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Silver Expeditions Food Information


Appropriate food selection is arguably more important than the quality of your clothing and equipment. It is vital that you take in as much energy as you will burn and have a mixed diet of simple and complex carbohydrates and fats so that energy is released throughout the day.

Below are some dos and don'ts and two sample shopping lists.

Dos

  • Do aim for high calories, low weight
  • Do think that dried food is lightest
  • Do remember that any packaging and waste must be carried for that day

Don'ts

  • Don't bring tinned food
  • Don't buy foods containing high water content, i.e. meals-in-a-bag
  • Don’t bring juice drinks
  • Don’t bring fresh or uncooked meat, milk, cartons or cans of drink


Mr Bellis would buy:

(Total kcal count: 9200)


Three Breakfasts

  • 6 x Oats So Simple Golden Syrup
  • 3 x Tea bag
  • Milk Powder

Three Lunches and Snacks

  • 12 x Babybel
  • 3 x Mars Bar
  • 15 x Bourbon Cream biscuit
  • 1 x XL Malt Loaf
  • 1 x Bag of dried apricots
  • 0.75 x Saucisson sec

Three Dinners

  • 3 Handfuls of small shape pasta
  • 2 x Knorr powdered vegetable soup for 4
  • 3 Slices of cake
  • 6 x Tea bag
  • Milk Powder

Emergency Rations

  • Bag of cashew nuts
  • 3 x Lucozade gel sachet


Mrs Pattrick would buy:

(Total kcal count: 9600)


Three Breakfasts

  • 6 x Oats So Simple Golden Syrup
  • 3 x Galaxy hot chocolate

Three Lunches and Snacks

  • 9 x Pitta bread
  • 1 x Primula cheese (pitta filling)
  • 3 x Dairy Milk (Fruit and Nut)
  • 3 x Medley Bar
  • 1 x Bag of dried apple slices
  • 2 x Kendal Mint Cake
  • 1 x Packet of chocolate Hobnobs

Three Dinners

  • 3 Handfuls of penne pasta
  • 3 x Dolmio sauce sachet
  • 3 x Peperami (to go in sauce)
  • 3 x Custard sachet
  • Milk Powder

Emergency Rations

  • 2 x Kendal Mint Cake
  • 3 x Lucozade gel sachet
  • 3 x Mars Bar