Lightweight food

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M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)
Dec 30, 2005
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Gray,

Have a look at these guys for some "off the wall" ideas

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Their dried range is the best I have encountered - including dried lemon juice and dried yoghurt.

Their dried yoghurt with some dried blueberry makes a great yoghurt snack.

The dried berries, with some crumble mix and instant custard powder makes the lightest, scrummiest blueberry crumble I have ever tried!
 

tiger stacker

Native
Dec 30, 2009
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Glasgow
Jinsin, if you buy tomato cuppa soups and mix up two of them together they make a good tomato sauce substitute for lightweight camping pasta meals.

cheers,
M

Once saw a army chef use powder chicken soup for his sauce, worked well enough when i tried it with pasta noodles and smash. With rice it was a easier pouring into a bowl while adding chicken strips.

Corned beef plus smash with beans, adding curry powder to colour it up a bit.
Pre boil in the bag soldiers, had the golden tins to work on for their scran.
 
Nov 29, 2004
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Because of a lack of choice/availability on a more remote European walking route I once ate mostly canned ravioli and canned sardines (cooked together) for about fives days back to back.

It was surprisingly tasty and filling, although maybe I was just hungry.

Not light to carry though.

:)
 
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Johnnyboy1971

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Dec 24, 2010
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I took a leaf out of someone else's book, measure out a portion size of pasta in a ziplock bag, add cuppa soup packet and stock cube. Suck all the air out and seal.
Boil the pasta with a little extra water then add cuppa soup and stock cube and add some chopped spicy sausage.
Just like pasta in sauce but cheaper.
 

Goatboy

Full Member
Jan 31, 2005
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If you like yogurt this stuff is great, makes up in a vacuum style flask over night, just add water. Add to cereals, curried, marinate, eat as is. Cheaper that buying fresh yogurt. LINK
 

Hypnagog

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Nov 12, 2012
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I tend to take:

Powdered Mash
Sachets of drink flavouring
Flour
Homemade biltong (I've always wondered about re-hydrating it at camp but never got round to it)
Rice / Couscous
Porridge Oats
Some odds and ends to throw into a batch of damper bread (Olives, dried fruit etc)
Cookie / Buscuit mix (the just add water kind)

Another good thing that I've found are the Heinz soup sticks, so I've got a couple of them for my next trip.

heinz-soup-free-samples.jpg
 

aris

Forager
Sep 29, 2012
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Couscous is as easy as a pot noodle - just hot water and couscous. Some salt and oil/butter/fat does not go amiss, nor anything else you might find to toss in the pot - mushrooms fresh ones you find or dehydrated which weigh nothing.
 

nickliv

Settler
Oct 2, 2009
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Aberdeenshire
If its just an overnight then a wide mouthed flask filled with stew or similar may mean that you can leave the stove or some pans behind.

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