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kundera
02-02-2007, 02:22 PM
I would like to cut down on my costs by brining in my own food. The obvious problem is that there are no camp stoves allowed, which is a good thing when you think about it.

Breakfast shouldn't be a problem but lunch and dinner might be. I was thinking along the lines of cold canned beans and pasta. Not very tasty sounding.

Any suggestions? What have some of you veterans done in the past.

Thanks

mozabilly54
02-02-2007, 02:25 PM
there is hot water in the portable bathrooms for campers. bring lots of cup'o'ramon and use the hot water to cook it.

SFChrissy
02-02-2007, 02:28 PM
Sandwich 'n Salad stuff should work!!! Get a rotiserie chicken from the grocery store that's a few meals there

Cantelope/Honey Dew Melon
Salami/Turkey/Ham
Cheese
Raw Veggies...carrots/cucumber/broccoli/cauliflower

dekr510
02-02-2007, 02:43 PM
lunchables, lol.

baddream
02-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Tuna

kundera
02-02-2007, 03:26 PM
They have hot water! Sweet. That changes everything.

Thanks a bunch

gelica40
02-02-2007, 03:28 PM
hhm.m..

gelica40
02-02-2007, 03:29 PM
chips and salsa

amyzzz
02-02-2007, 03:43 PM
there is hot water in the portable bathrooms for campers. bring lots of cup'o'ramon and use the hot water to cook it.

That's awesome. I thought about asking this question myself.

Hey, can you brush your teeth in the bathrooms? Is that water drinkable, or do I need to bring bottled water in the bathroom with me?

SojuGorae
02-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Sack lunches

http://www.photospin.com/content/photos/thumb/0490064.jpg

911wasaninsidejob
02-02-2007, 09:47 PM
I plan on bringing in LOADS & LOADS of Cliff bars!! :)

http://multisport.battles.cc/cliff-bar.gif

GTI_GRL
02-02-2007, 10:54 PM
Last year, we didn't bring much.

This year, fresh fruit (apples, bananas, etc...), energy bars, water/tea, energy drinks, lunchables (or bring meat/cheese/string cheese), fruit rollups and the 100% fruit kind, chips, dips, carrots/celery, club crakers, ranch, Pb&J, bread, and so on. If you go in a group, split the list, and pack the items in mutliple ice chests. And freeze your water and teas!!!!!! less ice = save money

Might try the cliff bars, best kind?

airguitarvet
02-02-2007, 11:38 PM
why dont you bring a turkey and mashed potatoes. yum yum dum dum.

frozen pilgrim
02-03-2007, 12:45 AM
anyone from the indio area know where the closest large grocery store is?

drugstorecowgirl
02-03-2007, 01:12 AM
i remember there being a Ralphs on the main road right outside the festival site. less than 5 minutes away if i'm right.

Quentin
02-03-2007, 01:14 AM
Military surplus food is good, some suggestions would be:

Food bars by Mayday: 2400 calories, high in vitamins, 0 cholesterol, non-thirst provoking, Coast Guard approved, temperature tolerant -32 to +149 degrees.

Personally, I'm getting MRE's or "Meals ready to eat". They dont' taste too bad, they're fairly cheap if you know where to look and they fill you. Also, they have different kinds of meals, spaghetti, Cheese Tortellini, Pork Ribs, Beef Ravioli, Chili With Beans. They're also pretty light, and the have ones that come with heaters inside the packages.

dinosaurateme
02-03-2007, 01:23 AM
Military surplus food is good, some suggestions would be:

Food bars by Mayday: 2400 calories, high in vitamins, 0 cholesterol, non-thirst provoking, Coast Guard approved, temperature tolerant -32 to +149 degrees.

Personally, I'm getting MRE's or "Meals ready to eat". They dont' taste too bad, they're fairly cheap if you know where to look and they fill you. Also, they have different kinds of meals, spaghetti, Cheese Tortellini, Pork Ribs, Beef Ravioli, Chili With Beans. They're also pretty light, and the have ones that come with heaters inside the packages.


2400 calories!!!!! you want me to go into cardiac arrest? or worse, GET FAT(ter)?!

Quentin
02-03-2007, 01:41 AM
o.o...

I think I eat about 2400 calories a day...probably more cause I eat a lot.

