View Full Version : Going Camping... what food?

05-19-2004, 12:17 PM
I'm going camping for 4 days this long weekend. I'm on a heavy bulking diet right now trying to take in 3000+ calories a day of mostly clean food. I'll have a barbeque handy so I'm thinking about bringing a bunch of chicken breasts and hamburgers. Other than that the only thing I planned to bring was 4 liters of milk, 4 gallons of water, a load of a nutrigrain bars and a loaf of bread.

What are some things I could bring to eat? Basically everything has to be ready made, or be grilled.

And in all honesty, I'll probably be drunk 90% of the time, so nothing too complicated. This is the one of the 3 or 4 times a year that I actually drink.

05-19-2004, 12:40 PM
turkey hamburger
pork roll
hot dogs
italian sausages
cold cuts
protein powder
PS, 3000 is maintenance for most people, 4k+ would be a bulk

05-19-2004, 12:48 PM
I'd say just make sure you're at eating at least "some" protein. Use this weekend as a break from your normal bodybuilding diet and eat what you want. You will most likely come back even more focused than before.

05-19-2004, 01:00 PM
Bear in mind that the alcohol will halt protein synthesis so there's no need to worry too much about things. Just ensure you're eating enough to prevent catabolism.

05-19-2004, 01:41 PM
I weigh 132lbs right now, 3000 calories a day is giving me almost a pound a week.

I'm hoping to just maintain my weight over the weekend. I'll be hitting the gym right before I leave so its really only a 3 day break from lifting.

I guess I should bring a bunch of fruits and vegetables too...

05-19-2004, 01:52 PM
If you're binge drinking for a weekend, I hardly think you should be so concerned about the rest of your diet. I'm not saying don't drink, just loosen up for the weekend.

Podium Kreatin
05-20-2004, 10:08 PM
its gonna be hard to bulk at 3k cals (ur 132lbs, i dont' think its necessary to eat that much, i was 132lbs before) on a cmaping trip, unless u are one of those guys who bring a RV w/ fridge w/ directv to "camp" w/:)

05-20-2004, 10:51 PM
How many calories should I be taking in daily at 132lbs? I'm 5' 7" 21 years old (although I look like I'm 15).

I'll be the MC of the barbeque for the majority of the weekend, and I brought a load of other food. I should have no problem getting 3k calories a day.

05-21-2004, 10:09 AM
Hate to say this but alcohol is your worst enemy. A lot of info out there, here is one article: Alcohol (http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?page=Alcohol) , If you are trying to put on healthy weight and increase strength, stay away from booze. One of the hardest things I do is pass on the beers after hockey or softball. It really is detrimental to training. Right now I try and stick to a six pack a weekend on my cheat day (gonna blow it this weekend, May24). Have a good time and don't worry too much about it.


05-22-2004, 03:15 PM
Have a good time. Just eat normally. Few burgers, brats ect. eat when you hungry. I wouldn't bother trying to stuff yourself.
4 days won't kill you.

05-22-2004, 10:45 PM
beef jerkey...

05-22-2004, 11:53 PM
camping? Staple camping foods include bacon, eggs, and beans.. along with alot of toast.

Saint Patrick
05-23-2004, 01:33 AM
Pack lots of Tuna, and don't forget the Can Opener.

05-23-2004, 05:59 AM
also this is a time when mrp's come in handy :)

05-23-2004, 07:04 AM
and don't forget the Can Opener.

Been there, done that!!
How annoying!

05-23-2004, 12:38 PM
The tuna in the pouch would be good and empties take up less room. If your driving in not an issue.

05-24-2004, 10:38 AM
Bring a big jar of Natty PB w/ a double loaf of WW. :)

Some MRP's or Protein bars may be key as well.