The River Radius Podcast

Food Packing for the River

Episode Summary

How many times have you ended a river trip and said that you have enough food for three more days? This episodes talks with two outfitters focused on Grand Canyon River trips. Ceiba provides food for private permit river trips. AZRA provides and prepares meals for their commercial river trips. Between both companies they are packing food for about 230 multi-week river trips each year. They share ideas on how to pack food, how to keep coolers cold and how to keep the kitchen and cooking simple and delicious.

Episode Notes

How many times have you ended a river trip and said that you have enough food for 3 more days?  This episodes talks with two outfitters focused on Grand Canyon River trips.  Ceiba provides food for private permit river trips.  AZRA provides and prepares meals for their commercial river trips.  Between both companies they are packing food for about 230 multi-week river trips each year.  They share ideas on how to pack food, how to keep coolers cold and how to keep the kitchen and cooking simple and delicious.  

This is part of a 3-episode cluster with an overall theme of, HOW TO RUN RIVERS. The specific focus of this episode is about FOOD PACKING FOR THE RIVER.  The other two episodes focus on SWIFTWATER RESCUE and HOW TO GET KIDS ON THE RIVER.  All of the episodes of this cluster are available right now and it does not matter in which order you listen to this cluster.  

While not all river trips are 2-4 weeks in hot desert heat, or deep winter cold, there is a lot to be learned from the food packing crews that provide high grade food, menus, storage and preparation of well over 10,000 river meals a year.  

 

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Rachel Schmidt