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Meal recommendations

Re: Meal recommendations

Postby BobMcBob » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:11 pm

On hot days, take something salty. Loss of salt through sweat is part of what gives you heatstroke and that fuzzy, dizzy feeling. I discovered this quite recently. Although it makes me thirsty and therefore I need more water, about 4 packs of crisps on a hot day really makes a huge difference.
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby Cairngorm creeper » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:29 pm

We take a jet boil cup a soup and dehydrated meal. Current favorite is handi rice Thai Green Curry. Mmm!
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:12 am

There's only one food for the hills: mature cheddar, salami, and Branston Pickle on multigrain bread sarnies. Innit?
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby Mal Grey » Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:20 pm

Tend to take sandwiches, home made, supplemented with a nice bit of pie. Not necessarily nutritionally the perfect thing though! On top of this might be a packet of crisps, a pack of oatcakes, and a couple of choccy bars.

Recently I've taken to taking hot water in a flask for some instant noodles (though never "Not Poodles"!) or something.

In winter, I take soup in a flask.

Generally speaking, I can't sit down and eat a whole lunch when I'm out doing exercise, I'll stop and have a bit, then stop again a few more times. I keep a little in reserve for the way down, its often nice to stop for a rest and a sociable snack after the main difficulties are over.
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby stuart mclovin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:18 pm

in a tub layer some flavoured yogurt, about 200g of porridge oats and some sliced strawberries, easy to eat and will keep you stuffed for a while
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby weebirdie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:01 am

Did the WHW mostly fuelled on Pepperami, scotch eggs and pork pies. Never quite looked at them the same way since.....
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby abbruce » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Just back from 8 consecutive hill :D walking days in Lochaber. Fuelled daily by home made tuna & boiled egg bun, packet of beef cheddars, Holland & Barrett yogurt topped flapjack, litre of water & bottle of lucozade sport.
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby Backpacker » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:18 pm

I usually take a mars bar and a packet of crisps with me, maybe double up if it's going to be a longish day. Does me fine, it's usually fluids that I take plenty of to keep me going
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby teaandpies » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:22 pm

Chocolate gives your blood sugar a spike can/will lower your blood sugar to less than it was before you ate it...making you more hungry. Nothing wrong with eating a chocolate bar but I wouldn't rely on it for energy.
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby jupe1407 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:33 pm

I don't eat or drink much on the hill these days. I can usually get by with a sandwich and a couple of cereal bars on a shorter walk (something akin to Driesh & Mayar). On longer days i'll scoff more.

Make your own sandwiches as well. The "side effects" of supermarket-style sandwiches, especially cheese & onion aren't a lot of fun. I usually make my own Savoury Cheese-type piece, which along with a couple of packets of mini-cheddars, a couple of decent cereal bars and a Dairy Milk makes for a wonderful lunch box.

Drinkwise i usually stick 2.5 litres in the bladder, consisting of a mix of water & sugar-free vimto, with berry flavoured High 5 Extreme caffeine/electrolyte tablets.
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby Grievesy » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:07 am

I am quite similar as the OP, I like to take a break at the top and admire the views while noshing on some hot food to keep me warm as I've stopped. Luckily for me I am in the army reserves so I just nosh on ration packs I've not used previously, cannie beat a hot steak and veg, or a curry at the top ;) jet boil is the way to go!
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Re: Meal recommendations

Postby StevieC » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:48 am

1. Scotch Egg/Pork Pie
2. Mars Bars
3. Satsumas

That's my nutrition system for the hills :lol:

...and once home, a fish supper.
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