Lightning in a Bottle / Camping

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 10, 2013 at 6:29 PM

So, I'm going to lightning in a bottle tomorrow and I just realized most of the vendors will be vegetarian.

For those of you who are not familiar with LiB, it's basically like a smaller Burning Man... I'll be camping. I'm going to have limited access to meat, since I won't be cooking (I'd probably burn down the camp). What would some of you recommend as good options to take?

I've thought about jerky and canned tuna & sardines, but those are really high in salt options... What else could you recommend... or what are some paleo friendly, protein-rich vegetarian options I could look for at the booths?

Hopefully I'm not the only one on here going and some of you are familiar with the event. :]


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on July 10, 2013
at 07:00 PM

I'd definitely count on the jerky and tuna/sardines. Don't worry about salt intake for that short of a period; do be sure to get jerky without soy sauce in it though (if you don't tolerate gluten well).

On the vegetarian note, quinoa is a pretty safe "grain" (not actually a grain, it's a seed) that's high in protein. Also, if you can find any vendors who have soaked/sprouted their legumes, those would be a decent choice for protein.



on July 11, 2013
at 12:57 AM

Canned salmon is a better option than canned tuna (unless you can get canned skipjack tuna), due to the high mercury:selenium ratio of most canned tuna.



on July 10, 2013
at 07:39 PM

Lentils aren't the worst thing in the world to go to when you're in a pinch, and for camping, split red lentils cook pretty quickly. Soaking them for a few hours with a splash of apple cider vinegar (or other acidic medium) will help neutralize the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors as well as break down complex starch. More about that here: http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/foods18.php

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