911wasaninsidejob
02-03-2007, 07:01 AM
Military surplus food is good, some suggestions would be:

...Personally, I'm getting MRE's or "Meals ready to eat". They dont' taste too bad, they're fairly cheap if you know where to look and they fill you. Also, they have different kinds of meals, spaghetti, Cheese Tortellini, Pork Ribs, Beef Ravioli, Chili With Beans. They're also pretty light, and the have ones that come with heaters inside the packages.

I used to eat those in the Army. We had many names for those things.

Among them were MRE: "Meals Rejected by Everyone"

LOL

911wasaninsidejob
02-03-2007, 07:03 AM
Last year, we didn't bring much.

This year, fresh fruit (apples, bananas, etc...), energy bars, water/tea, energy drinks, lunchables (or bring meat/cheese/string cheese), fruit rollups and the 100% fruit kind, chips, dips, carrots/celery, club crakers, ranch, Pb&J, bread, and so on. If you go in a group, split the list, and pack the items in mutliple ice chests. And freeze your water and teas!!!!!! less ice = save money

Might try the cliff bars, best kind?

I like them all really. The seasonal ones are really tasty though. This year they made a Pumpkin Spice one.

Courtney
02-03-2007, 10:12 AM
Black cherry cliff bars are super yummy.

But personally, as far as food goes, my music festival camping list if I'm going with a couple people usually looks like some derivation of this:

-whole wheat bread
-spreads for the bread: almond butter, raspberry jam, nutella
-dried fruit: dried mangoes, dried apricots
-nuts: almonds, cashews, peanuts
-fresh fruit: watermelon, apples, grapes, asian pears, cherries, oranges
-hummus
-veggies for dipping: carrot, celery, bell pepper, snow peas
-cheese
-salami
-crackers
-tons of frozen homemade mint green tea
-tons of frozen water

I'm more into snacking than actual full meals :)

stupidweeb
02-03-2007, 12:19 PM
I plan on bringing in LOADS & LOADS of Cliff bars!! :)

http://multisport.battles.cc/cliff-bar.gif

I second the Clif Bars. I'm bringing boxes and eating nothing but Clif Bars the entire weekend.

FakePlasticMe
02-04-2007, 02:38 PM
While all of the fresh fruit/veggies/etc sound tasty and all....as well as the frozen water thing.....this only remains appetizing for one day. The sun comes out and ruins everything, making hot fruit, hot water and hot tuna. It sucks.

Any kind of granola bars work (no chocolate, it melts), those fruit leather things (someone mentioned), and bread. I usually end up eating those already made tuna salad kits (despite it getting very warm by day 2).

smilingdownward
02-04-2007, 06:19 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/Smiling_downward/8077NewRight_160h.jpg

http://www.atasteofthai.com/quickmeals.cfm

the red curry noodles are mighty taisty! easy to fix, and i dont think you would need a microwave, its dooable with hot water just takes a bit longer.

E-rock
02-04-2007, 07:13 PM
Food?
Water, Beer & Tic Tacs!

MarkO
02-04-2007, 09:33 PM
MRE's ?? Perfect choice. Easy to prepare and you won't have to worry about the smelly portaloos later when they live up to their reputation as Meals Refusing to Exit. :)

Quentin
02-05-2007, 02:32 AM
MRE's ?? Perfect choice. Easy to prepare and you won't have to worry about the smelly portaloos later when they live up to their reputation as Meals Refusing to Exit. :)



Yay ^.^ glad to see tha I wasn't crazy for thinking that :D

Disco!
02-05-2007, 05:33 AM
Hummus? Watermelon? Vegetables?
It's a festival people, not a culinary course!

Whatever happened to bringing a box of cereal, and a multi-pack bag of crisps...

Boourns
02-05-2007, 05:46 AM
In 2004 somebody gave be a blueberry nutri-grain bar while waiting in line to get into the festival, and ever since then I've been bringing a box of generics. Costs a dollar or two and I get a lot of easily smuggleable snacks for myself and camp/line buddies. This year I'm going to spring for cliff bars since they are loaded with real ingredients and aren't loaded that white man's poison known as HFCS.

I can't imagine bringing real food to the festival because by 11am I am beyond ready to get the fuck out of camp. I know it's expensive as hell, but there's some real tasty food at Coachella.

I'll bring some snacks or something for all us Arcade Fire campers, for sure. In 2005 my camp buddies introduced me to the wonderful world of Trader Joes BBQ chips, so I am definitely bringing a bag for anyone unfortunate enough to have never tried them.

