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Can you eat well in a camp job?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I'm starting as a survey assistant in May which will put me in the field for 14 days with the only chance of "fresh food" being the 50 dollars they give me to spend at the dinners we stop at. So my question is, is there meals I can make that will last this long without refrigeration and meet my nutritional needs?

Thanks, Steph

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Here's a good rule: the side-fan models are better than the stacking models (fan at bottom), which tend to require the stacks to be moved around to ensure even drying.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I have a great dehydrator - http://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/ - but honestly, start with a batch in the oven. Heck, I've seen people even use a house fan and air filters. If it's only two weeks, you could buy the jerky, too, though that would be more expensive (not including getting a dehydrator!)

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on April 03, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Can you recommended a good brand for dehydrators?

B1ba53c26bee751b5e43d750ac9aed93

on April 03, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Thanks a lot, I don't have a dehydrator but I'll consider investing in one. I do have ad oven but I image they dehydrator would do a better job.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on April 03, 2013
at 01:04 PM

Do you have access to a dehydrator? Or an oven that can remain at low temps like 200F (or even 150F)? Considering dehydrating a LOT of meat, and making jerky to pack. Also pack a bunch of fresh veggies and fruit that will stay good - e.g. carrots, onions, coconut, apples, pears, etc. If you have access to a microwave or an actual fire, pack some sweet potatoes, too.

B1ba53c26bee751b5e43d750ac9aed93

on April 03, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Can you recommended a good brand for dehydrators?

B1ba53c26bee751b5e43d750ac9aed93

on April 03, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Thanks a lot, I don't have a dehydrator but I'll consider investing in one. I do have ad oven but I image they dehydrator would do a better job.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 03, 2013
at 07:44 PM

Here's a good rule: the side-fan models are better than the stacking models (fan at bottom), which tend to require the stacks to be moved around to ensure even drying.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on April 03, 2013
at 07:34 PM

I have a great dehydrator - http://www.excaliburdehydrator.com/ - but honestly, start with a batch in the oven. Heck, I've seen people even use a house fan and air filters. If it's only two weeks, you could buy the jerky, too, though that would be more expensive (not including getting a dehydrator!)

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on April 03, 2013
at 05:39 PM

Steve's original has some paleo kits and paleo mres if you have the money. Otherwise fruits and veggies with some Jekyll and the occasional rabbit will be you best bet. Larabars are not terrible either

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