/ Rationing wild camping
By still giving yourself a lunch on both days, a good and filling evening meal, breakfast and drinks, just how cheap can you make it and how???
Got to agree with you, apart from winter when you tend to need to eat a lot more due to cold. Food always tastes better and you'll have less waste when cooked wild.
Hole in thermarest?
A sh1tload of coffee and some Peruvian marching powder should keep the cost down!
It can be as cheap or as expensive as you like to be honest. If I was trying to make it as cheap as possible I'd just cook up some decent food at home before hand and reheat it with my stove. I'll assume you've got teabags around the house but you might want to purchase some powdered milk.
If you want to buy food, but still keep the price down then Tesco do noodles for about 9p a packet. Apparently ASDA's noodles are even cheaper, but I don't shop there I'm afriad.
If your marching powder is that cheap it's probably all glucose.
To the OP:
Porridge for breakfast
Most sources of carbs are cheap i.e. pasta, rice, potatoes
For protein anything with beans/pulses in
Bars of chocolate...as cheap as you can stomach
Bag of jelly babies, 2 sarnies and 3 large cups of coffee does me 18-20 miles.
Forget all that filling meal nonsense you have to carry all the crap, it's fuel. Return to civilization, shower, nice meal.
Maybe porridge if I can remember to bring it. Carton of 'ready soup' with tuna dropped into it. More crap to carry and spill over the contents of rucksack. Multi-dayers are different but again not that much a fan of cooking while being eaten alive by midges.
The biggest single cost for me is gas. I'm too idle to bother with anything else to be honest, but a petrol stove would be my biggest saving.
porridge with water only
soreen malt loaf (often 50p/loaf in the co-op)
cheap chocolate for snacks
pasta/salami/cheap sauce in the evening
for one night, leave the stove at home (and all the kit that goes with it)
eat whatever takes your fancy that doesn't need cooking. Drink water.
very light, very cheap.
(if you are somewhere you can light a fire, did you know that you can heat water over the embers in poly bag? Yes, really. How much does a poly bag weigh compared to carrying a stove and pans?)
> A sh1tload of coffee and some Peruvian marching powder should keep the cost down!
tesco value 'malted loaf' is about 19p
my housemate and I experimented with savoury porridge as a way of rationalising the stuff we took.
salami and cheese in porridge is pretty foul tbh
I suspect other than salt, savoury and porridge doesn't work too well!
My wild camp suggestion would be risotto. Take rice, stock cube and small amount of Parmesan. Yumm!
Home bargins for chocolate, biscuits, noodles and dried pasta and sauces packs. Can feed two of us for about £2.50. I then "borrowed" a stove from my grandparents. Can't get much cheaper.
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