Day food

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Jamess, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Fromage et saucisson for me. Cheese and dried sausage is something you can never get tired of given the availability and variety in France.

    I could never get into the GORP or crushed crisps thing, it's just too gross.
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  2. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Damn, I've just packed up 6 1/2 days food and forgot its berry season :banghead:
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  3. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Perishables for day 1-2, sandwiches, pork pies, veg samosa.

    For longer, cheese oatcakes, salted peanuts, babybels, peanut butter, bacon fries, jaffa cakes, tuc crackers, chocolate, protein bars.

    Strong flavours and unhealthy treats that will lodge in my aorta are the preference.
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  4. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    If food is lodging I your aorta - I think you may have some v. serious anatomical anomalies …… :confused:
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  5. Ken T.

    Ken T. Section Hiker

  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Next trip... I'm going retro...

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    Pack of four... should last half a day...

    All I need now is Opal Fruits...
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  7. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Toasted opal fruits over an alcohol flame.... Hmmmm I imagine they're not quite the same as over a woodgas stove.... You could soften them on a piece of foil.... Would look dodgy but I remember the joy of my first toasted opal fruits.... Marshmallows never got a look-in after that lol
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  8. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Marathon/Sncikers are utterly fantastic, but don't do well in the cold...it's like trying to bite through a stick. I'm sure I've used one a peg mallet before.

    It's not like these are poor at any time... but when it's sub freezing, they deliver an eating experience Willie Wonka would be proud of;


    The summiteers choice; Tunnocks Caramel Wafer. :drool:
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    They shatter into a bazillion pieces in the cold, coating the inside of your mouth instantly with waffery goodness. It's like Thor has prepared it with a hammer.

    Instant Tunnockgasm ensues.
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  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Quite; but the plain chocolate one....
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  10. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    It's an oblong of turd in a promising wrapper. Nowhere near enough sugar to maintain my diabetes.
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  11. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I usually carry a snickers bar (or2) and then they come home with me again - usually in a different "shape" from when they left - having been melted and squashed a bit.
    Our fridge is rift with such items….. :oops::oops::oops:
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  12. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    I got fed up with dried meat/cheese/oatcakes/snickers so I had a thorough root around Tescos last year and the best thing I found was John West (and other brands) little no-fridge plastic tubs with tuna, salmon, crab etc. They weigh very little but make a really tasty lunch on crackers.

    My son won the fanciest lunch award though this summer when he opened his pack to reveal a little jar of caviar to dollop on his crackers. Flash sod. My plan to top him when we go camping at xmas is to take some really good pate and a half bottle of champagne.
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  13. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Also available in a hiker-friendly package:
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  14. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    US style pouches are also available.

    https://groceries.asda.com/product/...a-lime-and-black-pepper-dressing/910000439001
  15. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Last night I over-roasted some Halloumi slices. They were dark golden brown. I thought they were ruined, but they were crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, so they lost a lot of water. I think I'll try to make Halloumi 'crisps' by chopping it into smallish cubes and then roast until they are golden.

    The same can be done with Cheddar or other fatty cheese. Once you remove the water, bacteria doesn't like to grow on fat, so you should be fine a few days just like with Chorizo etc. High protein, high fat and high calorie food.
  16. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Day food, you mean chocolate? :p


    (Why are you 12 st madam, despite spending a fair bit of time outdoors or running after teens?)
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  17. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  18. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I did saw them there, but funnily enough the only time I ate them was when I spent a few weeks in Perth. I can't remember the flavour though, I just bought a flavour that was on sale. I have to say I prefered sour cream & onion rice cakes over Shapes, and don't get me started on pretzels...

    I haven't eaten tinned tuna in ages, until recently. When I was hiking in Finland as a young buck, our meals would consist of tinned tuna & rice or mash & spam, or mediocre camping meals. Carrying all these tins required the 3kg external frame 80l pack... :D

    Now I just eat tuna out of the tin with nice dollop of Herbamare herbal salt on top alongside with boiled eggs which get the same treatment.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
  19. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker


    Ah well as a foreigner I shall forgive you.:thumbsup:
    I have gone off cooking at all unless it's really cold. Those tuna sachets are so adaptable and your plate/bowl as well. The shapes with some of your Haloumi (I grill it at home) in there with the flavoured tuna. Bonzer.
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  20. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Trail Blazer

    Muriel Gray went on about the squashed mars bar in of my favourite books: The First Fifty - Munroe Bagging Without a Beard.

    Given what she says about the town in the book, I find it amusing that I bought it in Avimore Tourist Information centre.
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  21. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Trail Blazer

    My daughter brought back "Lava snacks" from Iceland, which were based on the bits of toasted cheese that had fallen onto the grillpan.
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  22. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I don't know them, but I can imagine exactly what they are.

    You can do parmesan crisps easily just by grating parmesan on little piles on oven tray and roast them until they are gold brown.

    Then there are these: https://www.cheesies.co.uk/ but I think you can make these at home cooking cubes of cheese in the oven on low temp.
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  23. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Probably the first time I've heard anyone refer to pemmican outside of the Swallows and Amazons stories!
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  24. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Rub a nice fresh and oily garlic clove vigorously then brush (spray is no good) Lebanese/Maltese bread with a good strong olive oil with salt and pepper mixed in. Bake in the oven on low heat till light brown. Chuck some cayenne or chilli on too.
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  25. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    For the perfect combination and concentration of good fat, kilojoules and everything else a tramper needs.
    Macadamias.

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