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Old 05-31-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Filling a pantry, stocking a fridge for Full timing

Hi everyone:

I'm at the stage of stocking the pantry/fridge for our full time travel.

I'm curious to know how you prep for a long trip. Obviously, if there are farmer's markets nearby, I'll frequent those. But I want to know about staples: where to keep them so they don't get affected by fluctuations in temperature (We are going to mostly hot places). How much to bring? Do you stock up on your favourite items? Mostly I am interested in how you keep perishables fresh?

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:29 PM   #2
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Store basic staple items and plan ingredients to prepare meals for at least several days at a time, as you would at home.

I like lower areas for mini pantries, as they aren't as susceptible to high heat as high cabinets.

Unless you are heading out into the wilderness, grocery stores are everywhere and you can replenish as you travel, from stores and farmers markets.

Have a great time.


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Old 05-31-2015, 09:54 PM   #3
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There are even full meals which require NO refrigeration!!! Try.. Nuke-n-eat!
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If there is a seasoning that you like in your area add it to your pantry. We like Dale's steak sauce when grilling steaks. It is not found everywhere.
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Chocolate, chocolate and Scotch. Everything else can be bought at local grocery stores along the way....
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X2 on the Spam!
Comes in bacon, smoke and teriyaki flavors!
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:38 PM   #7
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'Hidden' Pantry

We found a space behind the pullout drawer under the couch where small short boxes filled with backup staples can be stored. It requires lifting up the couchbed & pulling out the drawer to open position to access, but my wife keeps all kinds of canned, jarred & boxed supplies. Just pick a sturdy cardboard box & don't get it too heavy.

Also buy the little jar McCormick spices - you can get a lot of varieties, takes less space & deals better with reduced shelf life.
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This OP appears to be vegan, guys, so SPAM is not an option for her.


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We found a space behind the pullout drawer under the couch where small short boxes filled with backup staples can be stored. It requires lifting up the couchbed & pulling out the drawer to open position to access, but my wife keeps all kinds of canned, jarred & boxed supplies. Just pick a sturdy cardboard box & don't get it too heavy.

Also buy the little jar McCormick spices - you can get a lot of varieties, takes less space & deals better with reduced shelf life.
I use an area under one of the rear benches, in a trunk organizer....I like the dividers , which keep things neat and tidy even as supplies are running low.


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Chocolate, chocolate and Scotch. Everything else can be bought at local grocery stores along the way....
Chocolate and Scotch - - wonderful!
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We are out from home six months a year, at least. No need to stock up unless heading into the boonies for awhile, but only then. Everything is available on the road, especially fresh foods which we use a lot of. Just carry the basic everyday stuff. Airstream pantries can be warm near the top if next to the fridge, overhead wall lockers also because of the sun on the exterior. Keep heavy cookware and food supplies near the trailer center to maintain even loads on the the tires and help avoid too heavy or too light hitch weights.

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I don't see the reference to vegan eating. We never carry more than a couple days food. Walmarts, grocery stores, convenience stores, and markets are everywhere. If there is something that you particularly like and it's not readily available I would pack it fir sure. We carry two meals worth of microwave junk in case we need in an emergency, also a can of beans or something that may not need to be cooked. Jim
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"I don't see the reference to vegan eating"


It's on a different thread.



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Yes, Maggie, you are correct. I am a strict vegetarian with a large part of our diet vegan. So spam won't cut it for us, but it sure did make me laugh. It's the thought that counts...I'm sure you guys will eventually get tired (or, more hopefully) inspired by my vegan recipe sharing on this forum. Even better, in person! I LOVE to bake. And love to share. Looking forward to meeting some of you on the road!
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