CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Nutrition
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Nutrition Diet, supplements, weightloss, health & longevity

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
Erin Arno
Member Erin Arno is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bethel  AK
Posts: 127
Hiking Trail Challenge

Looking for some ideas.

This summer I'm going to be hiking the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska. It's going to be about 5-6 days out on the trail, my first of this length. I've decided to go Paleo for a year (my sister went Vegetarian for over a year on a New Year's resolution, so I knew I could make that tall order). So I've started thinking about the kinds of food I'll be able to bring along that will last several days with no refrigeration and not so bulky that I need to hire a mountain goat to carry my food.

I'm thinking there will be a lot of dried fruit, jerky, and fish strips. Does anyone have any gems to share? Good trail recipes?

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 08:34 AM   #2
Richard Joy
Member Richard Joy is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairfax  VA
Posts: 99
Re: Hiking Trail Challenge

Bring lots of nuts for fat. Macademia nuts are supposed to be really high in fat, so maybe those would work well for weight/space considerations.

I've made (and enjoyed) a trail mix that was basically three or four types of nuts and seeds, dried fruit (I like apples), and shredded coconut (not the sugary kind, just plain coconut). Something like that might work for you.

How about freeze-dried vegetables? You can get lots of different types off of the internet, and they might be a good way to pack some nutrients into a soup when you stop for the night. You could probably put some into a ziploc bag with some spices and maybe some peppered jerky to have the makings of a single serving of soup mix. You'd probably have to experiment a little to see if it works well or not.

(I think these suggestions are all paleo, but I don't personally follow the paleo diet, so please cut me some slack if something I mentioned isn't strictly allowed.)
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
Joshua Pierce
Member Joshua Pierce is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Omaha  NE
Posts: 87
Re: Hiking Trail Challenge

If you can afford it:
Paleokits.org
Link is wfs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
Kurt A Gross
Member Kurt A Gross is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: York  PA
Posts: 355
Re: Hiking Trail Challenge

sardines (flat cans), salmon, and tuna in the pouches.
__________________
The Gods taught us to forge iron so that we would not be slaves.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
Jamie J. Skibicki
Member Jamie J. Skibicki is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pittsburgh  PA
Posts: 8,841
Re: Hiking Trail Challenge

pemmican. THe old school stuff.

meat and fat baby
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
Erin Arno
Member Erin Arno is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bethel  AK
Posts: 127
Re: Hiking Trail Challenge

Mmm, sounds tasty. At first search I found Pemmican jerky, then concentrated complete protein bars made from barley, wheat, corn, etc (sounded like a dog food recipe). The actually recipe looks like fun.

Rendering fat. Reminds me of Fight Club....I happen to orange juice concentrate in the fridge..

Anyone have any other tasty camping or trail recipes. One of my favorite is to crack some eggs into your Nalgene at the beginning of the day with some veggies, and by the end of the day, you have scrambled eggs ready to fry. It only works if you have two bottles though, or enjoy a refreshing swig of egg during a long hike...
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hiking Utah in June/July 2009 Tim Taylor Community 4 02-09-2009 03:13 PM
Hiking Boots/Shoes Sean Kane Stuff and Nonsense 7 08-13-2008 06:20 PM
Lowerback Hiking Workouts Kevin Burns Fitness 10 02-26-2007 06:33 AM
Hiking (with 45lb child) Jason Smith Testimonials 4 10-18-2006 07:16 AM
Food for hiking... Scott Parker Nutrition 22 04-03-2004 07:21 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.