I think the highlight of every tramp is sitting down around the gas cooker at the end of the day. I can definitely see the practical appeal of dehydrated meals, but there is something satisfying and exciting about making a meal from scratch over the gas cooker. I know it can be a struggle trying to plan meals that are tasty, light, filling and reasonably priced, so I've put down some ideas for anyone planning a weekend in the outdoors.
> Oats ft. chia seeds, linseeds, coconut, dried fruit, cacao nibs, cinnamon and cooked with coconut milk powder and water and with a dollop of peanut butter
> Coffee with coconut milk powder & cinnamon
Known for being the trickiest meal to plan, I went for...
> Slice of thick, dense rye bread or crisp-bread + peanut butter or an avo (if you can keep it safe in your pack) + sun-dried toms
My favourite meal of the day.. I brought three different options along with me, because dinner is the highlight of the day and I wanted to make the most of cooking with the gas cooker. Soba Noodles were a great alternative to pasta as they cook in quarter of the time.
> Soba Noodles + pasta sauce in a zip lock bag + sachet of olives + sun-dried toms
> Miso soup sachet + soba noodles + dried mushrooms, shallots or vegetable mix
> Brown Rice + spices in a ziplock (curry powder, chilli, cumin) + pumpkin seeds + dried mushrooms, shallots or vegetable mix
> Red wine goon or a pump bottle of gin (definitely worth the extra weight)
We ate enough scroggin for one lifetime, but it did fill the gap...
> Scroggin ft. Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds,buckwheat groats, dates, dried apricots, cranberries, sultanas and dark chocolate
> Peanut butter
> Peppermint tea (post red wine)