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Simple food ideas for travel

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by iomatic, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. temujin

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    I quit smoking years ago. A good thing, considering the price these days. It's almost like prison now, with folks actually smuggling cigarettes over here.

    But back to food. Years ago, there used to be reusable tubes -- like toothpaste tubes. Open on the tail end, after you filled them up, a clip would seal it. Used to pack peanut butter like that on backpacking trips. I haven't seen those things around anymore.
     
  2. Jean

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    I bought some recently, Campmor IIRC
     
  3. temujin

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    I'll be darned. There it is: Coghlan's Reusable Plastic Food Squeeze Tubes
    Item #: 23124
     
  4. kkimo

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    Dry salami, hard cheese, sourdough bread. I usually take these on any multi-day hike. The sourdough has the shortest shelf life, but it's much more likely to simply get hard and crusty than develop mold in the duration of a hike. If you mean stuff to keep around the house for spur of the moment hiking trips, the Salami is still a great option, it'll keep for over a month in the pantry, and longer if refrigerated.
    Dave.
     
  5. sungame

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    Knekkebrød :)
     
  6. patrat

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    anything from the center of the grocery store, which you enjoy (misc snack foods, cereals, canned/vac pac goods). Apples and citrus fruit have a pretty good shelf life at room temperature, as do winter squash, keeping edible from weeks to months. Take a small pot and stove (like a canteen cup and penny stove) and you just opened up all manner of dehydrated foods, the simplest of which is Ramen.
     
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    Some great ideas here. I like to take jerky ( make my own from hunting season), Cliff bars , dried apricots, granola, and nuts - all good for energy and stamina.
     
  8. Rollo

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    I always have a few cliff bars in my EDC bag. I think they are good for at least 6 months. They are pretty tasty, come in a ton of flavors and all natural.
     
  9. hatchetjack

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    If there's any left before the trip, some homemade beef jerky or like this with salmon.
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    Fresh fruits : apples etc
    dried fruits, fruit leather, Sunripe fruit bits etc
    beef jerkey
    chocolate
    Cliff bars, protein bars, granola bars etc
    trail mix (cashews, almonds, dried blue berries, chocolate chips, cranberries, yoghurt covered berries, chocolate covered coffee beans etc)
    Individually wrapped cheeses: cheese sticks, baby bells etc
    Energy jells/ honey on crackers

    Add boiling water foods like: oatmeal packets, cup a soups

    Shelf stable foods like tortillias,

    There are many good sources of information on learning backpacking food recipies.
    Tons of recipes for making your own "add boiling water meals"

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  11. Eeyore

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    I bought a set of two Coghlan's Squeeze Tubes at the REI. They definitely not good for peanut butter. When I squeezed hard, the bottom clip came off. They are also very hard to clean.
     
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    I usually carry jerky, trail mix, protein bars and a couple packets of Gatorade mix for the water bottle
     
  13. temujin

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    Must be different from the stuff I used years ago.
     
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    Stax, thats awesome. Like a beef mufaletta. A long closed deli here used to make a sandwich that was my favorite beef sandwich with rare beef, cream cheese, horseradish, and some salad stuff (red onion, sprouts, tomatos) on request, but that shooters sandwich has potential. Two ribeyes!
     
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    When I first learned of the shooter's sandwich, I almost fainted.
     
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    Clearly the proverbial Shooter has taken to gun violence because someone tried to take his sandwich!
     
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    lol. Justifiable homicide.
     
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