The day's are getting warmer and warmer, and I want to go backpacking! :P
But something is stopping me to go and that's raw food. I would love to go on a 5 day backpacking trip but food would spoil inside my pack. And I definitely can't carry a cooler with a week supply of food on my back. So what foods could I bring for backpacking? They must have these requirements so they could be suitable for a backpacking trip.
So far, the only thing I could think of is dehydrated fruit and trail mix. But eating nuts and dried fruit for days can be very sickening to me. Does anyone have any recipes or ideas that might work for backpacking or even a simple camping trip they would like to share? It would help out sooo much!
Also, I'm going to be taking a wilderness survival class about edible plants. So maybe I could get some plants and make a simple dinner from what I can gather around my camp site. And hopefully that could help me out with food. :] (Maybe I could pack light and not even bring food! XP)
My uncle is planning a backpacking trip for spring, and I've been wondering the same thing.
Last time I went backpacking, it was with my aunt and other uncle who are pescetarian and vegetarian, respectively, and eat vegan half the time. My uncle made all the food, which was all vegan, but it was not raw.
I'm going to make as many snacks as I can to bring along with me.
Definitely nuts, seeds, and dried fruits will be among them, but also some dried seaweed to munch on (I get chopped wakame, which is almost like eating potato chips)
I also will make kale chips (1 C soaked cashews, 1 bell pepper, 1 T lemon juice, 1 T nutrionaly yeast, salt to taste, then dehydrate) and nori wrappers (blend 3 bell peppers, 2 carrots, about 1/2 C sunflower seeds, 1 T nutrional yeast, salt, a handful of dulse, lemon juice, and whatever else you want to add. Cut nori sheets to about 1 1/2 inch length, then spread the mixture inside it, roll it up, and dehydrate).
Buckwheated would be good to bring too, and raw crackers, too!
Dates, stuffed with an almond or walnut. Date balls rolled in coconut.
Fresh fruit--apples, oranges, pears, grapes.
Trail mix--a mixture of your favorites.
Flax crackers with lots of veggies, nuts and/or seeds.
Sundried olives in a sealed container
Maybe dehydrate some of your sauces to a powder and then rehydrate on your trip. Could be used for topping for your flax crackers.
Hello! I have done some research on Backpacking while RAW in the past and thought I would share some links with you!
That edible plant class sounds awesome! Whereabouts are you located and where are you planning to backpack?
Here are those links:
This first one is definitely geared toward the raw fooder who is going backpacking:
This second link is more of a list of general "eating raw while traveling" tips, but I have found it to be helpful: