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    lightweight meals for the bush

    Being the miserable prick that I am when it comes to carrying extra weight into the bush I did some experimenting with some light weight meals. This is my latest creation and surprisingly makes a lot of food. I have put the below ingredients in a large bowl, then halved the mix again, then seal in a vacuum bag. This type of food can save you cooking, so no need to carry a gas or fuel cooker if you don’t mind eating it cold.
    When your ready to eat just put into a billy tin or what have you, add boiling or cold water, allow the mix to soak up the water, it will expand a lot! especially the Couscous and oats. This is high in carbs and energy, is very quick and easy, and tastes really good.

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    ½ cup of rolled oats
    ½ cup Couscous
    ¼ cup of milk powder
    ¼ cup sugar
    ¼ cup shredded coconut
    ¼ cup Goji berries
    ¼ cup peanuts
    ¼ cup Sun flower seeds
    ¼ cup linseeds
    ¼ cup Banana chips
    ¼ cup Wheat germ
    ¼ cup Pumpkin seeds
    ¼ cup chocolate powder

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    interesting, but that's rabbit food

    carbs are just short term energy, and they make you feel lethargic once the initial "hit" wears off.

    i'm more a fan of high protein meals. energy lasts longer.
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    I'd be inclined to disagree with you there EBF. Protein does deliver some energy but its primarily used by the body to repair muscles, tissue etc. Carbs provide far more energy and oats in particular are slow-release so keep you fuller for longer and release their energy over a longer period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    interesting, but that's rabbit food

    carbs are just short term energy, and they make you feel lethargic once the initial "hit" wears off.

    i'm more a fan of high protein meals. energy lasts longer.


    cant eat meat for breakfast everyday
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    BACON, the king of breakfast foods
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    I agree with Ryan, I have done a bit of indurance sports and most athletes would not last very long on a protein rich breakfast,its carbs all the way.

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    On my last hunting mish I packed nuts, raisins, powerade, bananas and some biltong and droëwors.
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    Should change your name to tweety bird!
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    Ha Ha Toby you should change your name to Uncle!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONYVA View Post
    I agree with Ryan, I have done a bit of indurance sports and most athletes would not last very long on a protein rich breakfast,its carbs all the way.
    Yep, Carbs are king for "high performance" activity. Protein is good for back at camp before bed.

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    Good recipe bro. I should get into vacuum packing my own meals for those longer trips.
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    There is a move towards low carb athletic performance... theres a kiwi guy called Jack ? in the +60 triathlete arena who went onto a paleo diet and is current world champ I think.. I read an article in north and south some time back about him.. his intake is meat (incl. organs and marrow/ligament joint tissues etc) and vegetables along with certain fats. This diet solved his joint related issues and has enhanced his performance by all accounts.

    This website is about another high performance athlete doing similar..

    Low Carb Triathlon Training
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    I have an extremely low carb diet, so when I do eat carbs im like the energizer bunny. Im going to make some meat type meals, might have to try some Biltong.
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    Biltong/jerky is great!
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