To earn a place in your pack, foods have to be fairly light and resistant to spoilage. Hence the proliferation of quick-cook meals, dried foods, pasta, and grains in the back country kitchen. Here we will discuss about the fresh foods you can take in your pack for travelling and long camping.
Fresh Foods for Travelling
Fresh foods can’t be the mainstay of your backpacking diet-they’re just too heavy-but they can add a burst of flavor. Here are some that will last.
1. Salami, pepperoni, and sausage.
Yes, the plastic-wrapped preservative-filled variety will last longer, but a slab from a German or Italian deli will hold up just fine for a few days and tastes even better.
Although, I am not a fan of sausage, especially in family camping or traveling, you can surely have them to enjoy your time.
Cheese can survive for days without refrigeration and can be the perfect fresh food for travelling. Hard cheeses last better than soft, so stay away from creamy Camemberts or Bries, and instead choose cheeses like Goudas, Adams, Cheddars, Jarlsberg, and Swiss.
Extra-sharp cheeses tend to be oilier, which can be messy in hot weather. Seal cheese in a double layer of resealable plastic bags, and on hot days, try to keep it in the middle of your pack.
Apples last for several days. So, do oranges. Yes, they’re heavy and you have to pack out the peels, but nothing tastes better at the top of a big climb. It is a fresh food for travelling you can not really ignore.
So, you need to take some fresh fruits in your backpack to remain healthy in a long travel. The benefit of these items are they are full of water. So, if you feel dehydrated, these fresh fruits will surely get you out of your trouble.
4. Pita and bagels.
These are way better than regular are meals like bread and rotis you can take in your backpack. You can easily place these Pitas and Bagels for better backpacking foods.
These breads have a proper process when making and comes with preservation. The Preservative will keep them fresh for a long time. So, you will have less trouble with these travel fresh food items.
Root vegetables like carrots, onions, turnips, parsnips, and potatoes last well, but they take a while to cook, so think about fuel. For a healthy travel experience, you need to give your stomach something that keeps it together. Vegetables are the best friend in this situation.
Cauliflower and cabbage (but not broccoli) also survive well. Fresh garlic spices up just about anything. You can cook a potato by wrapping it in aluminum foil and throwing it in a low fire.
6. Smoked meats and fish.
Some people will tell you to avoid meats. But everyone needs proper strength if he has plans for long walk and lengthy travel. So, getting better meat items aren’t that bad.
Bacon, sausage, ham, smoked salmon, and herring are great treats, but keep them out of the bear country and be sure to hang them out of the reach of critters at night.
These fine smelling offerings attract unwelcome dinner guests from miles around.
Yes, really. Hard-boiled eggs last several days—but so do eggs that have been dunked into boiling water for a minute or two, just long enough to cook the outermost millimeters of egg white, which makes the shell tougher. Still, be careful.
If you’re serious about your morning omelets, check out the egg carriers available at some outfitting stores.
Or you can wrap the eggs in paper towels and put them in a tight-fitting container. Two choices that fit well inside a backpack: the cardboard tubes that Pringles potato chips come in, or the tubes you buy tennis balls in
No need to go without. While fresh butter goes runny and rancid, clarified butter travels like a trooper. It’s available commercially packaged for backpacking in convenient portion-sized plastic packets.
Check your local outfitter or one of the mail-order trail food distribution companies.
A Garden in Your Pack.
Anyone can grow their own sprouts. With a water bottle, rubber bands, some cheesecloth, and sprouting seeds it is really an easy task. Aside from that, all the seeds need in order to sprout is to be soaked in some water (treated, of course), drained, and then rinsed a couple of times a day.
Specific directions depend on the kind of seed as does sprouting time, which can take from 1 to 6 days. Obviously, quick sprouters (like mustard seeds, sunflower seeds, and wheat) are better choices for backpackers.
About me: Hi, I’m Alex N. Ferroni, One of the creators of The Safariors blog and former camping trainer at Tripspot Magazine. I wish some other outdoor, hiking, hunting, fishing and camping enthusiasts have made this blog to share our thought. We are learning a lot through each trip, and we want you to learn that too!