Low Carb Camping

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Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 06:41
Got a camping trip coming in in 3 months. (I'm a long range planner) Anyhow, I'm trying to figure out what in the heck I'm going to bring with me to eat and stay low carb. I don't have the luxury of a fridge, just an ice filled cooler. I can make a low carb soup ahead of time and use that for some lunches, but salad makings just do not travel well for camping. I should also have no issues with bringing eggs (already cracked and scrambled in a sealed container) and frozen sausages for breakfast. My issues is figuring out what to eat for lunch, dinner and snacks. I will be getting plenty of exercise. We will be camping for 5 days. Any suggestions would be awesome.

Edit: I have a coleman stove as well as a soup pan, fry pan too cook with.
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 11:53
sausage and saukraut
nuts and more nuts
some roast beef would last 2-3 days depending on temp.
canned salmon/tuna (make it up when there)
olive oil
lemon juice
veg should last 2-3 days..eat the fresh items first.
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Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 17:08
Lots of meat should be fine in the cooler, as long as it's stuffed full of food and ice. Will there be fishing where you're camping? because that would be awesome. Honestly I'd just bring a bunch of steak and chicken leg quarters, maybe a roast, and (as mentioned above) canned fish. Uncracked eggs would also be fine unrefrigerated for a couple days.

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Posted: 26 Mar 2011, 20:04
Thanks for the ideas! And I don't know what Soya is.
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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 12:59
Cashews were my saving grace! Amazingly filling, tasty and not too carb heavy.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 13:27
I like canned asparagus, goes great with fresh caught fish or chicken off the grill. Snack time besides nuts I usually pack canned vienna sausage, Sardines, tuna, jerky. Throw a package of smoked salmon and cream cheese in the cooler, together they are very tasty.

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Posted: 13 Apr 2011, 15:10
Make yourself a Low Carb Meatloaf and place the raw meatloaf into a Coffee can and freeze it. Wrap the can up in a couple of layers of Tin Foil. When you get to the camp site and your fire is going, place the can down into the fire (make sure it isn't too hot) and let it cook while you are setting up camp. We did this all the time. My mom used to put potatoes and carrots under the meat so the juices would run down and make them really good. But on a low carb, you could either cook the veggies (green beans, some onions, maybe some asparagus) in a separate pan or place them on-top of the meat. Anyway, we used to call this Hobo Dinner and it was great!

Also, remember that Hard boiled eggs freeze really really well so you could freeze some and make tuna or egg salads for lunch. Just bring small jars of unopened Mayo and mix it on the fly with a bit of celery, onions and maybe some dill pickles.

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Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 10:10
Any meat cooked and frozen will be ok keeped in ice when it thaws out heat and serve . Don't know where you are going to go camping put a trick my family use to do is dig a hole is a shady spot and line it with a box and put ice and things you want to keep extra cold in there close up the flaps and cover with a towel.Eggs in the shell covered in crisco will last a long time.
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Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 13:40
many sausages can be kept for a long time such as Chorizo(Many recipes on Atkins site), start your week with the meats that can not be kept too long such as chicken and beef and end with those that can be kept longer like pork and sausages. Smoked ham can be kept once cooked for a while. Like earlier mentionned, there are canned meats like chicken, ham and corned beef(not the best choices but will keep you alive. Salmon and tuna are great choices.

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Posted: 18 Apr 2011, 12:28
You can cook a veggies soup,(no meat)When done,as soon as you turn off the boil,ladel into sterile canning jars and SEAL.Make sure of the seal and you can open and heat when your fresh veggies are gone.Make sure to bring back to a boil before eating.I can tomatoes all sumner for use in the winter.

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Posted: 18 Apr 2011, 14:40
lunch meat for the cooler with slices of cheese to make cheese rolls. Hamburgers and Hotdogs (camping staples) are great. Steak or chicken. Bags of pork skins are definitely a must. Slim Jims for a snack is also good to take and already pre-packaged.
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Posted: 18 Apr 2011, 14:52
Thumbs up on the pork rinds a great crunchy snack plus can be used as a breading .
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Posted: 18 Apr 2011, 19:06
I do long distance hiking so not only do I have to think about camp foods but I have to look for stuff that is small in size and low on weight. Some low carb choices are jerky and any type of summer sausage.
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Posted: 19 Apr 2011, 05:22
Home made beef jerky (store bought ones tend to have added sugar)
Lots of nuts
Some tinned vegetables - asparagus, spinach. Maybe higher carb veggies like peas and carrots since you're presumably going to be burning quite a lot of energy every day.
Tinned ham
Tinned salmon or tuna
Cooked sausages
Cooked chicken

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