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Not exactly wild camping but camping at our feild , wanted to take kids away n every thing elce fully booked or very busy so thort balls we will just go to feild    Kids loved it 2 of me mates co

Todays instalment  Firecracker quarter pounder cheeseburgers  Diced and fried potatoes  Obligatory titanium spork  

Blazing saddles chilli beef with rump steak flat mushrooms, jacket potato and mature cheddar

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Just now, hawki said:

Our chioce in Ireland nothin much

Adventure Food Vanilla Dessert No Colour

a few others i couldn't copy and past its bacilly  7 euro a meal

most people make their own stews and freeze them 

most outdoor gear is a rip off over here clothes boots etc

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8 hours ago, Bush Rummager said:

Looks a good setup that mate.

What's your Jetboil food of choice  if you don't mind me asking??

I was in Cotswold outdoors in Bakewell today checking this lot out. I was wondering how the ready to eat meals compared to the dehydrated stuff..

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£4 - 5 for 300 gram of beans and sausages lol, get to Aldi 40 pence a tin 

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22 minutes ago, low plains drifter said:

Is that you moored up for the winter now Squire, or will you still get about?

I,m on a shipping canal so the bridges are all manned, travelling times get shorter in the winter as the bridges shut earlier but can still come and go as you please within those hours, when it gets really quiet jan/feb time you may sometimes need to phone up and book the bridges as one keeper may man 2/3 bridges and cycle between them, the birth in the marina is mine all the time even if I leave for 6 months as I pay a yearly fee it will be empty when ever I come back 👍👍

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Those ration packs are a waste of money, unless you are on expedition. Any tinned goods will do ok for a few days in ziplocks, eg beans etc (I really like the tinned tripe they do here). A couple of kgs of cooked chicken wings and some uncoocked meat. Pasta/rice/quinoa/ramen etc for carbs. Chocolate, maybe some dried fruit and nuts etc. I can feed 2 people for 4 days on less than 20€. That's feeding around an extra 1500cal a day per person too. Weight wise looking at carrying about 4-5kg each. 

Something I have been trying to nail is making really concentrated stews and soups so that most of the liquid has gone and I just need to add it when cooking. Not cracked it yet, as the flavour seems to go funny and the veg just turns to mush.

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3 minutes ago, mushroom said:

Something I have been trying to nail is making really concentrated stews and soups so that most of the liquid has gone and I just need to add it when cooking. Not cracked it yet, as the flavour seems to go funny and the veg just turns to mush.

How about making a concentrated gravy and adding raw veg and water?

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2 hours ago, Borr said:

How about making a concentrated gravy and adding raw veg and water?

It's the removing the water content I'm trying to achieve. Raw veg, especially roots and tubas hold a lot of water. Concentrating the liquid isn't the problem, it's cooking it down but keeping the nutrition and bite. So far... failure 😂

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12 hours ago, low plains drifter said:

£4 - 5 for 300 gram of beans and sausages lol, get to Aldi 40 pence a tin 

Beans and sausage.. that's 3rd world food ffs!!😂 

Joking aside.. good point you make there. I've just seen the freeze dried meals on Amazon prime and they're £7!! That's £1:50 more than in the shop so obviously your 'free postage' from Prime ain't free!! Like we didn't know that anyway!!

Tried one of the curry freeze dries meals on a day hike last winter with a couple of mini Peshwari naan breads and it was decent enough. Good thing about those packeted meals is you've got no pan to wash out after. Just boil up your water.. fill and reseal the bag and wait ten minutes whilst you enjoy a nice hot cuppa of choice. Obviously eat the food straight from the packet.. bung in the bottom of the ruck sack after. Easy.

Only trouble is with having the curry is that i wanted 8 pint of Cobra after!!

 

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1 hour ago, Bush Rummager said:

Beans and sausage.. that's 3rd world food ffs!!😂 

Joking aside.. good point you make there. I've just seen the freeze dried meals on Amazon prime and they're £7!! That's £1:50 more than in the shop so obviously your 'free postage' from Prime ain't free!! Like we didn't know that anyway!!

Tried one of the curry freeze dries meals on a day hike last winter with a couple of mini Peshwari naan breads and it was decent enough. Good thing about those packeted meals is you've got no pan to wash out after. Just boil up your water.. fill and reseal the bag and wait ten minutes whilst you enjoy a nice hot cuppa of choice. Obviously eat the food straight from the packet.. bung in the bottom of the ruck sack after. Easy.

Only trouble is with having the curry is that i wanted 8 pint of Cobra after!!

 

The dry pasta and sauce packets are nice, cheese, leek,and ham with a chopped onion added still less than a quid 

Take 8 pints of Cobra with you no bother in the rocket pouches

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I’ve cooked steaks and fresh stuff when wild-ish motorcycle camping but for the shorter trips I mainly do I do like the convenience of the wayfarer meals on my jetboil. Some of the dehydrated meals like summit to eat are actually better tasting than I expected. Expensive though and some are absolutely rammed with calories! 

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