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Vegan?

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Leiflet, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Leiflet

    Leiflet Nomad

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    Just curious to know what vegan contingent we have? I'll put my hand up.

    Cheers,
    Leif
     
  2. Goatboy

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    Only if you have the energy now...:eek:
     
  3. Leiflet

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    Ho, ho. Should have seen that one coming.:lmao:
     
  4. Goatboy

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    Sorry. But if nothing else I'm predictable.
     
  5. Ash Blue

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    What do you mean?
     
  6. Leiflet

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    To clarify, I'm referring to not eating animal products. I would be interested to know if anyone has a take on not making any use of animal products at all, but I pretty much take it as a non-starter in the kind of lifestyle we indulge in. And, of course, that discussion goes a bit off-topic.

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    Leif
     
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    rik_uk3 Banned

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    Nothing wrong with eating lots of vegetables and salads as I do but I like mine served with meat, lots of meat. :)
     
  8. Leiflet

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    Hm, I'm getting the impression that I'm the oddball here. If there are vegans out there, don't be shy. I have no (conscious) agenda - I'm just interested.

    Cheers,
    Leif
     
  9. santaman2000

    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I'm partial to a taco Salad myself :)
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    i suspect that there might be a few. I know there are a few here who don't eat meat at least but probably make use of non-flesh animal products.
     
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    Can Vegans eat mushrooms? They're closer to animals than plants...
     
  12. PDA1

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    IMO nothing oddball about being vegan. It is difficult to maintain an adequate nutrition level and be vegan, and IMO even more difficult when backpacking. That uses up enormous quantities of energy, which can adequately be replaced by carbs and (veg) fats. However, you also need a fair amount of protein to refresh damaged muscle. I usually add protein powder to my freezer bag meals, particularly morning porridge.
     
  13. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    What about bananas?

    They apparently share 50% of the DNA with Humans so when we eat one do we become part time cannibals? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    Plants animals and fungi diverged as groups so long ago that any discussion of what is more closely related to something else is more or less meaningless.

    No, I'm not a vegan either.
     
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    I do like vegetarian food, as most UK folk concentrate on the meat it's nice when someone does good things with veg. So saying I also like pretty unadulterated veg, that way getting all the taste and texture that should be there. Things like tomatoes and peppers I'll keep in the fruit bowl and eat them as such. And you can't beat fresh shelled peas and beans. I do however also like meat and fish. If I cant catch it/kill it myself all the better for me as it's had a great life and then minimum pain (if at all) and is treated with respect afterwards.

    I'd say meat is maybe 10% of my diet these days.
     
  16. Leiflet

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    Thanks peeps. That, at least, confirms that I'm not the only oddball around here.:eek:

    Cheers,
    Leif
     
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    I'm not vegan, I do like honey, I can manage to eat a little mature cheddar, and my boots, belts, bags and sheaths are often made of leather. I do eat yeast.
    I don't eat meat, I don't eat fish :yuck: I avoid dairy 'cos it gives me horrendous indigestion, and I don't eat eggs.

    There are no problems finding sufficient food of sufficient quality to sustain a healthy active life on a vegan diet. There is only one trace vitamin that is at all problematical and yeast gives that quite easily.

    cheers,
    Toddy
     
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    That raises the question of those who are mostly vegan, but take meds derived from animal products (vaccine cultures come to mind)
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Depends on exactly what veg to me. Some are great as salads (proper salads this time. LOL. Not the meat salads i mentioned earlier) However my cooked veg (peas, beans, collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, etc.) I prefer cooked the southern way; either boiled with meat grease and fat pork (ham hocks, hog jowl, or salt pork) or fired/sauted in pork grease.
     
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    I'm paleo veggie, with the exception of road kill or something I've taken myself, I won't buy flesh and will go without if there is none. I'm comfy with it.

    Rev G
     

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