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Raw & Primitive Campers

Meet up with other like minded raw and primitive camper from around the world to discuss equipment, hiking, backpacking, etc.

Website: http://www.jerichosunfire.com
Members: 134
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2015

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Who wants to go backpacking in the summer?

Started by Milos Stepita Mar 16, 2013. 0 Replies

What food do you take backpacking?

Started by Lyle. Last reply by Vincent Franzen Nov 13, 2012. 8 Replies

7 day trek

Started by WinterRunner. Last reply by Radical Raw Sep 24, 2012. 12 Replies

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Comment by Shae on July 30, 2012 at 1:26pm

Hey everyone! Glad I found this group, I can always use some tips and guidance for keeping things organic and raw while on hiking trips and even any other activities in the great outdoors. :)

Comment by WinterRunner on June 19, 2012 at 5:23am

Stoked to have found this group! New to HCRV and I have absolutely no idea how I'm gonna carry enough fruit/veg on my back on my next trip.....

Comment by abdulkadir diba on January 20, 2012 at 1:34am

happy to join the group,this kind of activity is really good especially when in african jungles.members can contact me when visiting east africa especially kenya.you can have it all in kenya plus warm weather.

Comment by mango on November 23, 2009 at 12:21pm
I spent almost three months in Mexico and found it quite easy to obtain high quality, tree ripened fruit and greens. I rented a cheap semi-furnished apartment in Bucerias ($150 @ month), just north of Puerto Vallarta. Every day there were trucks honking their horns loaded with different kinds of delicious avocadoes, mangoes, oranges, papayas, bananas, cantaloupes, pineapples, tomatoes, etc. They were straight from local farms, without any of the fungicides applied to store bought fruit trucked in from Guadalajara. I also found lots of fresh, organic fruit in my neighbourhood, especially coconuts, papayas, guamuchil and noni fruit, which I picked myself, or generous neighbours kindly offered me, free of charge. I ate like a king for less than $10 a day!
Comment by miriam on November 19, 2009 at 1:53am
Just back from 10 weeks trekking through France and Spain and giving a bit of an update.
I agree with Ryan, it is quite a thing to do hiking raw. In France I found lots of fruit in the wild and even in Spain I could easily find grapes (Rioja) and figs and apples and nuts. For the rest of my time I ended up planning my day trips really well. I refuse to stock up on food that I would need to carry all day. Neither did I want to eat too much raisins and dates. When shops were available during the day I would buy and eat right away. If not available I would stock up on apples, cherimoya and bananas. Apples or other not so soft food were the best, soft food spoils easily. Also I drank quite a lot of water during the day. I never carried more than half a liter, it is very easy to find water or ask for it. The only days I turned to vegan and not raw food were the days I walked for 9 to 10 hours (around 40-50km). I had to eat so much and that did bother me at times. My guess is that I was raw 75% of the time, I ate more almonds then usual.
I carried about 6 kgs of clothes and equipment, about 2 kgs for food. Anyone else want to share about hiking on raw?
Comment by Via on September 8, 2009 at 11:10pm
If you camp near trees, a hamac and a mosquito net supported by a rope are lighter and more fun to sleep in than a tent. That allows you to carry more fruit! But I do love Ryan's idea of planning the trip around foraging opportunities!
Comment by Ryan V. on September 8, 2009 at 3:47pm
Oh, and if you drop the stove and fuel, use leaves or sands for a ground pad, use a bivy for a tent (or if the weather is good go without), (and possibly use a spring instead of a filter) you save a LOT of weight!
Comment by Ryan V. on September 8, 2009 at 3:42pm
Hey Miriam, I've done my share of raw backpacking. Not the easiest I will admit. That's why I try to do it when I know there will be lots of forageable food in season, and I pick places that I know will have it. I found one place out in the wild with a spring and an apple tree with 300 apples on it. Not far was a fig tree. Pine nuts and prickly pear fruit were also in season along with Manzanita and blackberries. That was an exceptional find though. You can almost be guaranteed that greens in some form will be around almost anywhere, but I like to take seaweed and spirulina along just in case. Buckwheat seems to travel well and if you toss some cinnamon and honey and coconut with a few almonds or what not in you're good to go with whatever dried goodies like dates or raisins you might have. (all soaked overnight)

I'm a glutton for punishment though. I pack fruit. I don't care if I have to make a couple trips. Usually I'll just carry it with my hands in bags if it doesn't fit my pack. Grapefruit, oranges, apples, even melons!! On the up side, you don't have to pack as much water and you have TONS of energy!!
Comment by miriam on July 11, 2009 at 2:31am
has everyone already left for camping, hiking, and other fun stuff?
Comment by miriam on July 7, 2009 at 7:11am
Just found this group. I am so curious how you go hike raw. I did 4 days and then 6 days and had a hard time with fruit, to carry it with me is quite a challenge. I could not see any more dates at the end of the last trip!

Anyway I am off for a three week walk from Geneva on my own. Open for all suggestions for food that I can carry. There is not a shop every day so what other options than dry fruit do you people use?
 

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