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Question from a new guy.

Thank for posting more suggestions! The more I have to work with the more I can narrow down a plan with some variety. You all are awesome! Keep the ideas coming.

Mar 29, 2012
hamhockpunk in General Topics

Question from a new guy.

Thanks for the kudos Big Bad Voodoo Lou! My main goal is to try to graduate with as little debt as possible. I feel like eating this way will help me stay focused for the demands that school will throw at me. I have considered a dehydrator. Any suggestions on an quality affordable one?

Mar 29, 2012
hamhockpunk in General Topics

Question from a new guy.

Wow! Thanks ya'll! There is a lot for me to get through. Here is my situation:

Right now the situation is not too bad, but Tuesday and Thursday I have stay on campus from 9am until 9pm. 12 hours on a college campus will drive anyone crazy, but one of my biggest problems is hauling everything around. I already have my laptop, binder, three fairly large books, and my lunch. Hauling all this stuff around for 12 hours leaves me pretty wiped by the end of the day. I also work a full time job, as I mentioned in my initial post, and if I'm not working I'm doing homework. Gotta maintain that GPA. The original mindset I had when I started to think about this is how people carried food with them during the times before refrigeration. I thought of cured and dried meats, pickled stuff, etc. Unfortunately my cold packs, I have two of them, and my insulated bag don't keep things too cold through out the day. If I eat the stuff by noon then I'm solid, but if I save anything for dinner then it's generally lukewarm. I really want to try and stay away from processed food, but I know I can't completely avoid it. Maybe I'm being unrealistic, but I just finished the Border Series by Cormac McCarthy and I have myself convinced that I can do it like the cowboys. The biggest problem I'm going to have is when I transfer to the university this fall. I will be riding my bike about 10 miles each way and I will have to carry all the materials I need for my classes. Being a computer science and math major means that I will have a lot of stuff to lug around on a bike back and forth. This is why I'm trying to find a way to eat without, or limited by, refrigeration and/or ways to heat up food. I have done plenty of PB and honey sandwiches. They were my jam for a while, but I eventually grew tired of that.

Hopefully this info will generate more suggestions. Not that you all haven't helped me out in a huge way. Thanks for all the responses and I'll try some this stuff out now.

Mar 28, 2012
hamhockpunk in General Topics

Question from a new guy.

Here is my situation. I'm a student and work full time. My wife is equally busy. Due to my schedule, cooking is very difficult. But, even if I could cook, there is a lack of refrigeration at school and a lack of tools to heat up a meal in both places. The last thing is that being at school all day and not having access to storage I have to carry my meals with me and all my books as well. It's not the easiest thing since I'm on campus close to 12 hours.

My question is:
Does anyone have any good ideas on how I can feed myself with these circumstances?

I understand that my whole life is not laid out in detail, so it's hard to assess what my free time, which is limited at best, looks like. However, I need to figure this out before I start school this fall because my time will be even more limited with the course load I will have. The last thing I would like to request, in whatever responses I might get to this post, is that the food I eat be as far away from processed as possible.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Mar 28, 2012
hamhockpunk in General Topics