Backpacking Food Tip: Suitcase of Instant Noodles?
I’ve known families travelling with kids that get a suitcase and fill half of it with diapers.
Likewise some travellers seem to be backpacking, but actually have a very large bag half filled with instant noodles.
There is no guarantee how and when you’ll find a kitchen (or made shift boilers) in order to cook the noodles, or even heat anything else.
The best bet is to get non-bulky snacks that don’t require preparations, get sandwiches for sort terms. If you’re going to be on the road for a while – buy bread locally, and bring canned tuna (or similar). I had to do this when I was in Portgual where the nearest supermarket was 20 minute walk away, and the next nearest one was a 15 minute drive.
Nuts and protein bars also help for a longer term fix.