Best Paleo Backpacking Food | 2020

Best Paleo Backpacking Food | 2020


Hey what’s going on you guys, this is
iron here. Out in the Olympics on a super awesome backpacking trip. In this video
I’m going to show you guys my favorite paleo backpacking foods. For the record I don’t follow a specific
diet. While I don’t classify my diet as purely being paleo, I would say that 80
plus percent of the food that I eat falls into the Paleo category. Brrrr it’s cold
out here. I always store my food and a Loksak
Opsak bag. So this is probably the only thing that I brought that doesn’t fall
into the paleo category. Some Parmesan cheese. I used to cook and dehydrate
all of my own backpacking meals. Going more paleo, that became extremely
difficult. Going paleo you have to cut out all of
your typical backpacking staples. Rice, beans, pasta, and legumes. You’re not left
with much. I looked into a lot of freeze-dried meals… It seems that Wild
Zora is dominating the market. I could not find anybody else that does any
freeze-dried meals, that are paleo that have clean ingredients. Super good. Yeah
if you guys know of any other company that makes a freeze-dried paleo
backpacking meal with clean ingredients, please let me know. I would love to hear
about it, leave a comment below if you do. So yeah I’ve got a summit savory chicken
here. 41 grams of protein if that’s something that you’re into. I carry
all of my garbage in a smaller Loksak Opsak bag. This is a 9 by 10 inch
bag. Last night I had… This is obviously my favorite since it was the first
thing I ate. Caldera Chicken Curry. Very, very good and then I’ve got a
mountain beef steel here. The thing to me that’s most important is everything is
free range as far as the meats go. Yeah so those are my dinners on this trip. Now I’m just left with a bunch of snacks. For me personally, I like to snack
all day and just have like a dinner meal. I try to eat a lot of leafy greens and
vegetables at home on a regular basis. I find that to be very tough out here on
these trips.Yeah so I always try to bring a greens powder with me on my
trips. I just started using this Paleo Valley organic super greens powder. I
read a book called the Longevity Paradox by Dr. Steven Gundry. While it being a
controversial book, he brought up a lot of points to me that really made me
reevaluate a lot of the stuff that I was putting into my body. I actually found
out about Paleo Valley by researching greens powders that did not have any
barley or wheat grass which, you find in most all green powders. Which was really
cool because I landed on this company and they seem to be pretty
cool. If you watch some of their videos online you can tell one of the
co-founders… I can’t remember her name but uh she talks a lot about gut health &
the microbiome. You can tell she’s just really conscious about those things and
about more humane ways of going about it. Especially when it comes to eating
meat. So yeah I’ve got some of their their beef sticks here & some turkey
sticks. I tried not to judge or anything like that. I personally I feel
that eating meat gives me a lot of energy and I like it. I try not to eat
meat that comes from cattle from feedlots or from animals that have been…
You know, a torturous life. Which is kind of new to me honestly. But
I think it’s really important. We voat with our dollar.
Long story short, all the meat that go into these come from animals that are
pasture raised on family farms. One of my all-time favorite snacks.
I have found these a Super Fat Nut Butters to be an excellent substitute
for like a Clif Bar, or a Power Bar, or anything along those lines. They’ve
got a few different flavors. This is their macadamia coconut. It’s got
macadamia nuts, almonds, coconut butter, & pink Himalayan salt. Super clean
ingredients & these things are packed with calories. An insane amount of calories.
This is my favorite one. It’s the MCT macadamia plus probiotics. Yeah this
thing packs 300 calories in 1.5 ounces. Which is super crazy. I
love these things. Super clean ingredients. Super easy
convenient source of fuel for you as you hike. They’re definitely not the
cheapest but in my opinion, putting your money towards your health by what you
put into your body is more important than anything. I’m constantly on a budget
I actually have not had health insurance in three years. My health insurance is
putting good food into my body. I haven’t been sick and yeah I haven’t been
to the doctor in over three years. I hope to never go to the doctor ever again and
I feel that will never happen unless I break a bone or something. Which I don’t
see that happening. Really breaking down the foods that you eat and what works
best for you… I think that’s one of the best things that anybody in the world
could do for their body. So yeah this is my second choice of nut butter. That’s made by Fbomb.
Super simple ingredients. Only three ingredients: dry roasted
macadamia nuts, raw organic coconut and sea salt. Super tasty. I think I had four of
these when I started the trip yesterday. Only one of these left. One of the things that
I didn’t really think about at all before this trip was
how cold it was gonna be. So yeah last night it got down to about, I’d say 10 to
20 degrees. You can see here I’ve got a
frozen bottle of olive oil and olives. I like to carry a reusable Nalgene
bottle and I will fill this up with kalamata olives. I buy these four
pound tubs off of Amazon and then I will fill the bottle with olive oil.
That’s a good move to, so if it’s summertime and it’s really hot out the
olive oil will protect the olives. You don’t have to worry about them getting rancid
or going bad and then you can pour the olive oil into your meals and then just
eat the olives as a snack. They also make packets of olives that are more
convenient. Packets probably would have done me better in these conditions.. But yeah, you
live you learn right. So this is a weird one for me because this use to be
something that I thought was the worst, grossest thing ever.
Tiny fish in a can has come to be one of my favorite sources of food ever. I eat
this stuff on the regular. They’re really nice for backpacking. I try to pick
sardines that are packed with extra virgin
olive oil, just so I can get the added calories. I find Wild Planet to be a
pretty cool brand. Sustainably caught. One of the benefits to Sardines is… A lot of
backpackers will… I’ve noticed, they’ll take packets of tuna out on their trips.
When it comes to your health one of the big things that I’ve been more conscious
to is… You know a fish like a tuna carries a lot more mercury &
toxins in it than sardines. These are wild white anchovies. There’s smaller
fish that feed on plankton. They have some of the lowest levels of the stuff
that you don’t want in your body in them. Yeah I find these to just give me a lot
of energy. Very satiating snack. A huge fan of these. A lot of other brands
use oils that aren’t very good for you.
Soybean oil or canola oil. Clean ingredients here. One thing that I’ve recently been turned on to, that I really enjoy is matcha
tea. Matcha it’s a green tea. You get the full tea
leaf. it’s actually the ground tea leaf, so you don’t have to steep it.
What’s nice about this for backpacking is that you can mix it in cold water. You
can also do it warm. In these conditions, I would go that route. So Iv’e got a
homemade soup blend that I’ve been experimenting with. I’ll put a
picture right here, right now so you guys can see it. The mix is: vegetable base,
collagen peptides, coconut milk powder, salt and pepper. This has actually
been my favorite thing. I’ve had two rounds of this in the 24 hours that I’ve
been here, which has been really nice. This was another good good
find I found on Amazon. These are 100% organic sweet potato starch noodles.
So a couple things that I really like about this. One ingredient: sweet potato
starch. That’s nice but the other thing I really like for backpacking is that these
noodles cook up super fast so I can just boil my soup, throw these noodles in and
they will hydrate instantly. Which is the bonus there. Got this Wild
Zora breakfast here. It’s organic flaxseed and coconut with
pineapple. Not very much of it left.
Yeah I normally don’t eat breakfast myself but
Trish loves breakfast and she is pretty stoked on that meal. I
tried a couple bites too and it was really, really good.
For the time being these are my favorite paleo backpacking foods. If you
guys have any questions about anything backpacking related…
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