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    If you were planning on being on the road for 24 hrs straight, sole pilot of the vehicle, and needed fast & dry food to get you through, what would you take?

    I'm planning my BunBurner Gold motorcycle ride (1500 miles in 24 hours) and am trying to figure out what to eat. Only things I can identify that will be easy to shovel through the helmet at gas stops so far is some jerky and nuts... Any other ideas? Pre-primal I used cliff bars, are there any primal-esqe versions of that?

    Water is in a camelback, no big worries with that. I'll have an unsweetened tea or two to get through the wee morning morning hours, between that and banking a bit of sleep for the week prior it shouldn't be too big a deal.

    Thanks!

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    If it were me, I would probably rely on Bulletproof coffee, both for the caffiene to stay awake and for the healthy fats to prevent excess hunger. Do a quick, intense workout when you get to your destination and then have a large, primal meal to break the fast.

    If you'd prefer to eat more, canned sardines and hard boiled eggs at rest stops would be good suggestions.

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    • #3
      apples, jerky

      ...pickles?
      beautiful
      yeah you are

      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
      lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Markbt View Post
        If it were me, I would probably rely on Bulletproof coffee, both for the caffiene to stay awake and for the healthy fats to prevent excess hunger. Do a quick, intense workout when you get to your destination and then have a large, primal meal to break the fast.

        If you'd prefer to eat more, canned sardines and hard boiled eggs at rest stops would be good suggestions.
        Hard boiled eggs is a good idea! I can peel them before I go and shovel them in quickly. Time is of the essence, apples and sardines would be great but way to time consuming, and possibly messy for eating next to the gas pump. My fuel stops are about 6min total, fuel, bio, get moving.
        and LOL. After 23ish hours on the moto my plan when I get home is to grab a couple hours of sleep!
        IDK why, but the bulletproof coffee hasn't really made me less hungry the couple times I've tried it. And I don't want to 'use up' the effectiveness of caffeine before I need it. I'll be up really early (probably rolling by 4am), have a cup of coffee and a good primal meal, then just ride till done, saving the caffeine boost for the nighttime, and hit the sack when I get home (hopefully before 4am!).
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Pemmican, Tanka bars or other beef jerky-ish storage foods. Or smash a banana and some almond butter in a ziploc bag, bite the corner off and squeeze it into your mouth as you go.
          The Champagne of Beards

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
            bite the corner off and squeeze it into your mouth as you go.
            the manly option
            beautiful
            yeah you are

            Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
            lol

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            • #7
              You could sub Lara Bars for the cliff bars. They're kinda spendy though...
              Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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              • #8
                Those Tanka Bars look about perfect! I didn't know they existed. Thanks!
                Biting off the end of a bag and eating that kind of thing on the move is a bit more involved than I'd like to be. Even with the cruise set I don't like to have both hands off the bars.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Karock View Post
                  Even with the cruise set I don't like to have both hands off the bars.
                  Probably not the best idea when you're sleep-deprived, either. I can manage about six hours on bike, then it's time to not be so I can let my brain recharge.

                  Chopped dried fruit in with the nuts (just about typed 'your nuts' - hello, awkward) might be easier to deal with than fresh fruit if you're going for speed ingestion... I would be all over the jerky. Lara bars are super easy to make yourself on the cheap. I imagine cut veggies would keep relatively well for 24 hours, too.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Karock,

                    Some great things to back besides nuts and jerky include hard-boiled eggs, dried fruit, hard cheese, and olives.

                    I wrote a whole post about what to bring on the road if you'd like to check it out: The Definitive Guide to Backpacking Nutrition - Travel 'n' Wellness - I think you'll find some helpful hints in there!
                    Travel, eat well, and learn about life - three things I love to do

                    Curious about what YOU should pack next time you're on the road? Check out my Definitive Guide to Backpacking Nutrition

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                    • #11
                      bullet proof coffee makes me hungry too. you can make home made lara bars. there are recipes all over the place. even something like some raw fruit cake truffle balls. as you can just pop one in your mouth when you stop and gas up. i can post you a recipe if you like. they will be more energy dense than a hard boiled egg. is it going to be hot or cold when you are riding? as in will food melt if you put it in a bag in your pocket or pack?

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                      • #12
                        The primal energy bar recipe here on MDA is great.

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                        • #13
                          85% chocolate

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Karock View Post
                            If you were planning on being on the road for 24 hrs straight, sole pilot of the vehicle, and needed fast & dry food to get you through, what would you take?

                            I'm planning my BunBurner Gold motorcycle ride (1500 miles in 24 hours) and am trying to figure out what to eat. Only things I can identify that will be easy to shovel through the helmet at gas stops so far is some jerky and nuts... Any other ideas? Pre-primal I used cliff bars, are there any primal-esqe versions of that?

                            Water is in a camelback, no big worries with that. I'll have an unsweetened tea or two to get through the wee morning morning hours, between that and banking a bit of sleep for the week prior it shouldn't be too big a deal.

                            Thanks!
                            Last summer I drove from Santa Barbara (near Los Angeles) to Wyoming (near the Tetons). It took me two days. I did stop to sleep in campgrounds. I brought a cooler with pemmican (US Wellness Meats sells some but if you make your own you need no refrigeration) and avocados. I guess on a motorcycle you might have trouble bringing a cooler.

                            What I do for backpack trips is I make dehydrated chicken (bake some boneless, skinless chicken breast, chop and dehydrate), sweet potatoes (cook, mash and dehydrate on parchment paper) and various vegetables. I fill a small peanut butter jar about 3/4 full with this, add some flavor (salt and spices, soup mix, miso soup, whatever) and add water. Let it soak while I hike. Add olive oil and eat after a few hours. Mix up another batch when I'm done and let it soak until the next meal. With a backpacking stove (see Zen Backpacking Stoves - Home of the Alcohol Stove for how to make a small stove) I can melt in some coconut manna or beef tallow for a hot meal.

                            Works with breakfast-type foods like oats, nuts and dried fruit if you don't mind breaking the PB for a little while. There are paleo granola recipes out there you might try, too. I find that dinner-type food tastes fine for breakfast.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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