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Default Cold food for camping

Just looking for some ideas for the summer.

I'd like to try backpacking without the need for bringing a stove, now that it's getting back into water filter season.

What are some good food and meal options for breakfast and dinner that would be fast, light and nonperishable?

So far all I can think of is jerky, dry pepperoni, wax sealed cheese and loads of energy, protein and snack bars (larabars, clif bars, power bars... etc)

That's going to get old fast. I'd appreciate some additional options to keep things interesting. I find looking forward to a meal in the evening a great motivator to keep moving.

Anyone else here tried camping over a few days only eating cold food?
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We really like making wraps with either foil pouch tuna or chicken. We use McDonald's McChicken Sauce as mayo. Very tasty and light to pack.

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Regular cold cereal with milk powder for breakfast.
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Dried fruit. Go to the bulk section and blend your own choices - mango, ginger, pineapple makes a good mix.

VEL fruit/seed/nut/honey bars (cheap at Costco, and 360 calories each) and Sunripe fruit bars.

Knew an ACC guy who had a rather silly 'mountain-man' self image (I think he was actually an accountant in real life). On a week-long backpack he would just carry a big chunk of Landjagger sausage and hack off a chunk when he was hungry. Usually had to scrape off the green mold before he ate it, though.

Which appeals to you more?
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No-cook pizza toast:
Buy tube of double concentrated tomato paste. Spread on bagel or wrap. top with dry salami, broken up portions of baby bel cheese, and sliced vegetables (eg, bell peppers, mushrooms, basil leaves).

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I made Ceviche a couple of times for no stove camping
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You can buy dehydrated hummus. Just add water and you're good to go with crackers etc. Those little flavoured cans of tuna are also really good with crackers.
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"No-cook pizza toast" Gourmet cookery! Excellent!

Ummm, hard to compete, but crunchy peanut butter and nutella rolled in a tortilla?
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Trail mix is another option.

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...with either foil pouch tuna or chicken.
Just wondering, where do you buy those foil pouches? I've never been able to find any...
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I made Ceviche a couple of times for no stove camping
"""Ceviche (also spelled cebiche or seviche) is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas, especially Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lemon or lime and spiced with chili peppers. Additional seasonings such as onion, salt, and pepper may also be added. Ceviche is usually accompanied by side dishes that complement its flavors such as sweet potato, lettuce, corn, or avocado. As the dish is not cooked with heat, it must be prepared fresh to avoid the potential for food poisoning."""

Sounds a bit dangerous, although you could make it work if you could catch some fresh trout.

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Trail mix is another option.

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...with either foil pouch tuna or chicken.
Just wondering, where do you buy those foil pouches? I've never been able to find any...


You can buy foil pouch tuna at Safeway in Canada. For foil pouch chicken you have to go stateside. I found them recently at the Linden Safeway.

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Sausages, prunes, canned sardines. Good enough for the Jenkins brothers to make the first ascent of Mt Pitt in the 30s.
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Ummm, hard to compete, but crunchy peanut butter and nutella rolled in a tortilla?
Add some honey too- Mmmmm power food!
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For dessert,fill a small tuperware with nuttella,and bring along tamari almonds to dip in,mmmmmmm yum!!!!
I've also brought stirfry in ziplocks,good cold or hot,meatless.
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