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vegan and camping
In a few days I will go camping and like to ask you, how do you cook your meal (and what) while camping.
It will be my first time camping as vegan, so I am a bit overchallenced.
What do you eat at festivals and how? I will not carry that much kitchen stuff with me.
Thanks for your advices. :)
We just returned from a bike trip with camping.
Actually, if you have two pots and a cooker all you need is a knife and a spoon, some salt and oil (too hot for margerine).
Our all-time favourites (lunch/ dinner)
* Spaghetti with Tomato sauce! For extra protein add smoked tofu (I see you live in Germany, too -- you can get the tofu from Alnatura or dm that doesn't need to go into the fridge). You could even cook everything in one pot, starting with cubed fresh tomatoes and onions, and then adding the noodles (takes some more time for the noodles).
* Lentils and rice, coconut mixed vegetables and rice, peanutbutter sauce and rice...
* Mixed vegetables and millet.
All of this can be cooked in reasonable time.
For breakfast I usually take lots of bread and breadspreads, plus a big bag of apples.
In Germany we have (as I'm sure you know) lots of vegan sausages/ready-made-food. Especially the ones by VeggieLife/Viana keep very well without refrigeration because they're made from a mix of soya and wheat gluten.
Viana (Picknicker etc) and Wheaty (RedHotChiliPeppers etc)also have some that don't need refrigeration at all.
There's even vegan ravioli in a can.
See some products here, I'm sure you know most or all:
- bread with whatever spread you like
- muesli/oats/cornflakes etc with soy milk or juice
- homemade cake
- biscuits, homemade cookies/bars, etc
- Alpro desserts
Some festivals seem to have good vegan food stalls, see for example pictures from Wacken 2011: http://www.christiankoeder.com/2011/08/wacken-2011.html
Just take some packaged stuff, and stuff you like ;) Don't force yourself to eat sth super healthy ;)
For a few days, you don't need anything special. For backpack camping, I take powdered soy milk with granola. Even eating granola with water is good as it's already very sweet etc. I usually take things that don't require cooking, and if it needs to be cooked, something that only takes a few minutes such as noodles. Dried fruit and nuts for the trail. Take things that are light and easy.
If you are car-camping etc. where weight is not a problem, you can basically take the same things you normally eat at home. Even fresh vegetables will last outside of the refrigeration for a day or two.