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On 04/08/2020 at 18:24, chrisjpainter said:

I was camping near the base of Snowdon a few years ago (Llyn Gwynant, brilliant place highly recommended https://gwynant.com/). There was a Lebanese family next to us. We were happy doing normal things - anything minced based is pretty easy, the odd basic curry and fish is nae bother - but this family had other ideas. The men went off with the kids to climb and the women (who were wives, mothers and grand mothers) spent the day making and then slow cooking the meal for everyone in the evening.

I have never smelled a more attractive campsite! the aromas drifted down the valley and everyone who came into the park sniffed the air and went weak at the knees from it. Later that evening out came this amazing lamb tagine, heavily spiced and must have tasted good enough to kill people for. Even my veggie friend was eyeing up a dish. 

Long and the short of it is if you're prepared enough in advance, anything can be done on a campsite! 

Yeah if you have a missus willing to sut at your campsite cooking all day. 

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On 04/08/2020 at 15:06, cookoff013 said:

i normally buy MRE or military rations or something cool. been doing that for years. used to buy them by the case.

but i cant afford that now, what are cheap and easy meals for camping, ?

preferably tins ?

stewed steak, potatoes, tomatoes... 

all day breakfast, anything else? 

4 meals a day?

Have a look here;

https://preppersshop.co.uk/genuine-british-army-ration-meal-pouch---various-menus-16404-p.asp

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It's a balance with MRE's  - What you save in weight and bulk of food, you lose in the amount of water needed to rehydrate it. The older i get the more the food forms a bigger part of the highlight of my day (That and the chance to sit down!) and it's nice to get some fresh in there as well - Smoke meats are perfect

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16 hours ago, cookoff013 said:

I m going to give a few recipes a test run. 

This thread has helped. 

Camping tends to be alot of snacking. 

Simple, breakfast at tent, lunch in pocket on move, evening meal at tent.:good:

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15 minutes ago, strimmer_13 said:

Rambo knifes, crossbows and mres, that's just the front page 😂

But if they have the item that you want at a good price, just avoid the stuff you don't like!:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

But if they have the item that you want at a good price, just avoid the stuff you don't like!:rolleyes:

I dont disagree, in fact they are the cheapest I've seen. 

Wonder if I buy enough I'll get a free crossbow 🤔😅

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On 04/08/2020 at 15:59, simonm said:

Look What We Found pouches are quite nice, they sell them in Waitrose don’t know where else 

They sell these in Booths supermarkets too (north west).  They are very good, but do be aware that they aren’t the biggest of portions and after a day out and about I’d say two would make a reasonable serving along with some pasta or rice etc.  

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This isn’t my photo, I’ve borrowed it from a camping Forum, but it shows some of the easy to cook ready type meals you’ll find in any supermarket.  Loads of people tend to use instant/quick cook noodles as a carb base and then add something on top for flavour.  If you have a wander in the oriental and pot noodle type aisles of your local,supermarket you should find plenty of inspiration.

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2 hours ago, strimmer_13 said:

I dont disagree, in fact they are the cheapest I've seen. 

Wonder if I buy enough I'll get a free crossbow 🤔😅

More likely free face masks!

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For breakfasts, I make my own instant oats, saves a fortune compared to the pre-made Instant porridge Packets.  If you blitz normal porridge oats up in a blender til they are maybe 1/4 of their original size and then stir in some dried milk powder and then sugar/salt/raisins/etc to suit your own taste then all you have to do is pour on hot water and leave it 2 minutes - saves any cooking or faffing.  You need to play around with the milk powder and flavourings to suit your taste but it’s really easy to do.  I use foil vac sealer bags so I can eat it from the pouch.  I reckon it must only cost some 15-20p a serving.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, mgsontour said:

Pizza. . . double wrap in tin foil and put on the fire for 10 mins; perfect

And where will you store this wrapped pizza so that it doesn't go manky?

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On 04/08/2020 at 18:27, bruno22rf said:

Tesco mince beef and onion (tin) + Tin of spuds + tinned mixed Veg, we call it slop, dip bread in it and it's gorgeous! Aldi tinned curry is good and rice is easy to boil , Big Soups are sometimes on offer for £1 and Eggs are cheap and versatile.

 

Tried this slop. It was good. Been thinking of stewed steak, big soup, and a tin of peas. 

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On 21/08/2020 at 08:10, cookoff013 said:

 

Tried this slop. It was good. Been thinking of stewed steak, big soup, and a tin of peas. 

i bought a can of stewed steak from a small shop in wales last year , i couldnt believe the price (around £4.50) , id have been cheaper to buy a real steak.  my mrs gets it for £1.59 a can from asda , its nice to eat when were at our woodland.

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On 07/08/2020 at 11:31, Jonty said:

This isn’t my photo, I’ve borrowed it from a camping Forum, but it shows some of the easy to cook ready type meals you’ll find in any supermarket.  Loads of people tend to use instant/quick cook noodles as a carb base and then add something on top for flavour.  If you have a wander in the oriental and pot noodle type aisles of your local,supermarket you should find plenty of inspiration.

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Ideal kind of stuff if you can manage all the wheat. 
 

I couldn’t believe the price of some of these prep / camping / survival meals. 

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