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Breakfast in the Cold

Breakfast in the Cold


Postby fazerneil » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:52 pm

A further post in our preparations for Glencoe at end of year. We have sorted out meals by freezing dinners in small pots which we hope to defrost as and when needed in tent, and if that means sitting on them so be it! before reheating quick when needed.
The problem is brekkie. By time we have boiled water for cuppas and day flasks, time and gas canisters dissapearing, can anyone recommend best things to take for breakfast, for energy and warmth, in a similar manner to the dinners, that will warm us up inside but heat up double quick...or is it porridge and beans all week?
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby daveh » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:07 pm

Cant beat porridge with honey on or instant oats mixed with hot water and milk :)
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby dacky » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:40 pm

Porridge and beans, in a tent, all week?! I'd have to stake my tent out with telegraph poles.
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby Frogwell » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:48 pm

Malt-o-Meal. Probably quite tricky to get in the UK. Pretty bland too so a little extra flavouring of choice is advisable. Quick to make though and I think semi decent energy value.
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby rabthecairnterrier » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:55 am

Tesco's instant noodles - light to carry, a decent dollop of calories, and cook in a couple of minutes. Only 12p a packet too.
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby Belgian_Hiker » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:50 pm

Watch out for your gas stove not functioning well in freezing temperatures.
In my experiences, the flow from the gas tank really slows down around freezing point (so takes a lot longer to cook with) to at around -10°C completely stopping/not working at all.
Ideally if you have a remote stove with a preheat tube you'll have no problems (something like Primus spider).
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby fazerneil » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:36 pm

Belgian_Hiker wrote:Ideally if you have a remote stove with a preheat tube you'll have no problems (something like Primus spider).

Cheers Belgian_Hiker, invested on one a few weeks ago but worse case is we would have to slum it and include a meal with our drinks in Claggaig Inn each night :lol:
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby fazerneil » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:38 pm

Cheers all, looks like I better get used to porridge and beans then, chitchat_maisy will need to find something else or she will be sleeping outside with that combination :lol:
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Re: Breakfast in the Cold

Postby Collaciotach » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:53 pm

Instant mash tatties :D come in all flavours now with cheese ,chives .....ach you cant beat the buntata morning noon and night :lol:
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