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07-01-2006, 03:46 PM
We are total raw food newbies, though have been veg for many years. I am LOVING eating this way and am facing a bit of a challenge. In a month, we leave for a 3 week camping trip. What can I do to make it easy to continue to eat this wonderful way when I won't have my dehydrator, food processor or my VitaMix? Do you have suggestions for recipes that I can prepare ahead of time? I'm going to miss fresh almond milk!! I'm trying to decide if I can bring along my sprouting stuff!!
07-01-2006, 04:12 PM
Sounds like a time you have to keep it simple. Fresh fruits, stuff like that. Or previously dehydrated stuff brought with you. I don't know what kind of camping you do. All my life, we've "camped" a lot, but our camping consists of a camper or a pop up, electricity, refrigerators, microwaves, etc. lol.
don't panic! i'm going camping in a week for at least 3 weeks and after that in india for 2 weeks... but have no fear - i simply cant eat cooked after beeing raw for 2 months, everything cooked seems so inedible :p so i'm sure i'll manage finding sthing raw on my way... so will you ;) take care and enyoj raw :)
07-02-2006, 12:56 PM
Do you use sprouting bags. If not then you should get some or make them. They will make sprouting so much easier while camping and I think that the sprouts come on faster in the bag.
07-02-2006, 03:32 PM
You can actually buy a nice hand crank blender, it attaches to a countertop or picnic table with a sort of vise. Then with its gears, the blender goes a lot faster than you're cranking. They're $88, and it's a nice idea to have one in the house to save power and get a little exercise when blending.
I have a great book by Gaiam that is the Solar Living Sourcebook, there's tons of funky stuff in there for camping if you camp, and other stuff if you don't. It's not just solar stuff, it's goes pretty far beyond that and there is interesting reading in there as well as a really amazing assortment of items, with pictures. I've never gone to their website, but I think stuff could be purchased there. The blender I'm talking about is item # 63867
I have the burgers out on the patio in the sun today, between two dehydrator trays from my american harvest, then with the screen on top, and foil on bottom reflecting the sun upward, so that's my energy free dehydrator.
So there's two of those appliances taken care of right there if you still want raw gourmet.
BTW, the coolest thing IMO in that book is a thing you can get for the spoiled TV watching kids where they have to pedal a bicycle to keep the TV on to power it themselves. I just love that idea, and kind of solves all those problems with the lack of physical activity of kids in one go, you wanna watch TV, pedal!
I would also say make some crackers, nachos, etc in advance.
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