Planning a weekend nature trip? A traveler tells you what food to travel with

It is very easy to throw a drink or water bottle in the bag. The problem of food is a reason to think more – what should be put so that the appearance and taste of the food does not change, and most importantly, what should be put, Maximos said in a press release.

Traveler Ramunas Šukauskas, author of the popular Don’t Sit Home blog, says dry energy bars, crisps, canned goods, cold smoked products, boiled eggs, spreads, bread, baked goods without cream, fruits and vegetables are served. you better go for a walk.

“On the first day of the trip, it is recommended to consume berries, soft fruits and perishable products, as well as meat products. And if you have the opportunity to prepare a hot meal the next day, I would advise you to save pasta, cereals and canned food,” says a travel enthusiast in Lithuania.

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On hot days, products such as fish, cream sweets, desserts with cream, salads with sauces or dairy products are particularly perishable, so it is better not to take them on a trip. Even if the product looks intact at first glance, it may have already begun to spoil due to the hot air temperature. In this case, it is possible to get poisoned and the trip to nature will be ruined.

“Don’t take homemade mayonnaise on a hike, spread it on sandwiches or salad dressings, because it’s made from raw eggs and they spoil very quickly at the wrong temperature for a long time. In case of failure, it is possible not only to get poisoned, but also to get sick with salmonellosis,” advises R. Shukauskas.

He urges to take into account the consistency of the products – if the food changes its consistency due to heat, it can liquefy and spill. Such products are not only unpalatable and inconvenient to eat, but they can stain other foods and ruin your travel supplies.

Convenience is an important criterion

“Eating in nature should be convenient, so choose portions. By the way, homemade salad is also a bad choice, it will keep you watery for a long time. Pick fresh greens and make a salad in nature. I’ll reveal a trick to help keep lettuce fresh and crisp while traveling: soak a thicker paper towel and wrap it around the lettuce while you’re at home,” advises the traveler, author of Don’s book. stay at home: 100 outstanding Lithuanian roads”.

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When going on a long walk, you should pay attention not only to the suitability of food, but also to its weight. A backpack that is heavy and full of things can spoil the enjoyment of the trip. According to R. Shukauskas, it is better to have another energy bar in your backpack that can satisfy your hunger even for a short time. Crunches, nuts, and dried fruits that don’t take up much space in your backpack will give you energy during the hike. “For example, nuts can replenish the reserves of trace elements that the body loses during active movement and sweating – especially in hot weather,” says the traveler.

How to collect food?

According to the traveler, it is better to transport food in tightly closed containers and put it in bags. If the food “leaks”, the bag will help. It’s best to put packaged food in a box, cooler, or woven basket to keep everything stable.

“It is better to put different products in separate boxes, because in this way the products retain their taste and consistency better. “If you put bread, sausage and pickles in the same box, you don’t want to eat it after a day, because all the products absorb different smells and liquids,” he says.

When traveling or hiking, it is necessary to take care of a large supply of drinking water. You will need it not only for refreshment, but also for washing or tea.

“Mineral water can also be added, as it effectively restores minerals lost during long-distance travel and sweating. A person needs at least 1.5 liters of water per day. During the trip, you should avoid sweet drinks, they cannot fully quench your thirst on a hot day, on the contrary, they increase it,” says R. Shukauskas.

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The Traveler recommends using a cooler bag when traveling, but if you don’t have one, here are a few tricks to help keep food fresh. One of them is storing food and liquids in lake or river water. Place closed food boxes in a bag and tie a string with an empty plastic bottle to it. Products immersed in water do not spoil and remain fresh.

“If the camp does not have water reservoirs, but there is soil and it can be dug, dig a hole about 20-30 cm, put the food in a sealed bag and bury it. In this way, the food is kept at a much colder temperature than the air,” advises travel enthusiasts.

R. Šukauskas shares an easy and quick natural and energizing snack: Spread your favorite nut butter on whole grain bread and add a sliced ​​banana.

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