Without a cooler is my way of travel
I disliked needing to buy ice again and again, disliked things getting soggy/wet, worried about keeping chicken fresh, too much trouble, too much room it took up for the rewards it offered.
Eggs can stay edible without refrigeration for 10-12 days even if bought from a grocery store, Spam now comes in single serving envelopes, green tomatoes will ripen in the window. Onions and potatoes stay edible if they are out of the sun. Broccoli doesn’t last past a day if the weather is warm. Cabbage is great if you peel off the leaves instead of cutting the head in half. Rock hard avocados last for a week or so. Limes last at least a week. Tortillas last, I think, forever. Almond milk lasts for a very long time.
I miss lettuce, cheese, and yogurt. I miss seafood (but have been given fresh caught trout!). I hanker for ice cream sometimes. A salad would be nice. I develop a craving for chicken livers sometimes, and swing into the nearest Chesters.
Truck Camper Recipes:
The salad below was made from 1/2 can of black beans, 1 tiny can of corn, 1/2 can of tomatoes, some spicy pickles, some chipotle powder, and a capful of ginger/sesame salad dressing. It was heavenly, and enough leftovers for breakfast. The can of beans was the start. While at the WRTR a woman said “Don’t you eat beans? I have 1 can every day.” I was startled since I had never thought of canned beans as something tasty. I was very wrong. This meal above kept me happy all day.
Breakfast of Spam, eggs and bean dip. 1/2 for breakfast, 1/2 for lunch.
Then sometimes there is a gift of peaches.