What veggies can last w/out refrigeration?
So, I'm going to be doing a lot of camping this summer, and I'm trying to think of some good veggies that dont need to be refrigerated, but that wont get destroyed in a backpack (ie- tomatos) and that aren't too heavy (potatos). So far I've thought of small onions, hot peppers, sweet peppers, green beans (?) and garlic. I know there have to be more! Thanks for the help.
This is not exactly a veg. but don't forget that ginger root travels really well, is super light weight, and would add some zing to your cooking. Also, are you familiar with Just Tomatoes dried veggie products? They travel SO well, and are light weight. I have just eaten them plain, but their web site says they are great in recipes, you might look into it... I found their stuff at my local super market: http://www.justtomatoes.com/ I like that the stuff is just plain fruits and veggies, and it's organic.
I used to go on an annual hike/camp in the Grand Canyon. One of my favorite snacks after a long hot hike is hummus(buy the mix in bulk) and cucumber slices.
We would set camp by a creek, so I would bring an extra plastic grocery bag, throw my veggies in, and tie them to a rock in the water to keep cool.
If you don't have the cool water option, you can still take cukes, but eat them the first or second day as snacks.
Dried wild mushrooms! Practically zero weight, lots of flavor, and very versatile. Bring rice along too, some packets of herbs (also dried) and have porcini risotto in the wilderness!