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    Eating on the cheap... what to bring?

    So here is the bottom line... the cheaper I can keep this trip, the more my wife will be agreeable to me doing more of them. I'm sure others out there have heard this as well "How much are you spending on this trip just for you??" (And yes, I know, the same can be said from husbands to wives that are going.)

    So I am looking at what to do to cut down where ever possible, and now I'm at the food portion. I figure I can bring the following:
    • trail mix
    • instant oatmeal
    • canned tuna
    • powdered drink mix
    • beef jerky


    Any other thoughts? I don't have any kind of jet boil so I will be using hot water for tea from the coffee station I guess.
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    Water and bananas.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Pouch tuna takes up less space/weight than cans. Also, get one of those resuable water bladders (liter size) You can refill and it molds itself to the space available. (camping section of the sporting goods store.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Pouch tuna takes up less space/weight than cans. Also, get one of those resuable water bladders (liter size) You can refill and it molds itself to the space available. (camping section of the sporting goods store.)
    Yep, got a water bladder and a water bladder backpack... and even a solar charger hanging off it to charge the phone.

    That's good to hear about the bag tuna instead... saves on carrying a can opener.
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    Don't bring any food. Get to Sedalia and make a quick stop at the local grocery store and pick up the items you need.

    That way you can pack as light a possible and help the local economy a little as well.

    Also who wants a bruised apple and or smashed banana?

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    the jayhawk makes a good point... supposed to be a SuperCenter WalMart within 2 miles of the Fairgrounds. I too plan to purchase some minor provisions upon arrival. Dont beat the groceries up with a long warm/hot ride on the way out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajayhawkfan View Post
    Don't bring any food. Get to Sedalia and make a quick stop at the local grocery store and pick up the items you need.

    That way you can pack as light a possible and help the local economy a little as well.

    Also who wants a bruised apple and or smashed banana?
    Terrific thought! Thanks..

    Quote Originally Posted by adventurexpress View Post
    the jayhawk makes a good point... supposed to be a SuperCenter WalMart within 2 miles of the Fairgrounds. I too plan to purchase some minor provisions upon arrival. Dont beat the groceries up with a long warm/hot ride on the way out.
    But I think I will visit a locally owned store as apposed to Walmart. We small business owners need to stick together when possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajayhawkfan View Post
    Don't bring any food. Get to Sedalia and make a quick stop at the local grocery store and pick up the items you need.

    That way you can pack as light a possible and help the local economy a little as well.

    Also who wants a bruised apple and or smashed banana?
    Fruit luggage!!!!!

    http://www.aerostich.com/banana-guard.html

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    We usually pack food when we travel. We seldom visit restaurants (and NO fast food). That gets soooo expensive when you're on a two week trip.

    This is usually packed where its easy to get to, for a quick break:

    nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts: unsalted)
    jerky
    string cheese
    Mio (instead of messy powered mix)
    raisins
    Platy or CamelBak

    I used to do trail mix, but melted chocolate is icky, and the spouse don't do sweets too much anymore. I do carry the bags of tuna, and if its not too hot out, I'll pack some grapeseed oil mayo and honey mustard. all mixed together and heaped on a cracker or piece of bread. Good stuff. (i can't eat canned tuna by itself, but the spouse likes it...)

    We carry basic utensils:
    http://www.rei.com/product/765204/gu...bites-utensils

    I also have two sheathed knives. One smooth, one serrated. And a bottle opener. Never know when you may find an acceptable brand of beer or wine. Small ziplock of baby wipes. (unscented, no lotion, plain wipes, for when there is nothing to wash your hands with). Couple of plastic grocery bags, to hold trash until you can find a trash can.

    Plastic foldable plates/bowls. The collapsible stuff works well too.

    http://www.orikaso.com/

    Usually pick up deli type stuff from the grocery store for dinner.


    It seems like a lot of stuff, but it packs really small and light. I don't buy large amounts of the basics, just enough to get through a day and a half. I re-stock as needed when I find a grocery store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Pouch tuna takes up less space/weight than cans.
    Pouch Tuna is $12 a lb. in my supermarket, canned is $4 lb. YMMV
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    Come by my tent, you can use my Jetboil or any other provisions You might need I have. We are not taking much but always have the stove in case for coffee.

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    What to bring-- NOTHING- they have stores there that it will be FRESH, and just as cheap as buying at home. Saves a ton of packing space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i-scream-stop View Post
    Come by my tent, you can use my Jetboil or any other provisions You might need I have. We are not taking much but always have the stove in case for coffee.
    What time is breakfast? I take my coffee black and eggs over easy.
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    Starting when you get home from the rally start puting $20 a week in a envelope and by next year you will have a nice littel bundle

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsbeemer View Post
    What time is breakfast? I take my coffee black and eggs over easy.
    Sorry, I just said I always have it with me, I don't want to fire it up if I don't have to. (have you priced the fuel?) I'm eating with my wife on this trip, I will not be forcing her to eat my cooking, besides, she has all the money.

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