vegetarian backpacking food

Discussion in 'Camping/Outdoor Living' started by Bohemian_Child, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Bohemian_Child

    Bohemian_Child Member

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    So every sunday that im off of work my Dad and i go backpacking. He usually brings a can of spam with him-which wont quite work for me :). I'm never filled up after my meal and i usually get lightheaded. In the winter i just bring a sandwich, but thats not going to keep in this heat and im not lugging an icepack in my daypack... so any suggestions?

    (campings easier, i have a stove!)


    i'm going backpacking for at least a week later this summer, and for that ive found some insta-meals, some of which were meat free. But still, suggestions are extremely welcome!

    HELP!
     
  2. jendi17

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    Hey, there's a thread that I started about vegetarian camping food somewhere in the vegetarian forum.
     
  3. IvSeenTwilght

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    tomato soup?..uh....i would bring peanut butter. that'll give u the protein and whatnot. im vegan, so i would bring like peanut butter and beans (lard free) haha. and bread is usually something that fills you up. cuz the carbs i believe. i dunno...hope i was some help..haha..Peace
     
  4. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

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    nuts

    seeds
     
  5. Bohemian_Child

    Bohemian_Child Member

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    jendi- do you happen to have a link to the thread?


    i'll browse through the vege forums later, im not sure how ive never seen that in there.

    thanks!
     
  6. tikoo

    tikoo Senior Member

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    oatmeal .
    hey , you really don't have to cook it either , just soak it
    for ten minutes or so . add whatever ...

    tabouleh's good too . again , just add water .
     
  7. Charlotte

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    Ground flax, also known as linseed. You might be able to buy it ground in the health food store. If not, put it in the blender at high speed. Mix it with water to eat/drink it. Dull tasting but it will keep you fed (flax=super food).

    Why don't you pack water in plastic bottles and then freeze them? As the ice melts, drink the water, and it will give you a little while you can keep other things cold.
     
  8. chaos

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    fucking A!!

    flax seed gruel is the shit! it actually tastes better than oatmeal when you add stuff to it.
     
  9. Duncan

    Duncan Senior Member Lifetime Supporter

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    a can of baba ganouj
     
  10. cacophony

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    try some hummus mix. just a box of powder you add water to, can't go wrong. not all of it is that yummy, though. and pita's great because it's supposed to be squashed.
    trail mix, potato salad (but no eggs in the dressing! eurgh!), a cooked veggie burger, veggie pate, veggie chili mixed with rice, whole baked potatoes, or, my personal favourite, a squishy sandwich.
    squishy sandwiches are great. they're super tasty and they're the best when they're a day old and the've been squashed around in your hot backpack for a while. take a baguette, preferably with really dense bread and a thick crust (also a good way to use stale bread), and cut it into 6-inch sections. cut open a section, but leave it attatched. mix up a vinaigrette with olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard and garlic and spread it inside the bread. then stuff it with nice, savoury things like tomatoes, olives, onions, grilled peppers and mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes. wrap it in wax paper or tin foil, twist up the ends, bag it, and leave it in the fridge overnight. when you eat it, just peel the wrapping back as you go - they're kinda messy...but sooo satisfying.
     
  11. cerridwen

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    bring a bag of G.O.R.P. (grains, oats, raisins, peanuts) or super gorp (just add chocolate bits!)... it's awesome camping food... empty a bag of Quaker Harvest Crunch (your favourite flavor) in a ziploc bag with a cup or two of dried fruit and/or m&ms.... It's awesome food.
     
  12. silent breeze lotus

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    a squishy sandwich.
    squishy sandwiches are great. they're super tasty and they're the best when they're a day old and the've been squashed around in your hot backpack for a while. take a baguette, preferably with really dense bread and a thick crust (also a good way to use stale bread), and cut it into 6-inch sections. cut open a section, but leave it attatched. mix up a vinaigrette with olive oil, vinegar, dijon mustard and garlic and spread it inside the bread. then stuff it with nice, savoury things like tomatoes, olives, onions, grilled peppers and mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes. wrap it in wax paper or tin foil, twist up the ends, bag it, and leave it in the fridge overnight. when you eat it, just peel the wrapping back as you go - they're kinda messy...but sooo satisfying.[/QUOTE]
    haha.. i so agree .. especially all tha ingredients seem to marinate together .. mmmm .. am hungry now

    Bannana r good for snacks.. n giv u a boost... cept put them in an outside pocket.. or theyl probably paste everythin in yar bag.. n turn black if theyr cushioned in your warm bag..
    .... bananas must have som super powers.. i once left a banana next to a tub of marg.. and it managed to marinate through the tub and flavour the marg!! ha
     
  13. dhARmaMiLlO

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    i second that
     
  14. EarthWhirler

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    Nooooo! She didn't mean you! :p
     
  15. dhARmaMiLlO

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    oh.. woops! :p
    hee hee,
    best go back to and hide in my bubble in the forest
    [​IMG]
     
  16. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

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    Go to the grocery store and buy ther, much cheaper than health food stores and backpacking stores.


    Rice A Roni any flavor- ditch the box - put it in a baggie
    Macaroni and cheese diners - baggie it.
    Instant mashed potatos - baggie
    Easy Cheez (different flavors) and crackers - baggie, EZ Cheese is an airosal (sp) can pretty light for the amount of fake cheese you get and it won't spoil (I don't think it can spoil)
    Gorp - mix your own
    dryed fruit is good but heavy as its not real dry
    All kinda noodle and rice side dishes in those foil bags - just add water in a pan an heat
    Hershey Golden Almond bars if you can find them - heavy but good
    Hershey tropical bars - likewise, will not melt in most heat
    instant oatmeal
    instant Cream of Wheat
    instant grits - ugh hate the stuff
    instant rice
    you can get dryed gravey mixes if you want
    rice or popcorn cakes work as bread as bread gets moldy in the woods
    cheese is heavy
    Cup - a- Soup
    Oodles of Noodles
    peanut butter - as someone said
    You can get prmixed pancake mix but it stick to the pan most times as most stoves put out high heat
    instant hot chocolate
    instant coffee
    tea
    Crystal Light
    Tang

    used to take dry milk

    tip: a drop or two of vegatable oil in your meal helps it come out the other side as all this dry stuff tends to block the plumbing in some people after awhile.
     
  17. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

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    I forgot Pop Tarts and granola bars and some other stuff but I forget what it was.
     
  18. melvinb

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    if you have an indian or pakistani grocery within reasonable distance i reccomend you go by there and see if they have any ashoka products. they have a wide selection of delicious vegetarian foods that come in sealed pouches. they require no refrigeration, have no preservatives, and aren't too bad when eaten without heating. some of them are quite spicy though, so you might want to bring some t.p. for any activity that might occur later on :)
     
  19. Peace_n_love

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    When I go we have pita pizza's.
    They are Pitas and whatever you want on you pizza's.
    You need two pans a stove and water.
    Get the stove going and toast one side of the pita and flip it then put on your sauce cheese ect, then pour a bit of water in and put in the other lip this way it steams the cheese and melts it!! It is soo good!!
     
  20. dibblydowcus

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    you can get some 'soft pack' soups that, apart from being lighter to carry, take up no room when eaten and you can find them in all sorts of flavours; I'd recommend stilton and brocelli.<--(sorry about the spelling!)
    And as I've seen written eariler; nuts. They are great short term energy food, which will help with your lightheadedness, but remember you might not be drinking enough water.
     

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