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Snow Food

Postby Rlgm12 » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 9:39 am

Food Options for Snow Hiking.

Fast
Easy
Simple

That's my understanding of what you want your snow meals to be.
Fast so you don't get cold waiting for it to cook.
Easy so that you don't have to spend much prep time.
Simple so that there isn't much weight to the meals.

So ladies and gentlemen, bushladies and bushmen, explorers and the likes.

What do you eat in the snow?
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What is your go to Breakfast?
What is your favourite Lunch?
What do you like for dinner?

Any other thoughts on eating in the coldest conditions?

This is for hiking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and any other way you explore the back country in the snow.
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Re: Snow Food

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 9:50 am

Quick answer is
Calories
Lots of them
Not a facetious answer either
Breakfast is coffee, hot sweet and strong then snack all day until dinner which is often a tin of something with starches and extra oil and butter
I don't eat FD food as a rule as I find it unpalatable and less than satisfying
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Snow Food

Postby Orion » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 10:28 am

I don't think the presence of snow dictates the menu.

I cook about the same as in summer most of the time. Why not? We're in the tent, in our warm clothes, partly in our puffy sleeping bags. We're plenty warm so it doesn't matter if the meal takes a while to cook.

That said, the "coldest conditions" I usually see are -10 or maybe -15°C. And it's generally a dry cold. If it were -40°C I'd probably leave the bottle of wine, soft ripened cheese and the rocket, cucumbers and tomatoes at home.
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Re: Snow Food

Postby Snowzone » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 2:17 pm

Same for me Orion. Probably add a few extra hot chocolates and sometimes carry my thermos so soup can be made quickly at lunch but otherwise would still be porridge for breakfast biscuits or wraps with whatever I decide to take for lunch and a home dehydrated meal at night.
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Re: Snow Food

Postby RonK » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 2:22 pm

This...
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Easy pack and carry
Ready in a few minutes
Warming and filling
Plenty of carbs
Palatable even when appetite is poor
Add a foil pouch of tuna or similar for extra flavour.
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Re: Snow Food

Postby GBW » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 4:37 pm

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Goes well with spud, rice, noodles or bread.
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Re: Snow Food

Postby andrewa » Wed 10 Aug, 2016 7:35 pm

RonK - Deb mashed potato with onion???? Has Deb got better over the years. We were actually talking about it the other night, and I haven't had it for 20yrs, so I'm interested in it's addition here.

My menu depends on length of trips, and expectations of companions. Breakfast pretty well always a hot drink and muesli bars; lunch for short trips is wraps with salad/ salami/ or "bucket lunch" ( salami chunks/shredded cheese/ salsa/ broken up corn chips) in wraps. Dinner more varied. Took daughter 3 ski touring on Bogong last year, and she was keen to have Peking duck for dinner, so we carried up some pre-prepared cut up Peking duck, which was then heated up in a plastic bag in boiling water, which also provided the steam to heat the pancakes, and we then put it together with spring onions, cucumber and sauce. Yummo. Ive also done hamburgers, dumplings etc, but, by myself, I'm more than happy with cheese and bickies, cup of soup, 2 minute noodles, and chocolate. In the snow I really like simple stuff which is cleaned up easily.

Depends on your interest in food. Dining in the bush is not "an experience" for me . It is food.

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