I've let this slide long enough.
Paleo and backpacking is working pretty well. Same for going stove-free. Actually, stove-free is fracking awesome. I'm having a hard time understanding now why everyone feels the need to bring a stove.
My menu is working pretty well for 2-3 day trips but I'm going to have to make some modifications for anything longer. So far it's been something like this:
Starbucks Via in cold water - I actually like it better like that than in hot water!
Lara Bars (all natural fruit and nuts are the only ingredients)
Snacks, lunch and mixed throughout the day:
Homemade Beef Jerky
Fresh fruits, oranges, apples, etc.
I've been doing canned meats. Salmon or sushi-grade, low mercury tuna. The cans are slightly annoying as I have to have a big zip-lock to put them in afterwards. Not really concerned about the weight though since I have no stove. The problem will be when I go on trips longer than 3 days. I need to find some meats that come in pouches that are legit and not standard mercury-stuff tuna. Going to go looking this week.
Yes, my food is heavier than if I were eating ramen noodles or freeze dried meals, but at least I'm not packing a stove and I'm not eating nasty preservatives, sugar and other crap. Aside from getting away from using cans, I'm sold. Unfortunately, even if I'm not sold, I can't go back because gluten makes me sick now that I've been off of it for 6+ months.
I have had some health problems directly related to diet and have found that eating foods closer to nature (less processed) makes me feel much better.
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