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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.
    Thats not what I saw yesterday when you were inhaling chrissie cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    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.

    Mix in a bowl dry-

    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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    Question for you @oneshot :
    Where did you get those narrow gauge vacuum pack pouches ... ?? I have a roll of wide vacpac bags , but they do not work at all well when I try to use them sideways ...

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    cut them to size and seal the edges in the vacuum machine to make any size bag you like.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    cut them to size and seal the edges in the vacuum machine to make any size bag you like.
    What kind of machine do you have ?? I ask because I tried that already - and failed - the Sunbeam I have does not seem to like it : cant get all the air sucked out -and- they dont seem to seal.

    Mught give it another try

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    I have a Russell Hobbs, it was the best machine I could find at the time, I've never had a problem with it, I don't know much about Sunbeam.
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    Stolen from MSC guide, is it pretty logical. In winter, cold, snow etc you want to swap it to 1:2:3

    You want between 0.7 - 1.0 of solids per day.

    "High energy value – should contain proteins, fats and carbohydrates
    in the proportion 1:1:4:
    1: Proteins: meat, cheese, eggs, milk powder.
    1: Fats: cheese, chocolate, butter, bacon, salami.
    4: Carbohydrates: sugar, bread, muesli, rice, macaroni,
    sweets, dried fruit."



    Thank you for mix, I'll be trying over Easter weekend
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    Interesting article on meals for the bush Multi-Day Food - Big Game Hunting New Zealand, The Home of New Zealand Hunting. You used to be able to buy tuna in thick foil pouches like this, which would be better than tins, but I haven't been able to find them anywhere.

 

 

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