Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paleo Backpacking

For Spring break this year we got to take a trip that I have been hoping to do for years. It has always been on my "bucket list" to camp on the beach, and living in Utah means that a beach trip takes some time and planning. Backpacking takes the planning a step further, every item is literally carried on your back so you want to be choosy. You have to ask yourself, "do I really need this?"

Eating Paleo took another level of planning, I couldn't just pick up some dehydrated meals and be off. I planned to take some of my home made beef jerky, some fresh fruit and vegetables (really too heavy, I am going to try dehydrated ones next time), some dehydrated egg powder, and some tuna in mylar packets.

This was only my 3rd time backpacking and I had never been for more than two nights, we were planning on three nights this trip. I learned a few things to do, and a few not to do, but the best thing I learned was that these dehydrated eggs are actually pretty good.

I purchased a non stick lightweight frying pan from REI before we left. I took some of the dehydrated eggs in a baggie, no refrigeration required. When it was time to cook them I measured some water into the pan (1 egg= 2 T. water and 2 T. egg powder), warmed it up then added the powder and stirred like crazy to get the mixture combined then placed it back on the burner for a few minutes while stirring. I failed to get any pictures of the eggs but they were really good, filling, totally paleo, and easy to prepare. Now that my kids are old enough I want to do more backpacking and am so happy I found these eggs, I could live on them for days. An added bonus is that they are quite inexpensive, you can use them in your everyday cooking too.

We were so close to San Francisco that we spent a few days in the city too. My kids went crazy with their cameras and got some really fun shots. Every picture I took of the Golden Gate Bridge was a landscape view, my oldest son took these and I loved his perspective.

It was a super fun trip and I loved falling asleep to the sound of the ocean and waking up to the beautiful landscape. I am always looking for more backpacking food ideas if anyone has some to share too!


  1. I have used these eggs, yet only for baking. I'm intrigued by the backpacking potential. Hmmm.

  2. check out and scroll down to me lanie or jacob's backpacking trip where she gives the what she all made for her son's 14 day backpacking trip using dehydrated foods. its quite amazing! she also has a website my honey pie ... scd style which has some info also. sounds like a great trip!

  3. What a great trip! We love to camp too and are always looking for travel friendly SCD foods, so I'll have to check out that link above.