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Planning meals for 17 on a rafting trip - HELP!!

post #1 of 6
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Well, yea! One of my friends finally got a permit to do the middle fork of the salmon.

We have three rafts going and 17 people including kayakers.

I volunteered to plan the meals for the trip because if I don't then we will all be eating c**p - if you know what I mean - pre-packaged junk food that will partially hydroginate my body and leave me sick after a week with that stuff!

So, I need help - if anyone has ever done this before, I need help! I am not sure of the logistics so any advice is welcome!

Thanks!
post #2 of 6
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Sorry, I should add this - the trip is for 6 days, thanks!
post #3 of 6
Hey-oh!

It's been awhile, but I used to work for rafting companies (ok not as a guide but of course I ended up on the rivers LoTs!) so I know a leeetttle bit about meals like this.

First thing we gotta know is how much space do you have for packing???

and the first thing I can recommend, regardless of space, is hummus...
post #4 of 6
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Thank you so much for responding to my question.

I decided to let the group go with a company that packs and supplies all the food for the trip.

But my husband and I are just looking into buying a raft for our family and I would love to have some ideas as to what you think would work for extended raft trips.
post #5 of 6
HI!
I seem to remember lots of things like bulk falafel, hummus mix, etc. and some fresh fruits/veggies that keep well. Pancakes work great b/c you can cook them over a fire or with a portable stove and all you need is some pancake mix (premade by yourself or boxed), they're great for any meal. If you eat meat, jerky. Tempeh keeps pretty well too I think... You'd need to check on that one, but I remember eating that once. Lemmesee... hm I can't think of anything else right now. Bagels are a bread that holds up well and is good for sandwiches or breakfast. Be sure you have really great wetbags to keep everything dry...
The food the company packs will probably be better than you think - keep in mind that these are river people we're talking about and they're usually pretty conscious of stuff like that, in my experience. And you won't have to be responsible for anyone going hungry if you didn't pack enough, or for those who won't like what you packed... trust me, the responsibility would've been overwhelming! :LOL
post #6 of 6
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You are right about it being overwhelming. To be honest I am glad I'm not doing it - I am so busy as it is. I think I would have been fine doing it for even 10 people, but I think I would have been in over my head with this one. LOL
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