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    Lunch food on long trips

    What do you guys take for lunch food on your longer trips when you want to keep weight down?

    I've always liked can tuna as it's pretty compact and nice and filling but having to lug the can both ways does add a bit to the pack weight. Has anyone found tuna in a packet instead of a can?

    A stick of Salami is good. I started bringing pita bread instead of normal bread as it's not so likely to get squashed but i found it went brittle and fell into a million pieces pretty quick. What do you guys take as a carbohydrate? Crackers a good option for the tuna but I can only eat so many of those.

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    I hate cabin bread and pitta bread as they are just too dry for my pallette.
    Tuna is a good one, but rather than take tins, I would be inclined to tranfer the contents to a vaccuum pack. This sqeezes it down to stuff all and you only have the bag to carry out. Works a treat for all kinds of other stuff as well of course.
    I know of one guy who even vaccuum packs his PLB.
    Backcountry meals are ok at a push, but quite an expensive option IMO. Good old cheese n crackers is my fave.
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    I take cruskits , salami sliced in a vacuum pack , cheese slices;(1s day or so ) a Tamato stored in my tea mug rapped in glad wrap cruskits cheese salami all tit in a Tupperware container which is very compact and saves every thing from being squashed

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    If there is water available in the area then I dehydrate, if not just plan your meal and cook/incorporate at home and put in a ziplock/vacume bag

    Try get away from tin as it's weighty and doesn't burn easily

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    For lunch an apple or orange n a bit of chocolate.
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    Put the tuna in a ziplock. Then a few crispbread and an apple or orange.

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    German packaged bread umpernickel .. Comes in prepagaed slices that keep for ages .. very moist and huge energy hit.
    Salami
    Cheese
    Sliced Onions

    Jetboil, Tea and Condensed milk in a tube ... Nothing quite restores your energy as the above with a warm cuppa

    Apples for on the go .. or dehydrated bananas
    Nuts for instant energy

    And - a recent addition is Dried Sausage or Homemade Biltong

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    I usually take ham/ luncheon, cheese slices and for bread I use buns..... the buns are ok if they are squashed they don't doe up like normal bread when flattened in the pack.

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    Depends what sort of hunting I'm doing, bush hunting I'll just take a OSM bar, orange & some nuts. tops hunting, Tuna or salami, cheese, bread rolls or crackers, orange, probably have a choc bar/nuts in my daypack in case I need a pick me up, snatch.
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    If Im walking in then Im not goin for more than 1-2 or maybe 3 nights max, I love OSMs compact, energy dense and slow to burn. usually make myself some manwidges for the first day then its bars,nuts and tins of fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    If Im walking in then Im not goin for more than 1-2 or maybe 3 nights max, I love OSMs compact, energy dense and slow to burn. usually make myself some manwidges for the first day then its bars,nuts and tins of fish.
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    You just get Phil to carry your lunch, that's why he's asking for advise.

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    2 min noodle is always an easy favourite and usually only takes 3 minutes to make

    I carry a stainless mug that fits my tiny cooker, gas bottle and spork inside. All I need is a water source and bingo, lunch is served.

    Other food items include: Tuna and crackers, muesli bars, chocolate, orange or apple and lollies.

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    Phillip you can get flavoured tuna in sachets/ packets. I like the sweet Thai chilli the best
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    Does every bugger here eat tuna?
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