Carlitos
02-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Cliff Bars !!!

Hannahrain
02-06-2007, 10:17 PM
Amazon.com has an online grocery where you can get things like boxes of clif bars pretty cheap. I bought a box of luna bars and ended up paying like a dollar a bar.

GTI_GRL
02-08-2007, 01:14 AM
If you want a real breakfast, the Augsitine Casino (ave 54 and Van Buren), had $3.99 steak, eggs, and potatoes from 12am-9am. The servings were huge, and I am planning on going again this year. I just hope they still have the steak and egg special (early bird). I felt like getting a meal to go, and putting it in my ice chest for afterwards.

greenglisteningeyes
02-08-2007, 11:26 AM
This is a good post, does anyone know if they sell ice there, to keep foods cold and whatnot?

rhodez
02-08-2007, 12:58 PM
mate it sounds like some people are bringing a whole fkin feast... does this mean that americans are really most obese and smelliest people in the world???????!

thaipod
02-08-2007, 01:44 PM
I plan on making a fire by rubbing two sticks together so I can bake a big lasagna. I won't share though, because I'm an asshole.

jorluivil
02-09-2007, 11:18 PM
mate it sounds like some people are bringing a whole fkin feast... does this mean that americans are really most obese and smelliest people in the world???????!


No, it means that we'll spend a lot less $$$$ than you.

If we smell so bad stay home, mate.

DeltaSigChi4
02-09-2007, 11:20 PM
mate it sounds like some people are bringing a whole fkin feast... does this mean that americans are really most obese and smelliest people in the world???????!

Most obese = yes.

Smelliest = debatable.

E

Mctommy
02-10-2007, 08:39 AM
smelliest = indians from india.

dflood75
02-10-2007, 09:11 AM
Can you leave the camp ground at all? Or once your in your in? I thought a microwave in my truck would be the ticket...

DeltaSigChi4
02-10-2007, 11:15 AM
smelliest = indians from india.

I don't know. I've had to search Africans from Africa in the desert before ...



I thought a microwave in my truck would be the ticket...

Where were you planning to plug it in???

E

gaypalmsprings
02-10-2007, 11:35 AM
Clif

blakely
02-10-2007, 12:29 PM
there is hot water in the portable bathrooms for campers. bring lots of cup'o'ramon and use the hot water to cook it.

lol....
Thats so jailhouse........

ayates
02-10-2007, 04:35 PM
I don't know. I've had to search Africans from Africa in the desert before ...




Where were you planning to plug it in???

E

Has anyone ever seen a battery powered microwave? That would be the shit. Nevermind...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Childs-Toy-Microwave-Battery-operated-7-x-9-1-2_W0QQitemZ250082672309QQihZ015QQcategoryZ19181QQs sPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have inquired about the purchase.

dflood75
02-10-2007, 10:02 PM
I don't know. I've had to search Africans from Africa in the desert before ...




Where were you planning to plug it in???

E

you could use a power inverter... My Toyota has an electrical outlet in the back. Its an Fj Cruiser, I think they all come with it, its very handy...

DeltaSigChi4
02-10-2007, 11:18 PM
I don't think that toy microwave is going to help you cook anything.

And power inverter?? That's kinda ghetto. But if your vehicle has outlet, that's cool. Would it handle a microwave??

E

plethora
02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
If you're camping keep in mind its hotter than blazes out there. Hence, you won't be as hungry as you'd think.

My suggestion based on past experience would be lots and lots of fruit, water, cliff bars or other not-quite-as-awesome-as-Cliff-Bars energy bars, and other snacky type foods. You won't spend very much time in camp and you can eat hot or cooked food inside the venue. Also, don't forget the Jameson's and a corresponding sign indicating that your campsite does indeed contain Jameson's.

Encaitare
02-12-2007, 11:50 PM
Simply Asia = gourmet raman, although how can you beat Raman? Also, you can't go wrong with bringing a loaf of bread, a Jar of Peanut butter, and a jar of Jelly. Plastic knife, you are good to go. You think you don't want it, but then you eat it and your like MMMMM, childhood!

trowa888
02-12-2007, 11:52 PM
Odwalla bars kick the ass of Clif bars, by the way.

