Truck camping without a fridge or cooler leads to moldy butter and squishy avocados. This butter is not too old, but thanks to the extreme temperature changes it became moldy fast. I keep hunting for more hints on how to manage the food. I found a site from boat cruisers who decided to go without refrigeration.
The list is very specific and helpful (4 pages!):
- tart apples last longest (4-5) weeks, storing with citrus speeds ripening.
- green peppers last because they segue into yellow peppers then red peppers.
- storing potatoes with apples retard ripening. Cut out eyes as they appear.
- wrap cabbage in newspaper or a towel.
- “We keep unopened containers (of yogurt) for three weeks or more , even in the tropics.”
- buy green tomatoes and wrap individually in paper towels to help them last 3 weeks.
During the 6 months that I was on the road I ate very well the first week after shopping. The second week was a bit sparser. The third week it was soup and Spam and canned pineapple.
I am intent on doing better with food. Do you have any hints?