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Sep 6, 2006 07:34 PM

favorite things to eat during long (4-6hr) car ride?

I do a lot of car camping and would like ideas on food to eat on long car rides/picnic food. I don't bring a cooler so food that can be kept unrefrigerated for 1-2 days.

My standard:
cherry tomatoes


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  1. Sunflower seeds. Not only are they salty & tasty, but the process of opening them in your mouth with your teeth occupies time and keeps you from getting too sleepy.

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    1. re: Frosty Melon

      Pringles are your best friend when driving!


    2. We did the L.A. to S.F. road trip this past week, so it wasn't exactly camping.... I hate getting crumbs and such on my clothes, so we mostly snacked on Fruit and made sure we had PLENTY of water.

      For the rest, we put our chow radar on... we made out pretty good... Old Port Lobster Shack, La Super Rica and Friendly Fred's Hot dogs...


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      1. re: Dommy

        Dommy, I hope you post reviews of Old Port Lobster Shack on the San Francisco Board and La Super Rica on the California Board.

        I haven't heard about Fred's Hot Dogs though.

        1. re: Norm Man

          I have that HIGH on my to-do list! :)


      2. salmon, ahi tuna, turkey, and beef jerky.

        1. I take crackers and laughing cow cheese, dried cherries or other dried fruit. We also take a small cooler you can carry on your arm filled w/ frozen btls of water. Keeps sandwiches, soda or juice cold and, as they unfreeze, you get the bonus of icy cold water too.

          1. Beef jerky

            Animal crackers

            Pop tarts

            Cereal (usu. Cheerios)