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    Default Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    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.

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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    there is hot water in the portable bathrooms for campers. bring lots of cup'o'ramon and use the hot water to cook it.
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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    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

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    lunchables, lol.

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    Tuna

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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    They have hot water! Sweet. That changes everything.

    Thanks a bunch

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    hhm.m..
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    chips and salsa
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozabilly54 View Post
    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?
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    Sack lunches


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    I plan on bringing in LOADS & LOADS of Cliff bars!!


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    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?
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    why dont you bring a turkey and mashed potatoes. yum yum dum dum.
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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    anyone from the indio area know where the closest large grocery store is?

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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    i remember there being a Ralphs on the main road right outside the festival site. less than 5 minutes away if i'm right.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    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)?!

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    o.o...

    I think I eat about 2400 calories a day...probably more cause I eat a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI_GRL View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911wasaninsidejob View Post
    I plan on bringing in LOADS & LOADS of Cliff bars!!

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

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    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).

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    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.

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    Food?
    Water, Beer & Tic Tacs!
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    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
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    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...
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    Default Re: Bringing your own food. Suggestions wanted

    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.

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    Cliff Bars !!!

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