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How can I pull it off?<br><br>
Basically I'll be doing an organic farming internship in rural montana for 6 months, the nearest HFS is 40 min away and I don't know how to drive. I figured I could bring some dried items with me (tvp, vital wheat) but I don't know if they will last that long. I figured some of you guys make it work somehow so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Please note I'll need to get enough nutrients to put in 8 hrs of farm work so the heartier the better
 

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Canned beans work really well. And you'll definitely be able to get fresh vegetables and maybe brown rice and whole wheat bread, right?<br><br><br><br>
Also, see if anyone else at this organic farm would be interested in taking you with them when they shop. (If you tell them about the HFS, there's always a small chance that they either already go there or they are interested.) A lot of people welcome good company and are gracious in situations where people don't have a car. Hope this helps!
 

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I live in the middle of nothing and nowhere and here's some of my tricks to getting on:<br><br><br><br>
Go with real foods and go with shelf-stable stuff - especially if you're not going to be going into town too many times. You might not be able to go to the HFS at all so get what you have access to and what will stock up.<br><br><br><br>
The stuff you're thinking about bringing will also keep well, but do store it in an air-tight container (you don't want little buggies in your stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> ). Basically, anything dried will store for up to 6 months if it's stored properly so bring what you can that will store well - if you're able.<br><br><br><br>
For the heartiness factor, go with things like beans and whole grains and don't forget to add some extra fat in there, too (carbs burn best in a fuel of fat). If you can get nuts, add those in at every meal but if you can't, some olive oil (if you can get it/bring it) or some canola oil will work, too.<br><br><br><br>
If UPS/FedEx/??? delivers to your area, think about ordering online, too. You can get a "Pay as you go" refillable credit card at any Safeway and most (all?) online sources do take them. Just be sure to check the online store of your choice to verify that there won't be a problem, and be sure to keep your eye on your card balance b/c that thing can deplete like *snap* if you're not too careful.<br><br><br><br>
You didn't mention if you're going to have access to a freezer/fridge while you're there and you also didn't mention if you'd be eating some of the stuff you're growing.
 

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Keep in mind that in places where things are spread out like they are in Montana or Texas, a 40 minute drive isn't all that bad. Have you checked with the people you'll be staying with? Since they're running an organic farm, maybe they'll be more understanding of your needs - and maybe they do business with that HFS anyway. You might find that it isn't as bad as you expect. Just stock up on canned beans and dried spices, and rice and other grains for your staples.<br><br><br><br>
(Or is this an organic-beef farm?)
 
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