Plate – right now, this collapsible design looks ingenious, but we’ll see how we get on with it: http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/sea-to-summit-x-plate-93110046?id_colour=157
Cup / bowl: http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/sea-to-summit-x-cup-93310044?id_colour=108 These look super cool and it’s great that they pack down flat, but they did not last the trip. We opted for a solid bowl and cup each for 2015.
Knife / Fork / Spoon – http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/sea-to-summit-delta-spork-93210044?id_colour=157 Again, a spork probably won’t last a long trip, but we bought back of five and put spares in our bounce box.
Long handled spoon: http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/sea-to-summit-long-handled-spoon-93210033?id_colour=180 We did not take one of these in 2015.
Dried Food – anything light and high calorie, so it has to be dehydrated food (yum, yum) – Blokey recommends ‘Expedition Food”
High energy food – you know the score, high fat, hight sugar and easily digestible: nuts, chocolate, all the things you normally try to avoid
From our tramping experience, we have learnt:
- peanut butter is essential
- noodles are good either with peanut butter, or added to a dehydrated meal
- for non veggies – cured sausage is good, can be added or eaten as it is and keeps well
- instant mash is great (with gravy granules); potato flakes are rubbish
- powdered milk is essential for a big tea drinker like me, but also good with hot water on muesli / porridge in the morning
- flat bread keeps longer and can be squeezed down the back of the pack
- a little bag of morale is super important, high energy treats: werthers, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, sour sweets, M&Ms – keep the mix topped up when you can