So I'm trying to get ready for my son and my next step - backpacking instead of car camping - and have been pushing our gear down and paring with a mind toward having to eventually carry it on your back (contrast to our first car camping trip where we had everything but the kitchen sink - full size air mattress, 4 person tent for 2 people, etc...). One thing has been food. Nothing exotic but trying out some different things that are light and easy to cook (oatmeal, which we eat all the time, plus noodles, some different bars, etc...).
The last two times I've had fairly signficant indigestion - basically gas and cramping - during and shortly after out campouts. I can't figure out what the cause is other than just a change in diet. I'm meticulous about sanitation - and my son has not had any problems... only me. I've been thinking maybe I need to go back on my kefir ... I have been monitoring my diet even more closely than usual during my day to day life - eat a pretty consistent diet of whole foods and lean proteins other than clif bars. So perhaps it is adding in more processed foods? The issue with what I normally eat, lots of eggs, chicken, etc... along with fruit and veggies seem difficult to pack due to weight, etc...
Does anyone else struggle with this issue or have any suggestions?