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Post by Duncan Holmes » Tue Mar 26 2019 22:32

I have a couple of week long French crping trips booked this year. I only really do drive and survive trips, which obviously means storing and cooking food on the back.

Wondered what clever food ideas people have come up with for that style of camping/fishing?
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Post by Steve Le maitre » Tue Mar 26 2019 22:58

Uncle Bens rice I like the golden vegetable with a tin of tuna steak stirred in, all ready in about 5 mins.

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Post by Kev Berry » Tue Mar 26 2019 23:13

Take some fresh veg and spuds, eggs, powdered/long life milk, a big cool box full of ice/blocks with fresh meat/bacon sausage in, rice, tinned meat etc

live off the fresh stuff for a couple of days---then go onto the rice/spuds tinned stuff

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Post by Nobby C » Wed Mar 27 2019 08:30

Microwave savoury rice, fried with a little water, onion and chorizo. Long shelf life, no refrigeration needed.

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Post by Mike J » Wed Mar 27 2019 11:54

Jack Links Beef Jerky Original in big bags.
All you need is a drink, nuts and fruit.
Its healthy, none fattening, quick and clean, good enough for olympic athletes so good enough for a sedentary part time carper.

Then finish early and raid the nearest eatery before the ferry home or if your doing the Caen route the onboard restaurant is superb (have the Breton curry) :thumbs:

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Post by zodiac » Wed Mar 27 2019 14:49

I'm doing a few days or it's warmer, I freeze food if I can, home made soup and curry etc, and take it frozen, then its a day or 2 before it thaws and you have to worry about keeping it fresh, makes it all last a couple of days longer.
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Post by Ben » Wed Mar 27 2019 16:40

I’d want nice food for a trip like that so I’d take homemade stews in sistema click boxes with bacon/sausage/steak etc from my butcher that I’d vacuum seal myself, I’d store it all in my Dometic cool box which runs of 240v, 12v and gas canisters
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Post by Ben » Wed Mar 27 2019 16:52

Steve Le maitre wrote:
Uncle Bens rice I like the golden vegetable with a tin of tuna steak stirred in, all ready in about 5 mins.
I find the Tilda rice range much nicer than Uncle Bens, the mushroom and firecracker varieties are particularly good.

I also like the Tilda pulses. Their edamame, spring onion and wasabi is good

If I really wanted shelf life stuff with no refrigeration the “look what we’ve found” range is difficult to beat
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Post by delboy » Wed Mar 27 2019 18:26

Pot noodles
Nothing wrong with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Its everyone else.

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Post by Steve Le maitre » Thu Mar 28 2019 20:59

I’ll give the Tilda a go Ben. delboy - pot noodles you Heathen ! To be honest the oll pot noodles can be a good back up when away but don’t live on them.

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Post by Edward.P.A.C » Fri Mar 29 2019 18:16

Ben wrote:
I’d want nice food for a trip like that so I’d take homemade stews in sistema click boxes with bacon/sausage/steak etc from my butcher that I’d vacuum seal myself, I’d store it all in my Dometic cool box which runs of 240v, 12v and gas canisters
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I regularly do 3-4 day sessions afloat. Make up some gumbo, beef, chicken stew, bit of chilli and spag boll. Freeze them and then put them in ya coolbox frozen. You can then store your fresh ingredients with the frozen food. If you haven't got one of those all singing and dancing Dometic cool boxes, everything should last a good 5 days, if you just take out what you need when you plan to cook.
I'll also make up a bunch of individual low fat quiches (no pastry), just mix your egg and whatever veg, bacon and cheese up. Then pour into a muffin tin....bingo 12 individual healthy quiches... :thumbs:
Ive always got some Tilda rice, cous cous and various pastas in the larder on the boat, and if I fancy veg I bring them in a separate cool box. :grin:

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Post by cooky » Fri Mar 29 2019 20:57

tinned curry i tried the tesco one the other week and tbh it was very nice i was amazed also tinned chilli,soups hot dogs,spam for frying the list is endless

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Post by fergie68 » Fri Mar 29 2019 22:54

The tesco curries are decent we have them with uncle Ben's and poppadoms.
Asda have a good selection on pakora, samosa etc to go with them.

The look what we found range has become pretty difficult to find up here. :scratch:
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Post by Ben » Sat Mar 30 2019 07:50

How ironic that the “look what we’ve found” range has become difficult to find
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Post by Andytheammer » Sat Mar 30 2019 08:06

Edward.P.A.C wrote:
Ben wrote:
I’d want nice food for a trip like that so I’d take homemade stews in sistema click boxes with bacon/sausage/steak etc from my butcher that I’d vacuum seal myself, I’d store it all in my Dometic cool box which runs of 240v, 12v and gas canisters
:thumbs:
I regularly do 3-4 day sessions afloat. Make up some gumbo, beef, chicken stew, bit of chilli and spag boll. Freeze them and then put them in ya coolbox frozen. You can then store your fresh ingredients with the frozen food. If you haven't got one of those all singing and dancing Dometic cool boxes, everything should last a good 5 days, if you just take out what you need when you plan to cook.
I'll also make up a bunch of individual low fat quiches (no pastry), just mix your egg and whatever veg, bacon and cheese up. Then pour into a muffin tin....bingo 12 individual healthy quiches... :thumbs:
Ive always got some Tilda rice, cous cous and various pastas in the larder on the boat, and if I fancy veg I bring them in a separate cool box. :grin:
:thumbs: great idea about the low fat quiches

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Post by Bob Watson » Sat Mar 30 2019 14:49

fergie68 wrote:
The look what we found range has become pretty difficult to find up here. :scratch:
They used to be readily available online!

