best food for road trips?

nageov3t

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anyone have any suggestions? I'm embarking on a 14 hour drive this weekend, most of which will be spent by myself (I'll be riding with someone for the last 2 hours on the way out there, and the first 2 on the way home).
 

fuzzybabybunny

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Definitely beef jerky, a pack of your favorite drinks, uhhh... more beef jerky? I sometimes like to plan trips so I'll be stopping by restaurants or something that are local favorites and that show off the cuisine of the area.
 

Journer

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typical snack foods...chips, soda, jerky, etc...

however you could get fancy and get:
get a power inverter
bring the george forman along
fry up some lean mean burgers and enjoy
;)
 

Miramonti

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I always take lots of energy drinks, Ensure meal replacement drink, water, and veggies, like baby carrots, and maybe some sunflower seeds. That's all I need for a few full days of driving.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: Rip the Jacker
WTF..

I haven't tasted beef jerky in my life.. Is it really that good?

yeah good beef jerky is great.

also you don't need to do anything special ot keep it good. oh and it gets you full on a little amount.


 

Eos

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Get snacks that don't melt if you're driving in the daytime.

Jerky
Smartfood
cooler full of your favorite drinks
 

pstylesss

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Another vote for beef jerky. That stuff will fill you up quick so no need to stop extra to get that fat filled burger. On top of that, you wont need to stop to use the bathroom as much because a little beef jerky goes a long way.
 

dbk

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nuts? granola bars? snickers? any dry food.
edit: dried bananas FTW
 

Eos

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I recently road tripped and tried the Jack Links Beef Steak Nuggets. A bit softer than true jerky so easier to chew. Lots of protein.
 

Kerouactivist

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I like eating dried seasoned edamame and sometimes a trail mix of some sort....

If I were you I would definitely bring a cooler if for anything just the ice....
 

RaistlinZ

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Trail mix is good. Jerky is always a winner. Those wlll get you full, get you plenty of vitamins and protien, and without the loads of fat and sugars of junk food like candy, Doritoes, gold fish, etc.

On a 14 hour drive though you'll probably want to pack a toothbrush though. That trail mix will definately stick to your teeth.
 

acegazda

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I'd probably go with:
Dr. Pepper
a few of my homemade hamburger subs
trader joes chocolate chip cookie dunkers
malted milk balls
 

nageov3t

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thanks for all the replies! looks like I'm going out to buy a cooler and a few bags of ice in the morning :)

would you recommend real ice or one of those block things that you freeze?