Author Topic: Best Tips for Cooking on the Road  (Read 7734 times)

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Offline hikerjer

Re: Best Tips for Cooking on the Road
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2022, 03:19:36 pm »
Just to follow up. Not really a cooking tip but for cleanup afterwards, I find this simple gadget one of the greatest camp kitchen items around. When I got one in my Christmas stocking, my initial reaction was, "oh, just another gimmick". Boy was I wrong. Makes cleanup a whole lot eaier.

https://www.rei.com/product/750412/gsi-outdoors-compact-scraper
« Last Edit: January 28, 2022, 03:28:14 pm by hikerjer »

Offline YourWarning

Re: Best Tips for Cooking on the Road
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2022, 04:16:28 am »
It all depends on how big my bike tour is. Still, when I go somewhere far away, I can usually go to any restaurant and order some delicious dishes that can be wrapped in a paper bag or foil. However, these are mostly low-fat dishes served with bread, for example, some delicious sandwiches with a lot of meat and vegetables, because during a long bike ride, the body needs to get nutrients to continue the tour. I can also go to Japanese restaurants and get some soups, but this rarely happens. So, I hope it will help ya.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2022, 07:31:33 am by YourWarning »

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Best Tips for Cooking on the Road
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2022, 02:02:17 am »
Nobody will fall dead from excluding fruits and vegetables from his diet for 6 weeks or 2 months. There is still a problem with it, anyhow. Such a short period of time is not the test of whether or not the diet is harmful. You could say the same thing for exposure to solar radiation. You certainly will not fall dead or contract cancer immediately from being exposed to direct solar radiation for months. Those maladies develop over time. What might seem negligible now may develop into something much more serious when the body and the health begin to decline from natural causes. It's in the future when the bad part kicks in. There are many things people can do or not do in the short run which might not have any immediate adverse consequences. It's in the long term that these matters must be considered. There have been anthropological studies on the diets of various populations around the world. Two main takeaways are these. In societies with high quantities of consumption of meat, there is a high degree of heart disease and diabetes, among other maladies. In populations that consumed almost only 100% fresh fruits and vegetables and only a little meat, there were no signs of heart disease or diabetes anywhere. That study came from Dr Nathan pritikin. There are videos on YouTube about four or five young women who bicycled the Trans American route. They commented I don't know how many times on how they went through all these dinky little towns. Sometimes a cafe would be closed or out of business and all there were were convenience stores. They had videos of themselves sitting on the sidewalk in front of the store. They held up one item of junk food after another after another insisting it was all they could find. After some time they complained about having problems with their stomachs. They felt queasy and unsteady and dizzy and sick. There was another video by a woman who bicycles gravel trails. She experienced something similar to that. When she got to these little settlements small stores were her only choice for food. In fact they did not have anything that was really food. It was highly processed junk that could be chewed and swallowed, yes, but it was not really food. She complained about the same kind of sickness and illness in the gut. I cross the United States by bicycle and I got caught in the convenience store trap for about 4 days. I felt like hell. I had lost almost all my energy. I was going downhill fast and I did not like what was at the bottom. I finally got to where I could eat real food with nutrition and vitamins and minerals. It made a big difference.

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: Best Tips for Cooking on the Road
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2022, 08:58:28 am »
Nobody will fall dead from excluding fruits and vegetables from his diet for 6 weeks or 2 months.
As someone who takes an anticoagulant, the therapeutic dosage of which is affected by certain types of vegetables, I could get into serious trouble (e.g., internal bleeding) with a  diet change that excluded vegetables unless I underwent frequent clotting level monitoring, which would be a royal PITA on the road.  I took a big enough chance when I spent 4 months on the road with no monitoring, but by daily dosage had been very stable for a long time.  Still, I had to pay attention to what I was eating and regulate it as best as possible under the circumstances.