp. You can eat them partailly frozen and they will stay cold until dinner in a cooler.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

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on May 08, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Yum, shrimp will be a good treat for the first day or so!

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:50 PM

Jerky and nuts are small and don't spoil quickly; you will need to read labels to avoid gluten in the jerky, though. If you can stand the higher sugar/fructose content, apples do okay for a while without refrigeration. Maybe some dark chocolate and coconut chips (dried shaved coconut)?

I would think if you're cooking over the campfire for some group meals, that indicates that meat or fish is being cooked and you could eat that plain without much trouble. Same with salads and vegetables.

For 2 weeks, though, as long as you don't go on a sugar-bender, I'd recommend doing the best you can and relaxing when that isn't perfect.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:24 AM

I suspect we may be adding meat in the big dishes last anyway for the vegetarians, so I can just snag some of it plain. Thanks for the tip!

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on May 07, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Sweet potatoes can be cooked on a campfire. My son's scout troop makes baked potatoes, I throw a few sweet potatoes in for me. Campfire cooked meet tastes pretty good, too.

C4ed6ba382aed2eefc18e7877999a5de

(1579)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:24 AM

That's a great idea... if my bag is light enough I'll be sure to throw in a couple sweet potatoes!

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