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    Anyone use supermarket based food for wild camping trips? If so would love some suggestions.

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    Hi

    There are threads already about this, but I am sure you will still get a load of suggestions, - I am guessing you would prefer dry foods is that righ?

    What sort of trip are you talking about - Number if nights and what terrain, as this will impact of what you could or should have.



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    Couscous is an excellent start point. You only need to boil a little water, and it doesn't need to kep boiling either. Add your choice of fillers to make it interesting and you get a cheap, fairly filling, light, low bulk source of carbs.

    For groups we like fondues, but that really benefits from a stable stove rather than a can-top midget. Everyone can eat by dipping in to the one pot so you don't need so much crockery, it's very nice and sociable too.

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    The pound shop have both porridge and pastas in pots that you just add hot water to.

    Remove from the pots and put into lakeland pour'n'store bags then just add hot water.

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    Oatcakes and a tube of squirty cheese. Those mini salami sausages. Muesli and milk powder. Instant coffees. Instant custard.

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    Cheers for the info guys f.y.i I use a jetboil and I hope to gradually increase the number of days I'm out so would be looking to restock at local shops

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    Those little chocolate or lemon puds they sell as part of the lunch section melt if they get hot

    And I rather enjoyed my crisps and stream-cooled canned G&Tafter setting up my tent!

    Roos

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    I quite like (well, find edible) quick cook pasta with those sachets of sauce. Jaffa cakes and instant custard are good for pud.

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    Tesco, Batchelors etc Pasta and Sauce works well for me. Lived on them recentlyfor a month in Kyrgystan. Cuppa soups to start, then dried and instant custard for pud. You may be able to pick blackberries, bilberries etc.

    I echo Roos's comments too, esp re muesli and milkpowder pre-mixed. Pattersons oatcakes (at Tescos) are good, a bit thicker and thus tougher than most - one packet of 6 is fine for lunch for one. Have with Laughing Cow cheese wedges - last forever, regardless of how hot it is.

    Trailmix, maybe home-made? Ginger nuts biscuits are high in calories, robust and cheap - and you can offer some to others wthout diminishing your supplies too heavily, especially good in foreign countries. They don't melt in the heat either!

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    Sainsburys sell "look what we found" a little heavy but great food and you can cook it in the bag straight in you Jetboil

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    Some great ideas on here looks like I will be able to have quite a selection

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    Breakfast -

    Granola + powdered milk

    Express porridge decantered into pour n store bag with raisins (usually sold in bargain shops 2 for a quid)

    Digestives with mini pots Philli Cheese and honey (mini tubs)

    Lunch -

    Babybel/Nairns cheese oatcakes/Hot Pepparami/Bacon or Scampi Fries/50g packs of salted nuts or cashews

    Evening -

    Curry and Rice - boil 100ml water, add this and simmer a minute more, transfer to pot cosy for 10 mins. Have with mini Nan and Veg Samosas wrapped in foil.

    Look What We Found meal (any supermarket) with Pouch of Microwave Flavoured Rice - cook as above.

    Pitta Breads and Wraps travel well

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    filled tortellini (check storage temperatures and boiling times)
    ainsley harriot couscous & soups
    small packs of (smoked)cheese, chorizo and olives

    bagels & pitta bread in long-life' packs. Aldi. for example.

    Poundshops often have stuff, instant noodles & pasta packs.

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    Are "Look what we found" meals still available in Supermarkets as they are nice and tasty.

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    Some ideas here from a man who knows about these things.

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    Waitrose are now selling "Look what we found" soups now in the same sort of bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kev View Post

    Some ideas here from a man who knows about these things.
    Interesting he has Smash in there. I tried it once and didnt like it !

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    For biscuits I think you can't beat shortbead fingers, they come in a handy square shaped packet that fits niclely into you pack without getting too squashed.

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    I like porridge sachets with powdered milk for breakfast, could try those the breakfast biscuits if not wanting to dirty your pans and get a quick getaway in the mornings. I recently tried the Quaker breakfast bars and thought they were the nicest.

    I normally just snack through out the day on trial mix, chocolate bars.

    I also like the look what we found meals I like the chilli and spag bol ones, I've got the curry ones but havent tried then yet. I think they are great for shorter trips of up to a few days due to weight and bulk.




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    Stoats Porridge Bars are rather good of a morning. Or indeed anytime.

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