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post #1 of 16 Old 09-02-2015, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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So I have read a lot about what sorts of tools and spare parts and even medical supplies to bring on a long overland type ride but I don't really hear much about what people typically bring along for food. Just curious what everyone like to bring with for food for the road when on those long multi-night camp out rides.
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First night: start the day with frozen steaks, potatoes or corn wrapped in foil.

Second night: Fish you caught and beer.

Third night: Fish you caught and beer.

Fourth night: Fish you caught and beer.
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nth night: Fish you caught and beer.

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HAHAHAHAHA! That sounds like a lot of beer to try and pack on a bike! I suck at fishing so I guess I will have to make do with squirrel!
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I do start the trip with a rather lavish meal. Steak and roasted potatoes with a bit of salad is nice, followed by cookies or brownies. These are the sorts of things that will survive one day and no more.

After that I pretty much go into subsistence mode and eat granola bars. They pack pretty well, are tasty, don't require cooking and the keep well.

I also bring enough coffee to make two pots each day.

I do fish whenever I can and will keep one for dinner.

Dried foods made for camping are quite dreadful and I gave up on them 20 years ago. Grocery store dried foods can be good but usually require the addition of a bit of butter to be good. I may use these once in a while.

I am partial to Dinty Moore and have lived on it for 8 days straight, but carrying wet rations is difficult as they are heavy and bulky.

MREs (Meals Refuse to Excrete) are something I've tried. Not bad, but they have the unfortunate side effect reflected in their parenthetical name. I do like the chocolate covered graham cracker. There was a ham and scalloped potato MRE that I thought was tasty.

Over the years I've tried freeze dried, grocery dried, MREs, canned foods, caught food, and simply doing without. All in all, I'll take granola bars, caught food and a bit of doing without as the simplest option.

Now, if I can stop at a store near the end of every day, it's a whole different story.

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As to breakfast on the trail in the middle of No Where, I am 'partial to FRESH scrambled eggs and SPAM!' And a FULL Pot of Coffee! Bring some cooking spray! Spam is by it's self, quite dry!

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I typically take enough Cliff bars to eat one per meal if I want. A banana or two for the start. Maybe some canned fruit. I can eat Cliff bars for a while and be fine. Just switch from 'food is good' to 'this will keep me alive' mode. But I'm weird. Tom can attest. "And I will also fish and eat it if the opportunity presents itself," Tom cast.

I don't like eating much when I ride.




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"No thanks, I'm not a big fan of Cliff bars", Tom declined.

LJ is spot on with the "it will keep me alive" idea for long trips.

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..."And I will also fish and eat it if the opportunity presents itself," Tom cast. ...
That's a good one!

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That's a good one!

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"Thanks, I thought I was reaching a bit with that one," Tom said fetchingly.




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