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Post by Cyprio » Mon Apr 01 2019 12:04

Duncan Holmes wrote:
I have a couple of week long French crping trips booked this year. I only really do drive and survive trips, which obviously means storing and cooking food on the back.

Wondered what clever food ideas people have come up with for that style of camping/fishing?
Duncan if your dates don’t clash with mine you can use my fridge. :thumbs:
It runs of mains/12v and gas.
We take steaks,pork,lamb, chicken breasts etc sausages bacon etc live like kings for a week. New potatoes fresh veg.
Will keep food perfect even in plus 30’c temps for the full week.

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Post by Duncan Holmes » Mon Apr 01 2019 20:10

Thanks for the replies gents,

I've got pretty slick at this over the years, but always good to get some new ideas.

I take an icey tek cooler, which pre-chilled and managed properly keeps stuff good all week with the minimum of ice swaps. I freeze all fresh meat down (except steaks) and take a few home cooked "sauce" dishes frozen down.

These days its a fry up every other day, with porridge on the other days.

I take flour tortillas instead of bread, as they don't crush and stay fresh longer, only tinned stuff is sweetcorn, beans and tuna. The later is mixed with pasta and onion as a snack, but I like the rice idea suggested.

I will give Karl's idea of the quiches a try, snacks are usually the hard bit.

I used to like the "look what we found" range, great on shorter sessions too, but like others have found them impossible to pick up locally.

Delboy, this is a FOOD forum, pot noodle indeed. :afraid: :afraid: :grin:
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Post by Duncan Holmes » Mon Apr 01 2019 20:11

Cyprio wrote:
Duncan Holmes wrote:
I have a couple of week long French crping trips booked this year. I only really do drive and survive trips, which obviously means storing and cooking food on the back.

Wondered what clever food ideas people have come up with for that style of camping/fishing?
Duncan if your dates don’t clash with mine you can use my fridge. :thumbs:
It runs of mains/12v and gas.
We take steaks,pork,lamb, chicken breasts etc sausages bacon etc live like kings for a week. New potatoes fresh veg.
Will keep food perfect even in plus 30’c temps for the full week.
Cheers Andy, I'll let you know. :thumbs:
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Post by Monts » Thu Oct 17 2019 18:48

Not sure what to make of this?

https://youtu.be/A7wDHzXuu48

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Post by Mattjb » Thu Oct 17 2019 20:18

Monts wrote:
Not sure what to make of this?

https://youtu.be/A7wDHzXuu48

:scratch:
He's a bit overdressed, the jacket is not very camo!

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Post by Monts » Fri Oct 18 2019 06:35

Mattjb wrote:
Monts wrote:
Not sure what to make of this?

https://youtu.be/A7wDHzXuu48

:scratch:
He's a bit overdressed, the jacket is not very camo!
When he sat down at the end, I thought WTF.
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Post by FN19 » Fri Oct 18 2019 08:29

plenty of rolls lots of square sausage and a grill box from my local takeaway for the 1st night reheated over an open fire yum yum

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Post by Steve Le maitre » Fri Oct 18 2019 17:00

Just tried a Wayfayrer boil in the bag meal. I tried the Chicken Tikka & Rice and it tasted pretty dam good with a fair amount of Chicken in it. £4.00ea.
Takes 5-7 mins simmering on a stove, ok for on the Coleman multi with Petrol but it would be a little expensive to heat on a small gas stove.

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Post by Steve Le maitre » Fri Oct 18 2019 17:04

Monts wrote:
Not sure what to make of this?

https://youtu.be/A7wDHzXuu48

:scratch:
Jason you could invite him over, see if he can cook up a Thames Pike on par with a EE ! He looks well dapper though !

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Post by Monts » Fri Oct 18 2019 17:31

Steve Le maitre wrote:
Monts wrote:
Not sure what to make of this?

https://youtu.be/A7wDHzXuu48

:scratch:
Jason you could invite him over, see if he can cook up a Thames Pike on par with a EE ! He looks well dapper though !
He is a Japanese version of JC. :laughs:
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Post by tigger996 » Sat Nov 02 2019 15:58

for a quick hot snack, 3 minute noodles with a packet of cuppasoup stirred in.

For heating up frozen/cold meals have a large saucepan/stock pot with a trivet. put your meal in a bowl with a lid add an inch of water and steam. You do not get any burnt/sticking food.

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