Gota40ftsquidinmyfridge
02-13-2007, 09:13 AM
sloppy joes

tiffdud41
02-13-2007, 07:37 PM
I'm one of those poeple who has to eat before I go to sleep when I've been drinking. SO, I'm going to bring stuff that sounds good when you're drunk.

stuff to make sandwhiches (meat, mayo bread, cheese)
chips
hostess cupcakes
lemons
saladitos (if you don't know what it is, don't ask, it sounds nasty)
a huge bag of candy (the kind you buy in assorted bags at Wal-Mart)
cream cheese
bagels
an apple/peach pie
tangerines
bannanas
pretzels
cooked chicken (for sandwhiches)
some sort of salad--bean maybe or pasta
peanut butter
jelly
ritz and other crackers
animal crackers
oreos

I'm not big on granola, I'm a REAL american (in other words, a chunk!) haha

GTI_GRL
02-13-2007, 07:42 PM
mate it sounds like some people are bringing a whole fkin feast... does this mean that americans are really most obese and smelliest people in the world???????!

maybe, but with better teeth

tiffdud41
02-13-2007, 08:17 PM
<--plenty smelly

MarkO
02-13-2007, 08:42 PM
Getting back to MRE's ......... are they even allowed in the campground ? There are pretty specific regulations regarding MRE's on planes due to the risk from the flameless heater.

woogie846
02-13-2007, 08:44 PM
lunchables, lol.

Hell Yea!

On your way to Coachella, stop by CPK and pick up some salads and pizzas. They deliver to your car if you call in advance.

corpathina
02-13-2007, 09:14 PM
be careful with those cliff bars.. too many and you'll be in the shitter for a while.

smellslikevagina
02-13-2007, 10:48 PM
Military surplus food is good, some suggestions would be:

Food bars by Mayday: 2400 calories, high in vitamins, 0 cholesterol, non-thirst provoking, Coast Guard approved, temperature tolerant -32 to +149 degrees.

Personally, I'm getting MRE's or "Meals ready to eat". They dont' taste too bad, they're fairly cheap if you know where to look and they fill you. Also, they have different kinds of meals, spaghetti, Cheese Tortellini, Pork Ribs, Beef Ravioli, Chili With Beans. They're also pretty light, and the have ones that come with heaters inside the packages.

I was caught in a flood once and the Red Cross served my buddies and I a few of those. We sat there and watched them cook before our eyes, it was the highlight of losing our home for a few weeks!

boarderwoozel3
02-14-2007, 03:27 PM
I'm one of those poeple who has to eat before I go to sleep when I've been drinking. SO, I'm going to bring stuff that sounds good when you're drunk.

stuff to make sandwhiches (meat, mayo bread, cheese)
chips
hostess cupcakes
lemons
saladitos (if you don't know what it is, don't ask, it sounds nasty)
a huge bag of candy (the kind you buy in assorted bags at Wal-Mart)
cream cheese
bagels
an apple/peach pie
tangerines
bannanas
pretzels
cooked chicken (for sandwhiches)
some sort of salad--bean maybe or pasta
peanut butter
jelly
ritz and other crackers
animal crackers
oreos

I'm not big on granola, I'm a REAL american (in other words, a chunk!) haha

This is gross, makes me sad to be an American.:nono

tiffdud41
02-14-2007, 05:00 PM
This is gross, makes me sad to be an American.:nono

Did anybody watch Dr. Phil today? that WAS sad....poor kids.

3x5sunrise
02-14-2007, 06:42 PM
Don't bring PB&J...bad bad things happen to peanut butter left in 100+ heat during the day. And definitely don't think you can eat it. Bad decsions all around.

Mctommy
02-14-2007, 07:21 PM
MRE's are badass.

Just buy a box of them from ebay... the one with the flameless heater.

The other thing is... if you have a truck and can get your hands on one of those power generator, you could have a cooking fest on the top of your Truck bed... I'm sure one of the coolers with plenty of ice would be enough to keep your food without spoiling for 3-4 days.

You can only eat so many cliff bars in the span of 3-4 days...

tiffdud41
02-14-2007, 07:38 PM
Don't bring PB&J...bad bad things happen to peanut butter left in 100+ heat during the day. And definitely don't think you can eat it. Bad decsions all around.

I plan to keep all the melty stuff in an ic chest, duh

lush6
05-01-2007, 07:51 PM
http://www.cookwiththesun.com/
Build your own solar oven! I bet you could modify one of these designs slightly and make a slow cooker. Bring a big piece of beef and cook it all day at a low temperature while you're at the festival. Then have an awesome late night dinner.