John Sutcliffe's kit list (Cape to Cape)

Discussion in 'Kit Lists' started by Lempo, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Quite right and of course they have porridge in other parts of the world like Meallie Pap and Ugali. Grits in the US etc.

    Bha mi dìreach a ’faighinn beagan spòrs le caraidean Albannach.
  2. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    In Scandinavia you often add a dollop of butter on top of it when it's on the plate to make it creamier.

    Also a rice porridge with warm dried fruit stew or sugar and cinnamon is a Christmas tradition.
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  3. Henry

    Henry Ultralighter


    Golden syrup. Every time you heathens;)
  4. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    I get an assortment of freeze dry red berries and mix them up together. Then add some berry mix to my porridge along with dried milk and brown sugar for backpacking trips. I put it in soup n' sauce freezer bags so I can just add boiling water and eat it out the bag.
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  5. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Raisins and walnuts for me.
  6. Charlie83

    Charlie83 Trail Blazer

    And never will any of my mates ever find out about my deep love for Summit to eat porridge with raspberries. They'd make me go and live in the city if word leaked out, the shame.
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  7. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Trail Blazer

    Isn't this muesli mascarading as porridge? :)
  8. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    Another way to eat porridge in Scandinavia is drench it in blueberry (or raspberry, strawberry) soup, which is more like thickened coulis.

    I think mods need to move the porridge discussion to its own topic... ;)

  9. OwenM

    OwenM Ultralighter

    No, muesli had nuts and other bits of wood in it.
  10. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    That's your problem, you think that the Middle Ages has come to an end. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::yawn:
  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Heathens... What's all this oat talk....
    I'll stick with ribeye for breakfast :smuggrin:
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  12. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    One thing about Treklite.... Each thread very rarely stays on topic.... It's something that just happens.... Every day :whistling:
    It used to do my head in... Now it's just the norm ;)
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  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Do you mean your head is permanently done in?
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  14. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    My old man, an iron hard wee Scot added a dash of salty butter. Converted to sugar and a dash of ...milk. Always before the black pudding and googies. A strong Iron Bark eucalypt honey and milk for me.
  15. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Indepth discussion on porridge :roflmao:

    Muesli is my staple breakfast & lunch food unless I come across a nice little cafe.
    Sometimes I add readybrek or coco pops. I also eat this at home so no big deal.

    I've just packed my son's osprey kestrel (now defunct after doing DofE) and I'm loving the fit. Its a good deal heavier than my usual bag but easier to pack, tougher and seems very comfy. Might have to try it out tomorrow (as I seem to have a free pass).
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  16. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Hooks was great. Had his CDT book somewhere.
  17. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

    Is. Now there's a bloke with charisma. Compared to some afflicted with 'charisma bypass'.
  18. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    This next on my reading list..

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  19. lakeshore

    lakeshore Trail Blazer

    Mr Sutcliffe seems to have lot of stuff I managed with a base weight of around 5kg, 9kg with food and water.
    My End to End was wild camping from Lands End to Cape Wrath- albeit in several two or so week trips.I found a ZPacks ArcBlast, a 42 litre bag extra 8kg with pockets was sufficient. I rarely carried more than three days food. After Ullapool I took four days food for a seven day trip; here I rang ahead to Inns and asked if they would make a pack-up to get me on my way. Going solo this worked but would not for a couple or a group. I am in my 70's.
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  20. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    Nice one. How about a trip report? ;)
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  21. lakeshore

    lakeshore Trail Blazer

    I do keep a journal but have never got around to typing it up, perhaps in my dotage. Still enjoying getting out there.
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  22. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Not everyone has the money for UL kit and some of us like to take certain luxuries. No offence meant.

    Also, anything up to 10kgs isn't really that heavy (unless you're a small person) if you're fit and healthy. I try to keep the weight down as I'm getting older and carrying big weights isn't a good idea. Just my opinion mind.

    When in South Africa I ate a lot of maize porridge, bland but excellent food and light too. Their readybrek type porridge used to come in different flavours.
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